6 Cozy Dates for Quarantine

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A couple months ago we created a 12-month Date Guide to help you prioritize dating year-round. Flash forward to now – a very different time – and half of those ideas are still applicable.

Here they are – six fun, low-key, (mostly) at-home date activities to try out when you’re craving some intentional quality time with your partner:

  • Create the ultimate movie/Netflix-binge experience. Well, let’s be real. We’ve probably all been doing our share of this lately. But think of how you could make it fun, special, or different. Maybe you make it a theme night, or randomly pick a movie and see who can write the funniest review to share after.
  • Give an in-depth lesson. Take turns teaching each other about one of your favorite subjects or hobbies. Keep in mind that the “learner’s” engagement is key to making this fun.
  • Have a picnic – whether it’s in your backyard or your bedroom. Cook or order in your favorite meal or build an appetizer tray from whatever is in your pantry. Make it feel special by dressing up a bit and playing some music for ambience.
  • Watch a sunrise or sunset. Grab some coffee or a nightcap and scope out a spot with a view (even if it’s just the bay window of your living room). Reflect on the day ahead or behind you after enjoying nature’s colorful show. Share three things you’re feeling thankful for.
  • Take a hike. In most areas, outdoor activities are still encouraged as long as you practice social distancing. Scout out a park or hiking/walking trails near you and throw on your comfy shoes. Enjoy the fresh air and each other’s company.
  • Exchange gifts. This probably sounds like an odd one, especially if you don’t have a gifting occasion coming up – although do you really need one? You’re probably not going to go out shopping for one either. Here’s where the fun comes in! Create a gift out of things you already have around the house, hiding in a closet, or a box of old memorabilia in the basement. The thought- and creativity- is what really counts here.

The other six dates might require a bit of creativity to work within your current reality, but if you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear how you make them work! You can download the full guide here.

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    1. You could recreate your first dance from your wedding! Or go crazy and recreate the whole thing: Rewrite and/or repeat vows, bake and share a cake, drink champagne, dance party! If you have kids, you could even get them involved with the details and they could act as officiant.

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  1. These are great. How about a trip down memory lane. Get old pictures out and have a discussion about the trips you took or the holiday parties etc.

    Pick a project around the house that you have been wanted to complete. Work together then after have a nice dinner and talk about what you have accomplished together.

  2. Other ideas: Make “culture nights”. Each one picks a country and prepares one night according to “his/her” country. Prepare information about the country and culture (politic, religion, touristic sights, problems etc) and you can even find a short information movie in youtube. The family or couples dress like the people in that country are dressed (with clothes) and then prepare something typically to eat (for example: curry for India and then eating with the hand and sitting on the floor or Arabian bred for Arabia and Chai tea). You can even try to dance a typical dance with music from the country. (If you are christians you can also pray for this country.)

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