Who says that there’s only one day a year to celebrate the love you share with your special someone! No matter how long you’ve been with your spouse or partner, passion and spark can keep getting stronger and stronger-- they don’t have to dwindle and die away.
Remember, passion isn’t only about romance and sex. It’s about getting curious about yourself and your partner. What makes you come alive and what interests you? What lights up your partner and puts a spark in his or her eye?
You might think you already know, but do you?
We humans are always changing and growing, even if it doesn’t seem that way on the outside. You and your partner are no different and this is really great news! It means that there’s no reason to be bored and ho hum about your individual lives or the relationship you share. If you’re open and willing to really listen, there’s something fresh and new that you can discover each and every day about the one you love.
Use this curiosity approach to keep passion and connection alive and it will be easy for every day to feel like Valentine’s Day!
Here are 8 date night ideas that will bring you and your love closer together...
#1: Indoor picnic
Mixing up your usual routine can really spice up your relationship. What can be more UN-usual than pulling out your summer picnic gear in the cold winter months and having an indoor picnic at home? Order out or cook your favorite picnic foods, spread the checkered table cloth on your living room floor and enjoy!
#2: Spa night
Even men like to be pampered so why not create a DIY spa night? There are plenty of recipes online for homemade facials and hand and foot scrubs that use ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Be sure to include foot and back massages as part of this date night experience. Dim the lights, play relaxing music and see where you hands take you.
#3: Gym date
Work up a sweat, get healthier and pump up good-feeling endorphins at the same time. In addition to your usual work out routine, plan a date with your partner at the gym or a local park. Whatever you do, move together. Play racquetball or tennis. Shoot baskets together. Pass the football or take a brisk walk by a lake.
#4: Go exploring
In the spirit of curiosity, why not explore a part of your town or city together that you two aren’t as familiar with? Some really great conversations can arise as you check out the architecture in the historic section of your city or visit an interesting exhibit at your local historical society or art museum. If you believe you’ve seen it all where you live, visit the next city or town away.