Usually, you want to put your best foot forward on dates. You dress your best and wear your most expensive perfume to make sure you leave your date a lasting impression. However, this is not always the case for partners who have been together for quite a long time. Sometimes, spouses may feel like it’s a waste of effort to put their best foot forward because their partner already knows them anyway.
Many people will tell you to ‘just be yourself’ when going out on dates. But for long-term partners, being yourself may mean treating a date like it’s just another out-of-town trip, just another meal, or just another movie. (Boring date alert!)
If you’re doing the same things over and over, it’s time to seriously consider these 6 tricks to make a boring date fun!
6 Simple Tricks to Make A Boring Date Fun!
1) Have a plan for your date. (Yes, really.)
You read that right! Many people experience seasons in their lives when they feel like they’re too busy to plan a date. So they settle for a no-brainer date night: a glass of wine, steak, a smack on the lips. There is nothing wrong with that, but who will ever get excited about the same activities?
There is a saying that goes "failing to plan is planning to fail." Now if you have a plan, you’re one big step ahead in your game! Aside from showing how invested you are in spending time with your partner, you're also taking the lead in making sure she's having the best time.
Simply having a plan will keep you from having a boring date. When you’ve got a plan, anticipation and excitement build up!
2) Go on a double date.
Inviting another couple to spend time with you is a great approach to switch up your boring date! If you’re in the mood to be competitive, play games with another couple and see your team dynamic as husband and wife. You’ll be surprised how much you understand your spouse’s non-verbal cues!
Another advantage of going on a double date is that you see your spouse in another angle. Unlike the usual date night, you see how they act around friends and around a bigger social circle.
3) Dress to kill.
You could say that this is pretty basic advice, but it’s one that tends to be neglected often. The manner you present yourself to your partner says a lot about your mood, your feelings, and even your sexual desire.
It is difficult to feel excited about a date you carefully planned when your partner doesn’t seem to care about his/her look at all.
The attraction is still vital in a committed relationship. Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner or heading out for a beach picnic, it won’t hurt to make sure that you look visually appealing! The more you glow, the more your spouse will be drawn to you like a magnet on your date.
4) Do usual things in an unusual way.
Do you always watch movies at home on a date night? Or maybe dine in your favorite restaurant every week? These are cozy and fun activities, but eventually leads to a boring date. From time to time, it’s nice to spice up your date traditions!
If you’re the type to stay in and watch Netflix at home, then shake things up at a drive-in theater! Drive-in movies create a romantic mood when the sun is about to set and you’re both comfy in the privacy of your car.
Meanwhile, if you’re the type to head out for date night dinner, why not take a cooking class and prepare a romantic dinner yourself? It could be a pleasant experience instead of going to the usual restaurant.
5) Try something new together.
Trying something new makes a date interesting since both you and your spouse aren't exempt from making mistakes at which you can laugh together. In the process, you both loosen up and focus on enjoying the time with each other.
The goal of exploring activities that you’re both unfamiliar with is that it allows you to be curious. Take an Italian cooking class, volunteer at a community project, or learn a new language together! You won’t have to endure another boring date when you’re having fun learning!
6) Invite your spouse for a dance!
Husbands, when was the last time you asked your wife to dance apart from your wedding day?
Dancing allows couples to hold each other and move as one. As you and your partner dance to the beat of the music, your eyes meet, and your bodies stand close enough that you also feel each other breathing. Take her in your arms and glide her across the dance floor until she melts in complete delight!
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