I have taken to writing simple date ideas as a way to remind myself that I need to make more of an effort in my romantic relationship. The last time I went on a date with MOH was over 6 weeks ago and I can’t possible say it was a date ‘date’ more like a date with family and friends. We’ve not done proper dates for months now and I am not sure we actually remember what it’s like to be on a date with each other.
A new friend of mine took me on a ‘date’ to Namsam Tower when I was visiting another friend in Seoul, South Korea. It was nice to be in a place of lovers enjoying some alone time, getting to know each other once more. It hit home for me because I have not done that with MOH for yonks. Having the perfect scenery, the perfect weather and perfect company is something you
only usually see in movies, real life kinda plays to a different beat. With that in mind, I thought I share some simple date ideas which have worked for me us in the past and hoping to give them another run.
Watch a Movie
Cinema or Home – this one never grows old on anyone, MOH and I love watching movies but we are also huge critics so only a handful of movies that come out do we go out to watch them in the cinema. Sometimes we love re-watching some old classics like Ace Ventura just because they are always a great laugh. You don’t have to stick to movies you can watch documentaries too, MOH loves them and always picks ‘interesting‘ ones to watch which usually freak me out as it bursts my little bubble and opens me up to reality. But the point is watching movies together whether at home or cinema is a great way to spend time together.
Hear me out!!! Most men hate shopping with their partners because we women take forever to pick items and sometimes we go overboard. And I know some men are the same, so MOH and I sometimes (and I mean sometimes) compromise. We go to he’s fair stores (anything with gadgets) and we get to visit some of mine. This one can go either way, be the best time you’ve spent together or the worst so it’s up to you both if this is something doable or not.
MOH and I have not cooked a proper meal together for a long time which is funny because for the first fours year into our relationship we used to enjoy this, now almost 10 years on we are hardly in the kitchen at the same time and if we are he’s cooking and I am eating or watching.
Play games together
This is something new even for me, boo doesn’t really play games on he’s console anymore now that every mobile has
too many apps offering different kinds of games. This shouldn’t be a deterrent because you can play board games and other games like drinking games which I love.
MOH loves leisure fishing which I wasn’t too keen on at first until one beautiful summer’s day, whilst he was fishing with friends I managed to catch some shut-eye under a lovely cool breeze and since then it’s been our place to chill and still spend quality time together.
When it comes to simple date ideas, you don’t have to break the bank to spend some quality time together. For new parents out there who are yet to figure out how they will ‘reclaim’ the romance/dates you can start slow with these ideas or go all out and do a weekend getaway even home or abroad. For veteran parents, you know when the best time is for date nights so why not try this ideas.
What do you think of my simple date ideas? Share some of yours in the comments below!!