Best dating ideas
While shared rituals—such as splitting the penne at your favorite Italian joint every Friday—can be a fun tradition, research shows relationships need novelty too.
Keeping things fresh can increase relationship satisfaction and bring back those “butterflies” that we’ve all had on the first few dates, at the same time flooding the brain with feel-good dopamine Couples’ shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality. Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N. Journal of Personal and Social Psychology, 2000; 78(2): 273-84.
Cost: 0Yes, twerking is all the rage right now, but there are other ways to boogie together.
Many dance studios, fitness centers, and even gyms offer tons of dance options, from salsa lessons and line dancing to fitness-inspired options like Bokwa, a Zumba spin off.
Cost: $$This pot of melted goodness can be tailored to the cheese addict sweet tooth.
Whether going sweet with chocolate fondue or savory with some Gruyere, there’s no need to purchase a special fondue pot: Many recipes sub in a saucepan or Crock Pot, like this easy s’more fondue.
Plus, a shared sweat sesh can help you get lucky in the sheets: One survey found couples that run together get it on more too. Grab some cruisers and explore the local scene for a few hours.
Instead, try guessing what’s going on just by watching the plot unfold (bonus points for narration).
Cost: $$Always wanted to check out kickboxing or Cross Fit but too shy to go solo? Many studios offer free or discounted intro classes so you can cheer each other on.
Bonus: Working out with a buddy can inspire you to push yourself harder.
The best part is you don’t have to look too far (or dig too deep in the wallet) to find fun and affordable date ideas.
We’ve put together a list of 30 suggestions under that are guaranteed to pump up the fun and romance in your life.
Maybe that high school French class will come in handy?