With recent worldwide quarantines, our busy lives have slowed to a degree, and have had the happy byproduct of allowing loved ones to spend time together more. The winter brings inclement weather to many, also driving us indoors. Here are some ideas on how to spice up your intimate dates during the winter.
If you’re getting cabin fever, or if you and your date live separately, one idea for a cozy winter date is to take a long drive. If it’s Christmas time, driving in the evening to look at the area Christmas light displays is one easy way to relax. Lots of towns feature a Festival of Lights event to take this idea up a notch.
Take a short road trip to a state or national park to enjoy the beautiful outdoors on your romantic drive. There are small nature preserves all over the country where natural native plants and wildlife are there to observe and enjoy Bring a picnic lunch to share.
If you’re into architecture, a fun road trip is to map out historic roadside architecture and see interesting buildings that exemplified the heyday of early America and its love affair with cars. The former route 66 (which ran from Chicago to Los Angeles) is a treasure trove of interesting roadside buildings that had unique shapes and high kitsch value.
Cook Dinner Together
Cooking dinner together can be a lot of fun, and romantic. Open a nice bottle of wine, pour two glasses, and start chopping and sauteeing your way to a cozy, romantic evening. Pick a kind of cuisine that is new to both of you, so it’s a learning experience. Even if it doesn’t turn out perfect, it will be fun trying something new that you made yourselves.
Make it a full course meal, complete with dessert. End your gourmet evening with a nightcap, and try to stick with teamwork when it comes time to do the dishes, as well.
Tech-Free Game Night
Most would agree that we are all too over-committed to our electronics. Plan a no-tech evening, without smartphones, TV, or any other device that requires an internet connection. Turn off your lights and use candlelight, if you want to really commit. Spend this quiet, distraction-free time to enjoy each other’s conversation. Grab a board game you both enjoy and spend an hour or two connecting through having fun like it’s 1978. Resist the urge to turn your phone on to check any messages. There are very few things in this world, including work, that can’t be put on hold for 2 or 3 hours for the sake of reconnecting with the person you love the most.
Check Into A Hotel, Just For Fun
Even if you cohabitate with your partner, (especially if you cohabitate with your partner) check into a hotel for a night just to have a change of scenery. Hotels can be an escape from the constant activity of children or any elderly parents that might live in the same home. If you are never able to walk around naked in your own house, you can do it in a hotel room with no concerns whatsoever of an embarrassing incident. Lay around and watch TV, have sex, order a delivery pizza or room service… take a break from your everyday grind. Bring a nice box of chocolates to share while you reconnect. In the morning, walk away knowing that you don’t have to wash the sheets or make the bed.
Cozy Winter Dates Don’t Have To Break The Bank
Taking time out to appreciate the people in your life is the basis for the best romantic and cozy dates ever. It’s rare for people to set their many distractions aside and give their whole attention to their partner, or to someone who is special that they would like to know more about.