“We may be connected, but we aren’t connecting”
Technology has simplified almost every aspect of our life, except relationships. Blame it on the ease and convenience but it also removes the personal touch.
We have traded long stem roses for yellow smiling emojis and crimson cartoon kisses.
When it comes to relationships, this is not where we should be looking for short cuts. The truth is- relationships are a lot of work.
We fall into habits and don’t continue to ask each other out or plan dates. ‘Starter marriages’ have become normal and when get things get stale-too often we just move on to the next one.
What if we put real effort into what we already have? You may be surprised how rewarding it can be, for both of you.
People connect through shared experiences and learning something new together will help you and your date bond on a deeper level.
This new year, make it a goal to have more fun on date night!
Here are a few ideas for you:
Dinner and a movie getting a little stale?
How about adding a real show to the mix. Live music or comedy shows make for a great night out and a little step out of the ordinary.
Adding live music can feel like more of an experience than just dinner in itself. With just the right beat and a couple adult beverages- this date may even lead to dancing.
Tickle your funny bone with some stand up comedy! Comedy shows make for a great date night out or a group date with all your friends. Hey-even if your date sucks you’ll get a laugh out of it.
Play a little
It was so easy when we were kids. Mix up your classic date and put your game face on. How about go-karting, heading to The Shooting Edge for a little target practice or rolling a few pins at bowling? We fully connect with people when we see them let lose and play. Don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself-this date is the perfect excuse to laugh at each other!
Get your hands dirty
Cooking classes are the perfect date idea because you’re acquiring valuable knowledge and practical skills that can be applied to future dates to come. There are a variety of places throughout the city that offer cooking classes for varying prices and lengths of time. Most places will even send you home with all your delicious creations!
Learning + Drinking
We know most of you would receive an A+ in drinking, so why not try making your own beer and wine! We’re not necessarily suggesting you set up shop in your basement, but you should check out some professional breweries that let you get hands on with your drink of choice. Not into making your own? Check out wine or spirit tastings instead and become an expert! Wine tastings offer a crash course in everything from labels, tannin and “body”? You’ll never have to fake it again.
The Sweat Date
Forget the boring run around the block! Learn something new with your date and get a killer workout at the same time. A lot of gyms and studios are offering new classes that are different from anything you’ve done before. Test your strength at cross fit, race your date on the bike or learn some self-defence moves with a kickboxing class. You can even have a surf inspired workout. You know what they say, “Those who sweat together, stay together.”
Sometimes life just needs a splash of colour. You could grab a coffee and take a tour of a local gallery. Or pick up a brush and make something for your sweetheart. Painting can provide stress relief, quality time, and maybe even a new mug.
We all have the ability to make a difference, even a small one. Why not do a little good in your hood with your date? Incorporate volunteering into your date night. After all, sharing is caring.
Sure, you could go to the same old place because you know exactly what you’re going to get- or you could let yourself have a little fun, be a little uncomfortable and try something new!
Grab your best friend, your crush or your ball and chain and try something new- we dare you.
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