PET STORE

Now, this one is only free if you have the self control to walk away without buying all the animals, but you could go on a date to the pet store and play with the puppies or kittens (or snakes) or whatever you’re into! Petting animals is therapeutic and animals are extra cute when they’re little and in the end you can walk away without cleaning up any of their mess!

HUNTING

We know for some of you this is WAY out there. But it could be that it’s not impossible, maybe one of you hunts and the other has never come along? Even if a shot is never fired and Bambi’s mom gets to live, the experience of being out in nature on an adventure together could be one for the books!

SHOPPING

Not just boring shopping… Why not go to a vintage shop or thrift store and dare each other to try on crazy clothes for laughs? Or get a coffee and drive around to garage sales or estate sales with a few bucks on hand.

STRIP NERF

Here’s how it works (married folks). You’re home alone together. You both get nerf guns and start on opposite sides of the house. It’s pretty simple… Wherever you are hit with a nerf bullet, that article of clothing has to come off! You can wear multiple layers to start, but it won’t be long before you’re missing some clothing… You can do with that what you will.

DANCING

Did you and your spouse like to dance once upon a time? If not, how about a dance class? Maybe you’ll find you love something new together? Or maybe you’ll die laughing about how brutal you were at it! Search out somewhere nearby where dancing is happening and get your groove on! OR, why not set the mood, out on some music and dance at home where no eyes are on you?

STRIP POKER

Yes, we said it! This is for the married folks of course! But the old classic might put the spark back into a simple deck of cards. If you’ve forgotten the standard poker hands a simple Google search will remind you of the hands. Then, you can see how long you’ll keep your hands to yourselves!

HIKING

A walk around your neighborhood is nice, but what about somewhere not paved that might feel a little more “unknown”? Google hiking trails near you if you’re not sure where to go. Wildlife Conservation areas are great options. Walking is great for talking and reconnecting, or a quieter approach might allow for some wildlife viewing together!

PICNIC

The simple classic for the win. To make it a full date, why not start at the grocery store together to pick out your food? Find somewhere secluded, beautiful, or interesting. Observe nature, or people watch, or stare into each other’s eyes. BONUS: put the phones away!

KARAOKE

Karaoke is fun whether you can sing or not! It’s about abandon and going for it. Personality beats pride here every time. Want to feel the rush together? Make it a duet! We put this on in both the “go out” and “home” categories because you can do find free karaoke tracks on any smart TV through YouTube and sing along together even just at home! (and if you’re home alone you can make it an extra steamy performance!