If you and your partner are looking to make the new year a rekindling of your romance, start the new year off right with a date. Even better is getting a little support from couple’s counseling. However, before getting serious, let’s talk date ideas that will give you a romantic start to the rest of your 2021.
Social Distancing Date Ideas
Because COVID-19 is far from over, it’s important that New Year’s date ideas incorporate social distancing and safety. Because of that, we’ve collected a number of date ideas that can be enjoyed with everyone’s safety in mind.
Personal Fireworks Show
Are you and your date a fan of fireworks? There’s no need to go to crowded hotspots or downtown events to see them. There are bound to be people setting off their own collection and you can see them from a safe distance.
Taking a walk in your favorite park would give you and your date time to talk about your hopes and dreams for the new year. Plus, you can talk with a backdrop of beautiful colors across the sky.
Having a romantic dinner at home can be exactly the kind of rekindling a couple needs. It’s a classic date idea, with the potential to go anywhere. You can even approach it from two different angles.
Acts of Service
One of you cooking dinner and serving it formally may be the perfect date if you or your partner likes to be wooed by the other doing things for them. It’s a great way to say, ‘I know your food preferences, I want you to have a good time, and you don’t have to lift a finger.’
If you and your partner prefer spending time together over formality, cooking dinner together can be even more romantic. If you’ve been together a long time, it’s important to go into this with the intention of having fun, not achieving perfection or doing things ‘the right way.’
Playful Snow Date
If you and your date are a playful couple, a date that encourages that can be fantastic. This is especially true for couples who have been together for a while. If you and your partner were filled with playful energy at the beginning of your relationship, and the passing time has stifled that, rekindle your younger side with a playful snow date.
This kind of date is flexible. You can have it in the yard after a nice candlelit dinner at home. You can take a drive out to the local park. Where you find your snow is up to you. The important part is that you can both freeze yourselves, playing in the cold. Afterwards, you can both curl up together, in dry clothes, to get warm.
A date playing in the snow together can be:
- Sledding – a perfect activity for 2
- Building snowmen
- Making snow angels
- Attempting to build an igloo together
- A classic snowball fight
It’s bound to be good fun, no matter which ones you can cross off the list when you’re through.