Sadly, the fact is that most couples spend their evenings together at home on the sofa, stumbling into gadgets. A romantic evening is a trip to a movie or a restaurant. In the meantime, there are at least 100 ways to spend time together so that you both remember it for a long time.
Arrange a youtube party: stock up on popcorn and show each other your favourite videos.
Take a ride on the river tram.
Play a board game from your childhood – dominoes or “Snakes and Stairs”.
Write an essay on “How we spent the summer.” (and don’t show it to your grandmothers. Never).
Feed the ducks and swans in the pond.
Take a bike ride to places that you particularly care about. Show each other where your “place of strength” is in this town.
Enroll in a trial martial arts class and sparring with each other.
Massage each other according to classic massage instructions for masseurs.
Buy indoor flowers and transplant them together.
Arrange a photo shoot for each other.
Prepare something you never have time for. Homemade dumplings, for example.
Fake your alleged first date. Imagine you just met. (Great excuse to buy a new dress, by the way)
Make beautiful selfies, post them on Facebook and ask subscribers what a famous couple you look like. Read, argue and have fun.
Make a romantic video about you. It’s just on the phone.
Take a tent and go camping for the weekend.
Take the dog for a walk. If you don’t have one, you can help the volunteers at the dog shelter or just your grandmother from the next apartment.
Read your favourite books on roles.
Cook a dish together that you’ve both never tasted before.
- Buy a map of your city and pretend to be tourists. Try to get lost and look for the right route on the map.
Take apart your wardrobes and decide which things to give to the needy and which to throw away. Arrange in advance not to encroach on a saint – for example, your favourite kindergarten dress and its patchy marsh boots.
Restore any old thing, like grandma’s chair. Draw your initials in a private place.
Go to the store and try on things you would never buy yourself.
Watch a horror film, then boil some cocoa, turn off the lights and tell each other scary stories about the Black Hand and the Wheelchair Coffin.
Paint each other with body art paint.
Build something. A flower bed, a sandbox or a kitty house.
Arrange a computer games tournament for your childhood. Whose Mario will collect more coins?
Collect a puzzle of 5,000 pieces (before you do, stock up on sandwiches and kick the cat out of the room).
Go fishing. Don’t forget to grab the kettle.
Enroll in a dance and go there together.
Help somebody. Save a homeless kitten or take a bag of toys to the orphanage.
Go to a rock festival. Wear stupid t-shirts featuring musicians and imagine you’re 15 years old and have your first love.
Make your own cosmetic repairs in the room.
Have a classic picnic – with baskets, checkered tablecloths and champagne in glass glasses.
Go for a walk and meet someone. For no reason at all. It’s a great way to make new mutual friends.
Meet sunrise and sunset together.
Watch a famous movie together and come up with a sequel you’d like to make.
Play pool. At will.
Sing a duet in karaoke.
Go rollerblading in your city’s most beautiful park.
Go to the woods for berries or mushrooms.
Try to speak only sign language all day.
Buy a ticket to the dolphinarium and swim with the dolphins.
Play pastry chefs. Bake a cake and decorate it together.
Buy a paper flashlight, make a wish and send it into the sky.
Arrange an evening of childhood memories and tell each other the Terrible Mysteries of Mom’s favorite vase, broken by a precise hit.
Bake fortune cookies. The crazier the predictions, the more fun.
Get a street workshop. Teach anyone who wants to make bird feeders, for example.
Rent a canoe and try to swim to the middle of the pond without falling into the water.
Buy the most delicious alcohol and make each other cocktails according to your own recipe.
Cut the Halloween scarecrow out of the pumpkin.
Write a funny song to some big hit like “Moscow Nights Nearby.”
Have breakfast in bed.
Go to the zoo and make sure you buy yourself cotton candy.
Start the kite. It’s not as easy as it looks.
Enroll in a role-playing game and become your favorite heroes.
Go to the water park and ride with the scariest slides.
Spend an entire day in an amusement park.
Rent a quad bike or snowmobile and go off-road.
Buy lottery tickets and watch the numbers on the screen together.
Play cards of no interest, put some serious prize on the line.
Decorate the apartment for some holiday.
Take a horseback ride in the woods.
Take a ride through the city at night.
Play sea battle and noodle. Make sure you’re on a cage just like when you were a kid.
Arrange a cinematic marathon. Show each other the most important movies.
Go to a football game. Well, or any other game where you can cheer loudly for the team.
Go to the flea market and look for things you had as a kid.
Take some serious psychological tests together.
Make a bet. The harder it is to win an argument, the more fun it is.
Rent a hotel room and only stay a couple of days.
Make a list of activities for the year ahead. You’ll definitely want to do something right now.
Take a trip to a country or city that is not too popular with tourists. There you will not be distracted from each other’s typical attractions for holidaymakers.
Go to the racetrack and put money on different horses. Get sick and win.
Collect the puzzle.
Have a psychoanalysis session and tell each other about your phobias.
Draw a family tree.
Go to your summer house and plant an apple tree.
Take out your childhood photos and make an evening of memories.
Boil the jam, pour it into small jars and glue labels with your names on them. Give the jam to your friends.
Try to draw portraits of each other.
Write a letter to the future. Imagine yourself in 10 years – what do you want to tell yourself?
Go in for sports together. A pool or an ice rink would be best.
Choose an unusual museum and go there in the early morning when nobody’s there.
Think of a theme week. Culinary, dance, cinematographic – which you like best. Dedicate every night to this activity.
Arrange a competition. Who’s faster to mix a cocktail or who’s funnier to write a poem on a given topic?
Take a chance! Jump with a parachute or fly in a balloon.
Call your loved ones for family dinner and get ready for it together.
Start learning a foreign language together.
Write a picture you’d like to hang in your bedroom. There are many drawing workshops online.
Go to a spa together.
Choose any room in the house and make a complete reshuffle there.
Write down your plans for the next life together.
Rent a telescope and try to find all the constellations you know.
Take a bath with the foam together.
Read the same book and share your experiences.
Go to the countryside and try on a completely different life. Try to milk the cow, melt the stove and wake up with the roosters.
Go to the shop and buy each other gifts. Just like that.
Point anywhere on the map near your town and go there by car. There’s definitely something interesting there. Well, or impassable.
Dream out loud. What would you wish you had found a magic lamp with a gin?
Have sex. Not the usual way, but the way you haven’t tried it yet.