Are you just itching for some creative post-lockdown date night ideas? Whether you have just about made it through the year of the pandemic together with a fine string of love still holding you together, met your beau during lockdown while arguing the same point against a stranger on the internet, or have barely seen your partner since the whole thing began and are quite frankly just excited at the very prospect of seeing them in the flesh, quality time is essential.
To define quality time means to do something active together that you both enjoy and facilitates bonding. Arguing over who will do the washing next or having to share a work from home desk is not.
With that in mind, this piece will take a look at the world for married couples post lockdown, where there might just be a few more exciting things to do than watch a five-episode documentary on Netflix that could have been done in one.
Have an Elaborate Picnic
This might not seem revolutionary, but for the hermit couples among us and those who feel like they have forgotten how to interact socially, a nice outside picnic can buffer the extreme change from your inside world to the outside.
Picnics will always be romantic (location depending) and also offer a cheap option for a post-lockdown date night (or day) after being on furlough for half a year.
Enjoy a Normal Day Out
Another ease in classic suggestions for post-lockdown date night includes doing all the things you usually did pre-pandemic and enjoying them again. This could be browsing the malls or going on a shopping spree, having a game of bowling, or going to see a movie together. Just go out there and do something you’ve been wanting to do for over a year. Just be safe while you’re doing it!
Travel Somewhere New
If you are among the restless who are just itching to get out and fly somewhere different, talk to anyone and everyone, and have zero fear of readjustment back into the real world – why not go all out? Travel to some great jam-packed states where there are so many things to immerse yourself in and enjoy together. You can find plenty of fun things to do in Orlando as a couple, from intense theme park rides to beautiful scenery! If you are looking to rekindle the love with a fun post-lockdown date night, Orlando is a great place to do it! (Their mask mandates there are pretty lax too from what we hear!)
Take Up Roller Skating Together
If you feel like you and your other half have made a healthy dent in the couch over the past year, you might be thinking it is time to get up and about again. But running is so lockdown, right? So, choose something fun to do together.
A great post-lockdown date night idea is roller skating! The great thing about roller skating is that you can practice outside and use it as transport, or you can also find places that put on roller discos so you can skate to top tunes. It’s a great way to get fit and is definitely worth trying together for a fun experience that gets you moving.
Fire Pit Date Night
For the couples that love sitting around and chatting with each other, drinking a good glass of wine, and just enjoying each other’s company, a date night around a fire pit is the perfect excuse to get cozy, but it also means you have left the house together! Win-win!
There are lots of fun things you can do with your better half, just remember to take the time to actually date each other, even if you’re already married. You may not feel like you need to set aside time for a post-lockdown date night with your husband but it’s SO IMPORTANT!