Every relationship stage doesn’t start at the same time. Some go through trial and error to determine how to connect on a deeper level; others might fall in love quickly. As you explore your relationship more, consider growing closer with date ideas that fit any relationship stage. No matter how recent your relationship is, partners can grow closer during date nights.
Connect on a Walk
Connecting on a walk does sound cliché, but that doesn’t make it a bad thing. In any relationship, walking helps reconnect with each other. If you want to learn more about your partner, and create a stronger connection, go on a walk. It can be anywhere, and it sure can be spontaneous.
Get Romantic With a Night In
Date night doesn’t need to mean going out all the time. It could mean jumping into pajamas, turning on Netflix, and cuddling under a blanket with some snacks. You and your partner might need a romantic night in if you’ve been in a relationship long enough to figure out if you’re ready for the next step.
The best way to plan a night in is to pick a location. An ideal spot is the living room. When planning a date in your living room, figure out what you and your partner will do. For example, if you’re having a painting night, you’ll want to go out and buy the supplies and certain essentials to keep the night fun and heavily romantic.
Test Out Your Communication With an Escape Room
A unique date idea is an escape room. These rooms test communication, logic, and problem-solving skills. Take the escape room as an opportunity to work on communication—work as a unit to get through each puzzle. The more you listen to each other, the easier it is to understand your partner.
Grow Closer by Playing a Sport
Another great way to grow closer is by playing a sport together. It can be virtual or physical. It’s essential to pick a game that’s not too competitive or strenuous for either person. Choosing a sport is a little tricky because one person might have mobility issues or they don’t have experience. One idea we suggest is pickleball. Pickleball is a social game requiring very little equipment and time to play.
No matter what relationship stage you and your partner are in, you can grow closer during date nights. Grow closer today using one of these date ideas for any relationship stage. These date suggestions can help long-term partners reconnect on a new level and help first daters build a connection.