5 Date Night Ideas To Keep The Spark Alive

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Is your marriage in a bit of a slump? Have you found that you and your spouse don’t have time to spend together like you used to, or maybe you’re doing the same things and going to the same places every date night?  Even if your relationship is wonderful, it can be fun to spice things up now and then and try something new. If you’re tired of the same date night ideas and are ready to try something different to keep the spark alive, here are five fun ideas to try on your next date night. 

Paint And Sip

Nothing will help you bond more with your spouse than drinking wine and creating a mediocre painting of the sunset. Paint and sips are becoming incredibly popular and make a great addition to your date night rotation. You and your spouse will join a group of other novice artists who range in skill level and are all ready to have fun. Even if you don’t drink, the experience is enjoyable, and you will have two souvenirs to remember your night. Are you both competitive? Add a level of competition by seeing who can make their painting match the closest to the instructors. The loser can give the other a back rub or foot massage. You choose the stakes, and may the best painter win!

Dance Class

Dancing is a great way to reconnect and increase intimacy. From salsa to ballroom, there are many styles of dance classes you can choose. It’s ok if one or both of you have two left feet, laugh, and support each other in your efforts. Dancing is also an excellent exercise that increases endorphins and makes you both feel happier. Partner up and hit the dance floor together; you may find you want to keep dancing together even when you’re at home! 


Spending time outdoors is a great way to bond and unwind, so why not try kayaking together? Choose separate kayaks or get a tandem one and set off on a nautical adventure. You will love pointing out the wildlife you see along the way and basking in the serene quiet of nature. Why not take lunch along and find a secluded spot to have a picnic. Have an adventure and see where the day takes you! 

Escape Room

Escape rooms will let you work as a team and use your problem-solving abilities. Find the clues and solve the riddles to figure out how to escape. See if you can beat the record time and make it out faster than anyone else. You can even go on a double or group date and all work together, or see if one set of spouses can beat the others. Working together is a great way to bond and enjoy each other’s company. Many escape rooms don’t allow you to bring your phone in, which can be good for couples who spend more time looking at a screen than each other.

Haunted House Tour

If you enjoy spooky adventures, a haunted house tour is a fantastic way to spend the evening. Most towns have at least one house available to tour, and they can be a lot of fun if you enjoy being scared—gear up with your flashlight and ghost hunting tools to see if you can communicate with spirits. You will also hear fascinating stories on the history of the houses you tour and the town you live in many times. Haunted house tours are another fun group date option, as it can be even more exciting when you have others who are just as scared as you. 

When you have been in a relationship with someone for a long time, it can be easy to lose the spark you had when you first started dating. Whether due to having kids or busy work schedules, couples often don’t put the time into each other the way they should. If you’re looking to bring the fun and excitement back into your marriage, why not try mixing up your date night routine. Try taking a paint and sip or dance class, explore the outdoors on a kayak, use your problem-solving skills in an escape room, or try to contact the beyond on a haunted house tour. Investing in your relationship is so important, and you can have a blast while doing it.