3 Fun Ideas for Your Next At-Home Date-Night (That Aren’t Just Netflix and Chill)
By Space Coast Daily // November 17, 2021
At the start of the pandemic, the idea of a stay-at-home date night was filled with numerous possibilities. Cut to a year and a half later, and you’ve had enough of those Netflix marathons. After binge-watching your favorite web shows for the umpteenth time, it’s only natural to want to try something new for your next date night.
Of course, you could head to a fancy restaurant for wine tasting or a candlelight dinner. But there are going to be days when going out may not be on the cards. Perhaps you’re too tired after a long day at work. Or maybe your partner doesn’t like the idea of spending their weekend at a crowded restaurant.
But that shouldn’t deprive you of the joy of spending quality time with your bae. Even if you ditch the Netflix and chill plan, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy a memorable date night within the confines of your home.
In this blog, we’ve curated a few interesting stay-at-home date-night ideas to help you find the right inspiration. Let’s take a look.
1. Take a Love Compatibility Test
Whether you’ve been with your partner for as long as you can remember, or are in the initial phase of getting to know each other, taking a love compatibility test is a great idea. It could be a way of reigniting the old spark that you’ve been missing in your relationship. Or it could help you start a more intimate and meaningful conversation with your partner.
Start by finding a good quality test, such as MysticMag’s love compatibility calculator. All you need to do is enter both of your names and zodiac signs. Then wait for the algorithm to do the magic and reveal your compatibility score.
Remember that a lower love compatibility score doesn’t mean your partner and you aren’t a good match. Nor does it mean that your relationship won’t last. It simply highlights a few areas both of you need to work on. Even if you’ve known each other for decades, it could help you see your SO in a new light.
2. Set Up a Camp in Your Backyard
Does your partner share your love for nature and the outdoors? Have you been craving a romantic couple’s getaway but can’t find the time from your hectic schedule? Wouldn’t it be great if you could experience the adventure and stillness of camping on your date night?
Well, as it turns out, you don’t have to venture too far to enjoy camping with your bae. Simply pitch a tent in your backyard, throw in a mattress with some fuzzy cushions, hang a few fairy lights around your tent, and that’s it. You’re ready for a night of backyard camping.
It’s a great way to take a break from your busy lifestyle and relax with your partner. Depending on the available space, you could set up a campfire to roast marshmallows and devour fresh s’mores.
Or you could bring your favorite book of poems, and read a few pages with your partner. You could even use the time to make a bucket list of all the things you want to accomplish together. Don’t forget to bring your favorite camping foods to make the experience more realistic.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to lay down under the open sky and indulge in stargazing. There’s nothing more romantic than marveling at the stars with your SO right beside you.
3. Plan a Game Night
Revisit your childhood days with a night of Monopoly, Pictionary, Battleship, and all your favorite board games. Competing with your partner is a fun way of knowing how they might handle stressful situations. Also, you get a welcome break from staring at your phone’s screen throughout the day.
If board games aren’t your thing, you could even turn the date into a trivia night. Even if you’ve known your partner all your life, there could be things from their past that you’re yet to discover. Work together to list questions that’ll help you know each other on a deeper level.
If you’ve been scratching your head, here are a few ideas:
■ What’s your partner’s dream holiday destination?
■ What was your partner’s favorite TV show as a child?
■ Who, among the two of you, is more likely to say “sorry” after a fight?
■ Who was your partner’s first celebrity crush?
■ Which one of you gets more scared while watching a horror movie?
Keep a piece of paper handy to write your answers, and read them out loud to each other.
A stay-at-home date night doesn’t have to be boring. A bit of effort and planning will help you spice things up and spend a memorable evening with bae. The important thing is to keep your partner’s likes and dislikes in mind while planning your next date night.