Spending quality time with your partner is one of the most important factors in making a relationship last. It doesn’t always have to be grand gestures of love. It can also be as simple as going out for errands and doing things together, or just chilling out at home.
Doing the mundane is fine, but you also need to spice things up by going on dates and having special night outs. A movie and then a dinner is always a good option, but it can easily become a habit and can slowly lose its magic. Routines are okay, but just like anything else, overdoing it can be boring.
If you’re running out of ideas, we’ve listed down some activities that you could try to break your usual dating routine.
Visit a Museum
Museums don’t get enough attention as a good dating destination. Walking around and seeing artworks can be a great way to not only get cultured and inspired but to also get new perspectives and gain new experiences. Aside from the usual art museums, you can also check pop-up and interactive museums that are usually perfect for the ‘gram. Just be ready to take a lot of photos, though!
Take a fitness class together
If you’re the type of couple who loves to workout, this would be a great way to bond. Try out new activities and maybe even get a little competitive with each other. You can try rowing, climbing, spinning, boxing, or even parkour — whichever activities you both are inclined to explore. You can check out your local gyms or nearby sports centers for schedules and availability of classes.
Go on a hike
Being close to nature is proven to be a great way to relax, so why not unwind with your partner by going in on a hike? Check out a nearby trail that you can explore, or maybe go on a road trip to a national park and squeeze in some rest and relaxation outside of your state.
Volunteer for a good cause
Your quality time doesn’t always have to be just about you and your partner — you can also put those precious hours to good use. Volunteer together in a local animal shelter or join a local clean-up project. Or you can also check out activities for your favorite advocacy and let your partner be involved in the things that you are passionate about. This way, you don’t only spend time with your loved one, you are also doing something good for others.
Try an extreme sport
Daredevil enough to try out something extreme? Why not go all out and try some adrenaline-pumping sports! Go bungee jumping, skydiving, paragliding, or surfing — whatever’s accessible and whatever floats your boat. It’s fun, it’s out of the box, and it’s definitely an adventurous milestone for the both of you.
Visit your local brewery or vineyard
Indulge your sophisticated palette with a visit to your local brewery or vineyard. Bond with your partner over some good drinks and pair them with delicious cheeses and meats. It’ll surely be a great way to satisfy the need for quality time and a delightful meal.