If finances permit it, take them to a one hour developing location. Write clues on dime-store Valentines and place them around town, then take your love on a car rally or treasure hunt. Robert and Elizabeth Browning's works are a nice place to begin.
You may want to frame your favorite snap shot and give it to your spouse with a note. The date consists of gathering clues and small romantic treasures like poems, chocolates, and other small treats.
Below are some ideas that go beyond the usual dinner and a movie. Not all dates have to involve going out, but if you have young children, getting a break from the kids is a stress release in itself. Alternate who gets the sitter and develop a pool of sitters.
If you’re the responsible, conscientious type, do something together that’s whacky but legal.
Go on a double date If you're a younger couple who wants to learn from an older couple you admire, or you've been married for a while and want to help newlyweds who are starting out, go on a double date!
Then as your relationship bloomed into marriage, it seemed that your wedding day happiness would be eternal.
For some of us it is, but preserving that bliss doesn't come naturally.
Although having a weekly date may seem like a no-brainer, many couples’ good intentions quickly get put off to some future time, when life is not so busy or there’s more money.
Pretty soon the kids are grown and couples find they’ve grown apart. It doesn’t have to always be on the same night, but it’s helpful to pencil in one night each week on your calendars; you can always change the night if a conflict comes up.