If you are up for a challenge, consider taking a friend or loved one to an escape room. You'll spend an hour or more working together to find clues toward a way out of one or more rooms. It's like a real-life puzzle for the mind. It might not be easy, but you're sure to have some time together—maybe even some fun in the process.
When was the last time you called up some friends and invited them to meet you for therapy? No, not that kind of therapy . . . I’m referring to therapeutic salt caves. Not only will you and your friends enjoy time together, but it could also improve your health. If money is an issue, check your local Groupon for discounts.
Give a gift that keeps on giving. Present a jar with date ideas that you can do with your child or your partner at their request.
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Go camping . . . in your living room. Did you make forts as a child out of blankets and boxes? You're never too old to transform your living room into a couple’s camping experience once again—only now that you are all grown up, you can go the extra mile. Need some inspiration? Click here.
If your spouse loves a show like Bake-Off, make one of the signature recipes together! Gather all the ingredients ahead of time and then present the invitiation in a card or note.
Set Outlook or Gmail calendar appointments randomly once per week and spend 10 minutes together talking (in person, via Zoom, on the phone, etc.). Drop whatever you're doing and spend time together. Then just go right back to regularly scheduled programming.
Stay in shape while you date and give the gift of a "Fitness Date." Go rock climbing, ax throwing, or just take a fitness class—as long as you are together.
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If you and your partner are feeling ambitious, try taking a cooking class together. Side by side, you are sure to give and receive many touches. Make it a point to be close and have fun. If you would like to find a class near you, try this website (click Cooking, then Couples Cooking). Bon appétit!
Board Game Dress Up
Board games are a favorite pastime for many families. Break away from the norm and try something different. For example, the next time you have a game night of CLUE®, have each person dress up as their character.
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