What is a palette? A palette is a surface that provides a range of colors for an artist to use while painting. Many paintings can be created using a palette filled with a variety of colors. So, your probably thinking, what does this have to do with a relationship. Just like those paintings, many great moments and memories can be created by having fun dates and using a variety of ways to spend time with your partner.
In a long-term relationship or a marriage, the “beautiful paintings” become limited only to holidays and memorable dates throughout the year can be counted on one hand. These “paintings” were created very often in the beginning and now neither of you make enough time to even pick up a brush. Our point is, keep dating your mate! Do something at least once per week or frequently as possible. This doesn’t have to be expensive, take a ride together and enjoy the scenery or go for a walk.
A dinner and a movie are typical dating ideas but after marriage there’s so much more to add to your palette. A dating palette should be used to impress your mate and consist of trying new things, dressing up, prioritizing time, and having positive energy. Does your dating palette consist of only one or two things? Can’t think of anything new? Well, I’m sure at least one of these ideas will interest you and create great memories for you and your partner!
Here are 20 dates we recommend!
1. Horseback Riding/Carriage Ride
Learning to ride together and being unskilled is what makes horseback riding fun. We enjoyed doing it together and it brought many funny moments. If you enjoy that, you may also like a carriage ride. It is romantic, encourages communication, and “cuddle time”.
Never been kayaking? That’s what makes it more fun! We did it for the first time together and it was a challenge. It allowed us to trust in one another and engage in something different. Try it if you haven’t and view beautiful sights, relax on the water, and burn a few calories.
3. Live Entertainment
Going to a live theatre or listening to live music is very fun and you will be surprised at some of the local talent in your area!
4. Favorites Night
Each partner chooses a favorite activity and combine it into one night. If you have a favorite food, game, or place to go then make a date out of it!
5. Dance Lessons
Dance lessons allow two people to grow together and creates excitement! We have learned how to salsa dance through dance lessons. It brought many laughs and it’s also great exercise!
6. Painting Class
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a great artist. The steps are simple and you’ll be surprised what beautiful painting you and your partner creates!
7. Couples Massage
Can’t go wrong when you and your partner are relaxing together. Don’t want to spend a lot of money to go to a spa? Be creative and massage each other!
Add a little spice to a lunch or dinner and create a picnic just for the two of you.
9. Try a new restaurant
Good or bad, the experience of trying something new will be great.
10. Wine Tasting
A unique date idea that allows you to smell, taste, and view different types of wines while learning together.
11. Vacation Getaway
Whether it’s for just the weekend or longer, it allows you to reconnect with your partner and escape the pressure of every day living.
12. Bible Study
Allows you and your partner to spend time together in the middle of a hectic work week. It strengthens your faith in God and in each other.
13. Candlelight Dinner
Inexpensive, romantic, and creative way to make your partner feel special.
14. Cooking Together
It is fun and allows you both to collaborate and work together.
15. Bonding Time
Find time that best fits both of you. Being intimate with one another is vital in a relationship.
16. Comedy Club
Everyone loves a good laugh. It is fun and will bring many laughs for you and your partner.
17. Laser Tag/Go-Karts/Arcade
Youthful fun to keep your relationship fresh and young.
18. Professional Sporting Event
Whether it is football, baseball, or basketball it will make a fun date and has a great atmosphere.
19. Dinner Cruise
It is entertaining, romantic, relaxing, and allows you and your partner to dress up and engage in something different.
Very relaxing, creates meaningful conversations, and is an overall great experience!
Dates don’t always come with a high price tag. Here’s a list of sources we have used to receive discounts for fun activities, hotels, and flights!