Quarantine and COVID-19 restrictions have left a lot of us lonely, bored, and isolated from our usual social circles. This can even apply to those living with their partner. Spending all day cooped up together can cause couples to pull away from each other to get a bit of personal space. While this is often done with no ill intent, it can cause some of the romance to ebb away. So, as COVID-19 begins to make its slow departure, it’s a great time of year to be outdoors. Here are some outdoor date ideas to take advantage of during the warm weather.
Having every meal together can get mundane pretty fast. Sitting down to dinner might have been romantic back when everyone was working outside the house and often spent the day apart. However, with the rise in remote working and unemployment, couples have been made to spend most of their waking moments by each other’s side.
Bring some flavour back into your next meal by creating something special to take on a picnic. If you’ve already reached through the dredges of your cupboard this quarantine, you can even order something to bring with you. After all, who says a picnic should bar you from the experience of eating someone else’s cooking?
Finding a nice, secluded spot in a nearby park to lay out a blanket and have lunch together can bring some excitement back into eating together. Take the time to share something you haven’t yet!
If you and your partner like to be active, a hike is a great way to spend time together. Nature is not only beautiful, but also provides a lot of things to talk about. Taking a moment to watch a colourful bird or admire the view from the top of a hill together can be extremely romantic. Plus, there’s something uniquely rewarding about ending a hike date by collapsing into bed together when you get home. Or, get intimate by taking a warm shower together to clean the day’s travels off each other’s skin.
For the couples that love to relax or daydream, there’s nothing more romantic than lying under the night sky together. Take a short trip out of the city with some blankets and a thermos of your favorite hot drink. Take some time to admire the stars together. Stargazing offers a quiet and reverent environment for appreciating each other’s company. However, it also provides an opportunity for tender conversation. Plus, nothing makes someone more appreciative of the connection they have to their partner than remembering how big our galaxy is.
Make A Day of It
The best thing about all of these activities is that they work great together. These three outdoor date ideas can turn into an overnight camping trip jam packed with opportunities to rekindle the romance that’s been pushed to the sidelines during quarantine.