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7 At-Home Date Night Ideas


The perfect date doesn’t have to break the bank.  Whether it’s a cozy night in with our Date Night 2 Game or YouTube karaoke, we’ve got everything you need for a memorable date night!

The next time you’re looking for an exciting place to go on a date night, try the living room. Check out these seven creative ideas for a date night at home.

1. Cook something up.

Plan a meal from beginning to end. Pick the recipe, shop for ingredients, and cook together. You’ll work together, the kitchen will put you in close quarters, and at the end of the date, you’ll share a delicious meal.

2. Sing your hearts out.

Unleash your inner rock star! Find lyric videos on YouTube and have a karaoke party for two. Step out of your comfort zone by picking each other’s songs. Not up for belting out a song, even in private? Turn on some dance music and get down!

3. Play games.

Bust out some board games, create some flirty competition, and feel like a kid again. Play an adult card game to add some sizzle to your date.

4. Camp out.

Leave your phones in the house and spend the night outdoors. Walk around your neighborhood holding hands and stargazing. Build a fire in the backyard and roast marshmallows as you sit close. Then spend the night snuggling in a tent.

5. Spend a night abroad at home.

Have an international theme night! Make food native to a country you’ve never visited, listen to music by artists from that country, and watch a movie that’s set there. For example, make spaghetti and meatballs, listen to Pavarotti, and watch “Roman Holiday.” Try learning a few sexy words in your chosen country’s language—and using them. It’s a nice spin on the dinner-and-a-movie standby.

6. Exercise.

Have a date that’s good for your relationship and your health. Pop in a fitness DVD or stream a workout online and tone up together. Between your huffs and puffs, you can reconnect, chat about your day, and motivate each other. At the end of the workout, hit the showers—together!

7. Plan a spa night.

Get in touch with your date by having a massage night. Be sure to set the scene: Light scented candles, pick up some sensual massage oil, and play soothing music. Take turns relieving each other’s tensions.
Any date is what you make it. If you and your date can relax and have fun, the world is your playground—even if that world exists only in your living room.

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