Go to the hardware store Wander around, and dream of everything you would do to your house if money was no object. Find the best happy hours in town and make the appetizers your meal My husband and I go to a place in town that has a happy hour where you can get a burger, fries, and drink for . Don’t get us wrong—we enjoy (responsible) drinking just as much as college freshmen. The rides are actually pretty fun, and big roller coaster drops provide the perfect opportunity to initiate a little hand holding. From outdoor movies to concerts to theater performances, the options are endless. Tune in to local newsletters or magazines that aggregate events, and check daily deal sites for the best options—you never know what you’ll find!But there’s something unappealing about doing the same song and dance with each new dating prospect. And it shouldn’t make you feel forced into making unhealthy choices (like boozing every night for a week straight), or even worse: bored. Sure, wine tasting at a wine shop or restaurant is super fun. Sitting at a coffee shop can be a little drab, but picking up a coffee and walking around the neighborhood can make it that much better. It’s a great way to build up adrenaline, have some laughs, and soak up the sun while at it. It’s fun to go together, and see how funny you each other in the poses. Pretend you’re in a movie If it rains, go outside, get soaking wet, then run to each other, embrace, and kiss passionately (of course) for like 5 minutes, at least. Pick fruit This is a good one for the spring and summer months. Leave something (like a sweet letter) at the end of the trail for your partner to find. But humor me and give it a try (easier said than done, I know). Get this, I know of a couple and they are each 92 years old, and they’ve been married 70 years! Transcendental meditation for 20 minutes at least twice a day! Tell each other why you like/love each other so much This is another thing that’s easy to take for granted in relationships. Even if you don’t break the record it’d be fun to try. Dream about your dream house Look at Pinterest and dream about what your house would be like if you had no limit on money! Be a kid again Remember when seemed like SO much money? Go to the arcade to play skee-ball, air hockey, and video games. Scavenger hunt Spend some time planning a scavenger hunt either around town or just in your house. Take online relationship tests The Love Languages one is specifically good. Pick a TV show and then watch episode after episode Any Dexter, Breaking Bad or True Blood fans out there? Don’t assume you know your partner so much that they’re not allowed to grow or change their minds. Pray or meditate together This will make you feel very close and can also be intimating and make you feel vulnerable. Make life lists Create lists of things you’d like to do together and separately and then share them with each other and get some of the plans in the works! Break a record Look at the Guinness Book of World Records and see which record you two should try to break together.
Bowl Most bowling alleys have specials and fun things like black-light bowling with loud music. Get some thrift store tennis rackets and go to your city’s free courts 30. Go to an antique store and talk about the past lives of old objects 29. Find cheap sporting event tickets or go to your local high-school or college games 41. No matter the season there’s usually something fun happening. Go through your old yearbooks Tell your partner all about your high-school days. Take advantage of coupon sites to get great deals on things you wouldn’t normally do 26.