This post is sponsored by NoStringsDating. All opinions are entirely my own.
This October marks six years that Bryan and I have been together. Holy smokes, that’s a long time! I’m not sure that I have any relationship advice to offer that you don’t already know, but one thing I have learned is that it’s important to keep that spark alive—to challenge each other, to have fun whenever possible, to engage, and laugh, and have sexy times that don’t involve poking your partner in the eye by mistake, preferably.
The summer is my favorite time of year and I thought I’d devote today’s blog post to some fun ways you can still date your spouse, even if you’ve been together for a million and one years.
Have a picnic in the park. I used to do this one a lot when I was dating in Hoboken, because there are some beautiful scenic green spaces along the river. I would fix a basket, throw in a bottle of chilled wine, some fruits, and voila! Romance under the stars.
Volunteer at a local shelter. This is one of my favorites because it’s actually how Bryan and I really fell in love. He knew about my love of dogs, and I learned about his love of pit bulls specifically, and we used to go and walk and talk and take our favorites home to foster.
Get in the car and drive. Sometimes the best dates are the spontaneous ones where you blast old school rap with the windows down. Go where the wind takes you, or spend the day antiquing/window shopping and talking about life and love.
Go to an arcade. Bryan and I have about $20 in coins to use up at Barcade—yes, you guessed correctly. A bar with every 80s arcade game imaginable. We haven’t been back in ages, but the last time we went we pounded drinks and played Qbert and Frogger and had an amazing date together.
Hit up a vineyard! I love wine tasting, but if your mate isn’t big on wine, there are so many other tasting events like whiskey, vodka, beer, etc. Just make sure to call an Uber 😉
What are some of your favorite adult dating activities? Let me know in the comments!