The summertime is the perfect time to reconnect and ignite the romance with your significant other! No matter how long you’ve been together and no matter what your individual love languages are, there’s always room for new and exciting date night ideas. Since we each give and receive love in different ways, we put together a list of unique date night ideas based on the 5 love languages.
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Words of Affirmation
If you or your partner value verbal acknowledgements of love and commitment, then we have a few ideas for your date night. One way to express words of affirmation on a date night could be: playing the game We’re Not Really Strangers. This relationship expansion card game is specifically designed for couples who want to deepen their existing connection, ask each other questions, and reflect on their strengths as a couple. Another way to verbalize your love is by writing each other letters or listing the reasons why you love them, why you’re proud of them, and what your goals are for your future as a couple. Both of these are great ways to set your intentions, realign your focus, and build confidence as a couple. Plus, you can do these from the comfort of your home, on a picnic, dinner date, or any other intimate date night!
Acts of Service
Life can get stressful and busy in the blink of an eye, making it challenging to prioritize your relationship at times. If you or your partner feel loved when offered a helping hand, then these date ideas are for you! Surprise your partner with a home cooked meal and cozy night at home after a long week of work. You can pick up groceries for them, whip up their favorite meal, and have their favorite movie queued for when they get home. Bonus points if you turn it into a self-care date day/night! A bubble bath, face mask, and a massage will always be a nice surprise after a long week. You can even use the weekend to plan a couple’s spa day!
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Physical touch can be very affirming and create a strong connection for people with this love language. If you or your partner feel most loved when shown physical affection then you should plan a date night that will *literally* bring you two closer. A few date night ideas that include physical touch could be: taking a partner yoga class, attending a dance class, going roller skating, or even cozying up by a beach bonfire together.
There’s something so special about receiving a gift that has special sentiment. If you’re someone who values the gift-giving process: planning and reflecting on your partner’s desires and recognizing the benefit of symbolic gifts…then there are several date night ideas for you! First, you can customize a date night box with a few of your partner’s favorite things. Make a list of everything that your partner enjoys, including: foods, activities, movies, or anything useful that they might need. You could also gift your partner with a special experience that they’ve been wanting to do. This could be anything from attending a concert together, going on a weekend trip, or even getting a couple’s massage.
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Let’s face it, no matter what type of date night you plan, you’re likely spending a lot of quality time together! However, if you’re looking for a little extra time, that goes beyond a simple dinner and movie date, then we suggest a vacation or staycation together. One of our team’s favorite romantic excursions is the Getaway House. This cozy cabin is built specifically for people who are looking for an escape from the hustle, bustle, and distraction of everyday life! Taking a break from work, wifi, and routines will help you focus and enjoy the company of your partner and dive deeper into your connection as a couple.
If you’re looking to strengthen your relationship, acknowledge your partner’s love language, and switch up your typical date night routine – you can’t go wrong with any of the ideas above! Be sure to check out 10 Fun Outdoor Date Ideas for Summer and 12 Unconventional Date Night Ideas for more.