8 Date Ideas For Couples

I think I’ve always been a romantic at heart due to my soft, caring nature. Since meeting my boyfriend we don’t go on dates as such but we still do things together. I don’t mind at all because I enjoy spending time with him, it doesn’t matter what we do. We have done a couple of things mentioned in this post and I’m hoping we’ll get to some of the others too. Depending on the type of relationship you have can determine the dates you have. Some couples might be real foodies and enjoy going to dinner (we’re not) or they might prefer to stay in and chill (which is us). I hope you find this post useful and feel free share to date ideas/traditions of your own in the comments!

1. Playground – Who isn’t a big kid at heart? Playgrounds evoke childhood memories of running around being careless and free. Have competitions; who can swing the highest, who can slide down the slide the fastest or keep things relaxed with chat and laughter. This date would be especially fun on balmy summer nights when it stays lighter for longer and the playground is less likely to be busy.

2. Entertainment centre – This is ideal for any weather, if it is raining outside and you still want to be active you won’t need to cancel your plans. Places like this usually have a range of activities and can include mystery escape rooms, trampolines, laser tag and bowling. There are normally day passes or deals available to save costs. A centre like this opened near where I live late last year and my boyfriend and I are planning to go when I take time off work in June. 

3. Go for a walk – I do like the simplicity of walking. It’s a chance to put down phones, take a break from technology and enjoy the fresh air. You don’t have to walk very far but it’s nice to be in each other’s company and hold hands and talk. I speak from experience when I say wear appropriate footwear. I went on a Valentines Day walk and I ended up with blisters – luckily they were gone the next morning. 

4. Mini Golf – I have never played proper golf or mini golf before but I really want to try it. I feel like I’d either be decent and take it seriously or get frustrated if I wasn’t very good. Physical activities let that competitive streak out. You could even turn it into a wager and whoever loses has to buy dinner or do a forfeit.

5. Couples bucket list – You could discuss small things you want to do together or talk about the future. This is basically anything you want to do/try as a couple and is a good way to get inside the other person’s mind. The list could be as suggestive as you like! 😉

6. Hot air balloon ride – I have always thought hot air balloons look so magical floating through the sky. The balloons are always brightly coloured and beautiful. A picnic inside the balloon would be even more magical.

7. Board game evening – I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to board games, jigsaws and puzzles. Trivial Pursuit is a favourite, I like showcasing my general knowledge and useless facts that aren’t so useless. Pizza to accompany the playing of games would be perfect!

8. Movie night – This is a classic that never goes out of fashion! You can stay in and get cosy or head out to the cinema and catch one of the latest flicks. Create a fort with blankets and pillows for added comfort or in case one/both of you falls asleep. 


Do you have any favourite date ideas? Have you tried any of the ones mentioned here?

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The Happiness Tag

The Happiness TagHappy Monday! (See what I did there?) Last week the lovely Dannii from A Beautiful Thing nominated me to do The Happiness Tag. If you’re not following Dannii already, please do. I love reading her posts and she’s always up for a good chatter in the comments!

The Rules

  • List 5 things that make you happy
  • List 5 songs that make you happy
  • Nominate 5 bloggers to complete this tag

5 Things That Make Me Happy:

1. Singing/music – If I could only do one thing for the rest of my life it would be singing whilst listening to my favourite songs. Hardly a day goes by where I don’t listen to music and I couldn’t imagine life without it.

2. Makeup – I love shopping for makeup, swatching it, applying it, you name it! If it wasn’t for makeup, I probably wouldn’t have taken my blog down the beauty route. As a result, I have learnt about different products and what works for me. Wearing makeup regularly and writing this blog has given me so much more confidence.

3. Kindness – Whether that’s me being kind to someone or being on the receiving end of someone’s kindness, it always makes me smile.

4. Board games – I absolutely love playing board games but I’ll admit I don’t play often enough. I either don’t have anyone to play with or no one wants to play with me. My favourites are Cluedo, Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit.

5. Painting my nails – This is one of my favourite beauty regimes. I love deciding which colour I want to wear for the week and the feeling of freshly painted nails. I have come so far and gotten so much better at painting my nails, I used to be crap. Practice does really make perfect!

5 Songs That Make Me Happy:

1. Shania Twain – From This Moment On – I am a huge fan of Shania and this song has been my favourite of hers ever since I was three years old. I have mentioned this a few times on my blog before, but I want this to be my wedding song.

2. Zayn – Pillowtalk – This is probably my favourite song of 2016 so far! I love the beat, the lyrics and Zayn’s voice. This song is different to others out there at the moment but still sounds current and very radio friendly.

3. Shane Filan – Baby Let’s Dance – I just had to include Shane Filan somewhere in this post! Baby Let’s Dance is one of my most played iTunes tracks and is classic Shane. It showcases his beautiful voice and lyrical ability and has this kind of old soul vibe mixed with pop/country.

4. Ellie Goulding – Something In the Way You MoveThis track is one of the best on Delirium, it encompasses the pop/dance feel of the album and the production (Greg Kurstin) is top notch. This track is again very radio friendly and I guarantee you will find yourself bopping and singing along! This song makes me want to dance when I hear it and I can’t wait to hear it live when I see Ellie in October.

5. Kylie Minogue – Love At First Sight – Love At First Sight is a Kylie classic and I remember the video so well from when I was younger. This song will have you dancing in no time and will send you straight back to the early 2000s when I believe pop was at it’s best! I love the lyrics as well.

I Nominate:

  1. Rachel’s Beauty Talk
  2. Lifestylebites3
  3. Adele In Glasses
  4. A Brash Attitude
  5. Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Thanks again Dannii!

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