Not everybody likes to plan dates out far in advance as organized folks do. Not every day allows for things to go as planned, especially when the rest of life can be so demanding all the time! That doesn't mean that you should neglect quality time with your significant other.
Almost every couple can make time for some last-minute date plans that don't require much planning, time, and cash on hand. There are tons of activities to do and places to go that can constitute the perfect date night for you and your boo thang!
I keep a note of things I want to do with my husband as a sort of bucket list, but not as epic, and far longer than most lists should be. I'm always bumbling around with ideas in my head, so my iPhone notes have gotten lengthy, and I'm taking this time to organize them into date types.
Some of my date plans are extremely intense and need to be fleshed out over time, but I'll keep those ideas for now and share them with you on a future list. Stay tuned for updates that I may add over time!
Take each other on a shopping journey, but do it all from the comfort of your own home at your cavities online store locations.
Play video games with your significant other and make the process very competitive! Thing games like Mario Kart and Mortal Kombat if you're into that type of violence.
Take a stab at cooking a new recipe together that's a bit complex, and you normally wouldn't go for. This is recommended for couples that have been together for a while; surprising personality traits may come out!
Have a cute little poetry slam in your own home where you and your honey create written works and recite them to each other. This idea pairs really well with wine.
Do an old-fashioned puzzle together. Go for one of those puzzles that have at least 300 pieces so that you can really spend a good amount of time on it together.
This is for my Christian couples! Do an intense bible study session together for an hour or two to really learn something and get more connected with God.
Try an at-home exercise routine together with the help of a video training course. Do something out of both comfort zones, like dancing.
Put together a really cute picnic, but instead of going somewhere, sit out in your backyard or on your balcony and enjoy nature from your home together.
Do a paint-and-sip in your own home with the guidance of a professional, or do a freestyle session on your own to see what you two can come up with.
Treat each other with a spa night and include warm bubble baths and massages with your favorite oils. This pairs great with wine and good music.
Go to a local trampoline park and get one of the craziest workouts of your life if you are older and unfit. Don't be alarmed if you're the only adults actually jumping around in there.
Shop til you drop and ball out at a thrift shop that is near you. This is a real treat if you have good shops with great household items near you.
Go to a pool near you and take a romantic swim together. Indoor pools tend to be open throughout the whole year, but not enough people take advantage of them.
Get on an app like Omegle together and talk to some random strangers on the internet. As you can imagine, a process like this can be a mixed bag, but depending on your personality type, it could be a blast!
Go to a virtual reality attraction near you that may be found in a mall or popular city. Some malls have them available all throughout the day at little kiosks.
Go to an open mic night to enjoy musical or comedic performances. Take a risk and get on stage yourself if you've got the talent for it!
Go kayaking if you live near a local body of water. I live in DC, where there are a few spots you can add your name to for a slot at the last minute.
Head to your local gun range and work on your shooting together. This can be very exciting but dangerous for first-times, so practice extreme caution.
Take a stab at axe throwing, which is a fun activity that is growing in popularity among those who like a fun and competitive activity.
Get crazy and blow off some steam together at a rage room, where you will be able to completely destroy a room without having to pay any damage fees.
Find the closest walking or biking trail near you that you haven't been to and go explore the route together while getting fit at the same time.
Google free concerts near you and go to anything that's happening in your area together, even if it's something you normally wouldn't find appealing.
Go volunteer at a local non-profit company near you. You will likely be able to find great opportunities with a simple google search!
Visit your local zoo and explore the world without having to pay for much of anything at all. Learn about different animals together and bond over the experience that people of all ages can enjoy.
Enjoy a local museum or tourist spot where you can take a stroll, spend some time together, and learn new things all at the same time.
Go to exciting open houses together and explore what you both dream for your futures in a way that won't cost you much if anything at all.
Go window shopping at your local mall and try out things that you normally wouldn't. For example, take a test drive of a great vehicle at a car dealership without any strings attached.
Pack a lunch and your bathing suit to take a ride to your local beach to enjoy the water and nature together with the sand beneath you.
Visit a store like Costco on a day when they give out free food samples to pig out and taste test some of the best free treats you'll ever eat.
Go to the library together, get new library cards, and check out some books specific to couples' advice. How bad could it be?