Memories hold more worth than things. Experiences were made to be shared. Stories can be retold. Relationships shouldn’t always be about the short-term, or quantified by the exchange of expensive gifts. Instead, they should be about enjoying life together. And that is much more valuable than any bouquet or box of chocolates.
A date night doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and it shouldn’t be about an extravagant gesture every time. Instead, opt for an easy date night idea! One that can create those anecdotes you tell your friends, but it also brings you closer with your partner. Spending time together, uncoerced, is so important.
And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we have compiled some of the best easy date night ideas for couples to try.
Take a mini-vacation. Take a drive to a nearby town with a great coffee shop you have been meaning to try or a used bookstore that you have been meaning to browse. Prepare a playlist of your favorite songs, or take the travel time to reconnect. Time alone in the car gives you and your partner the opportunity to talk about everything under the sun without the pressure of being face-to-face. A side-by-side conversation actually helps air out the tough stuff.
See a morning movie. The headache of fighting through over-crowded theaters and dealing with over-priced tickets is over. Instead, opt to see a morning matinée. It’s much less expensive and you’ll be able to claim the best seats in the theater (sans the kid behind you kicking your chair).
Go to a comedy show. Time is one of many sources to report that “laughter is great for you” and that it’s the opposite of stress. And in a high-strung world, it’s difficult to relax and spend quality time with your partner. Instead—laugh together. You will be able to unwind and have some fun! Not to mention, create some funny stories if there is audience participation.
Pizza and a board game. Pull out your favorite board games from your childhood and lay them on the table, order a pizza and open a bottle of wine—you’re staying in tonight. And there’s no harm in that. Spending time at home gives you all the usual comforts with the benefit of bonding, and doing something as nostalgic as playing a board game is bound to get you two reminiscing.
Get a couple’s massage. Start or end the day in a state of relaxation. A couple’s massage allows you and your partner to both ease into a state of peace together, and lets you quiet life’s noises. Whether you schedule a massage or attend a workshop to learn the techniques, this allows you and your partner quality bonding time without outside distractions.
Easy date night ideas are simple to implement and are vital to any relationship. They allow you and your partner to bond, spend time together, talk and create memories which are more precious than anything you can buy.
And if you’re looking for the perfect date night idea, then look no further. FeelXtra offers a variety of couple’s massages as well as a couple’s massage workshop that teaches you and your partner the skills needed to massage each other. All on your schedule. Schedule with us today!