Building and maintaining strong and healthy relationships is more relevant than ever in these current times as many couples are spending long periods of time together at home.
It’s always important to establish that you are both on the same page when it comes to what constitutes a fun, loving and healthy relationship. Just by acknowledging that you are in one means that you are bonded in a new way before you even begin. Decide what a loving, healthy relationship looks like for you both. The loose idea is that its a relationship within which both partners feel committed to a sense of purpose and that purpose is growth.
Even though now is not the best time to head out for a romantic date night, this should not stop you and your partner from planning and dreaming up date night ideas for when the crisis/outbreak has calmed down (we keep our manicured fingers firmly crossed this will be soon!) as this will help grow your relationship, keeping things fun and interesting.
While we’ve been conditioned to associate the idea of a “romantic date night” with (oftentimes) overly priced restaurants that are moodily lit, there are occasions when the best kind of date is one you spend in the comfort of your home.
As it’s not always easy to come up with ideas for a date night spent at home however, we are here to help and teamed up with event coordinating specialist Kate Richards to give you some ideas!
Cooking Dinner Together
Experiment with a new recipe or — for the true gourmets among you — make something from scratch after a trip to the neighborhood grocer. A three-course fondue sampling (cheese, meats, chocolate) may qualify as the benchmark for culinary romance.
Wine, Candles and Netflix
Find a title you can agree on or introduce your partner to one of your dearest favorites. For those that have been together for some time, re-watching the first movie you ever saw together is a guaranteed heartstring-tugger.
Board Games or Puzzles
Family game night (for two) is a great alternative to your normal routine of mac and cheese followed by half-a-season of that new show everyone is talking about on Netflix. Mostly because you actually, like, engage one another instead of mindlessly sharing space but not conscious thought. Hyper-competitive couples may find playing a tête-à-tête board game (especially Scrabble; avoid that one if you’re a win-at-all-costs type) to be too stressful to handle, so opt for something more lighthearted or work on a jigsaw puzzle together instead.
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Imagine the elation on his/her face when he/she walks into the living room to find a blanket adorning the floor, and atop it a healthy spread of delicious edibles and libations from which to graze. Goes well with idea number two if you’re the ambitious type.
For this one you’ll need some massage oils, fresh towels, ambient tunes, a large porcelain (or cheaper, imitation-grade ceramic) tub and bath salts (no, not that kind, silly). Be gentle, be sensual and always offer your client the option of a happy ending.
Paint a Room in Your House/Apartment
Painting a room together can be unintentionally romantic. Not only are you knocking out a piece of home improvement that is nearly unbearable when performed solo, there’s also about a 99 percent chance that things devolve into foreplay before you even finish the first wall.
If you don’t have a garden, try the fireplace. If you don’t have a fireplace, toast them over the stove. S’Mores are delicious and inevitably require the removal of mess from your face at the hands/tongue of a willing and able partner.