10+ Date Ideas

I have been with my man for 8 years – that is a lot of dates!

We don’t get to do a “date night” very often but when we do it is always a challenge to find something new to do. Not to mention for us driving to get a take out is like a date!

Here are some date night ideas for new love interests or for long timers like me:

  • His/Her Favorite Restaurant

So we take turns going to our favorite restaurants. One night go to your favorite restaurant and another night go to his/her favorite restaurant. This keeps it fair and plus then you learn each others favorite places to eat at (great for gift cards/surprise dinners!).

  • Go For A Drive

Every now and then we have a playlist of our favorite songs from over the years and just drive around – typically around sunset time. It is fun to just sing and dance together in the car. If you are a new couple this will still work! Every other song play your favorite song, after all if it is meant to be you will know all each others favorite songs!

  • Redbox/Go To A Movie

We are home-bodies and like to spend the time we have at home. That being said we typically either buy a movie or rent a movie. We rarely make it to an actual theater unless we have a gift card. Mix it up and find a romance movie to cuddle up and watch! Don’t forget the popcorn and M&Ms!

  • Mini-Golf/Driving Range

This is for my outdoorsy couples! Here in Phoenix we have several places that have mini-golf, go carts and arcades which can be fun! Beware though this can get expensive..

  • Home Cooked Meal

Cook together while listening to love songs. It is fun to dance around the kitchen and make your favorite home cooked meals.

  • Sports Game

No you do not have to spend $500 to go to a football game. I am talking about hockey or baseball – typically you can get tickets for pretty cheap.

  • Fondue

One of our favorite places locally is The Melting Pot which is a fondue restaurant. What is great about this place is you can just order dessert instead of a full course dinner! So if you are just having a sweet tooth this is a great option.

  • Local Fairs/Events

If you know your date is going to be on a specific day, look at your local city websites for current events going on. They have home and garden shows, pet expos, beer and wine tasting, tattoo expos, etc. Find something you would both be interested in!

  • Farmers Market

Not many are into this type of thing but it is sometimes fun to see all the different things/foods. Plus these sometimes happen near shopping centers so you can turn it into a shopping day (if your wallet can afford it!).

  • Outdoor Fire

Depending on the time of year – a warm fire pit outside is always nice. Grab some supplies to make s’mores and curl up next to each other underneath the stars. If you don’t have a fire put you can find them cheap online or make a DIY one (Pinterest!).

  • Craft Night

Sounds cheesy – But give us a wooden bird house and that will keep us busy for at least an hour. Sometimes we compete at who has the best design 🙂 This is a cheap night in!

  • Hot Tub/Swimming

In Arizona we can swim almost all year round. A hot tub can make for a more intimate night while a swimming pool would be more of a day time hang out.

  • Video Games

I know when I first started dating my boyfriend we would play Call of Duty together. Ladies – this is your guys favorite pastime the least you could do is trying to enjoy it also. Plus this is a chance to get close and learn how to play.

  • BBQ/Party

This is great for those “first date/meet” types of dates – invite a few friends over to play some beer pong and have a good time. This is a great ice-breaker for the both of you – plus your friends can give their input!

Don’t stress over date night. The relationships that do not work out are the ones that are forced from the get go. If you are both open to trying new experiences then go for it! Don’t think you have to spend a fortune for a date, after all you don’t want to go broke trying to impress that special someone!

Comment below on your favorite date ideas!



New Year, New Resolutions, New You

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017.

We always enter a new year with a resolution to make a change, quit something or have a new outlook on life. How many of you can honestly say that you will keep that so-called “resolution” until December 31st, 2017? Not many.

I am not a great example of someone who keeps their resolutions simply because I do not make resolutions like most. Ditch your thought of a resolution and take on my challenge. I challenge you to make a resolution each month of 2017. You can make your resolution as you go or ahead of time.


January – Save $100.00

February – Work out for 30 minutes each day

March – Only drink 1 soda per day

etc, etc, etc…

It is not a perfect system but it will challenge you to actually keep your resolutions. In December 2017 you can pull out your list and see how many resolutions you actually kept! Do not pressure yourself with having to make a year-long commitment to one change in your life because you are likely to not keep it.

Begin 2017 with the joy that in 2016 you were alive, safe, hopefully healthy and loved. Many of us are saying how awful 2016 was to us – trust me I have had a crappy year before. The truth is we need to start being thankful for what we have in life and love one another. There is not a enough time in this life for hate and regret. Follow your random resolutions all year-long for a reminder of how great 2017 was for you and your family.

Happy New Year!

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