Of the many things that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken, one of the most difficult is finding a new way to mimic date night. While leaving the house for a night on the town may be off the table for the foreseeable future, there are still many options for spending time with a significant other. Here are some tips for planning a romantic date night at home.
Set the Mood
The first thing that should be done for any date night is to properly set the mood. Take some time during the day to clean the house and be sure that any unnecessary distractions like cell phones stay silent for the evening. A great way to set the tone for the rest of the evening is with a candlelit bath and a glass of wine to help unwind from the stresses of the day. Romantic or relaxing music is also an excellent method for creating the proper date night atmosphere.
Bond Over Making Dinner
Another great way to spend date night is to bond over overcooking. The kitchen can be an incredibly romantic place and working together to create a meal might just create some memories along the way. Date night is the perfect opportunity to try something new, including on the food front. If you are struggling to come up with the main course for the evening, a good butcher will be able to offer advice on what to prepare, how to cook it, and what pairs well with your meat.
Switch Things Up
The last tip for planning a romantic date night at home is to not treat the evening like any other night spent on the sofa. Switching things up can add a spark of excitement that otherwise might not be there. Try to incorporate activities that encourage bonding beyond watching a movie or binging a television show. Things like putting together a puzzle, painting a picture, or playing a game together are all fantastic ways to spend time with your partner that doesn’t involve staring into a screen all evening.
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