8 Simple Date Ideas For Married Couples

When was the last time you went out on a date with your spouse? Life happens and before you know it, kids and other priorities took over.  You are running all over town with their activities and not even having a moment to yourself to breathe.  You wonder whatever happened to “us” and how can we rekindle our romance. 

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It’s important to reconnect with each other.  It’s important to spend “alone” time together and give each other undivided attention as you did at the beginning.

Here are some fun and effortless things you can do to take back date night.


Going out to dinner as you get to reconnect and have an adult conversation without having to chase the kids around. Make a reservation at that restaurant that you have been wanting to try out. Dress up in your best and enjoy some great food with your spouse. You are either forced to talk to each other or just stare at each other.  Regardless, you are together. 

See related post: Why You Should Date Your Spouse?

Movie Night

Check out that new movie you have been wanting to watch.  Sitting in a dark theater with your spouse holding your hands. While watching that movie… doesn’t that spark anything?

Bike Ride

Being together and active. What better way to spend time together.  You can enjoy a leisure ride along the bike trail or make it a competitive date and race away.  


Grab a blanket and some food.  Head out to your favorite park, beach or lake for a private picnic.  Enjoy the weather and scenery as you reconnect.

Night of Dancing

Dancing is such a fun way to let loose and have fun.  It may surprise you that you still remember those moves that have stay hidden for quite some time.  Or you may have developed some new moves you didn’t know you have. Regardless, you are bound to have some fun!

Couple’s Massage

Getting a massage is always a treat… But getting a couple’s massage is on a whole new level.  It is such an intimate experience to have your spouse next to you and getting a massage.  Your spouse may not have ever had a massage before so setting it up and keeping it a surprise adds to the element.

Spontaneous Dates

Sometimes going on a date with no plans or agenda may be the most fun. Not knowing what to expect and just go with the flow. I love that we just decide to go somewhere and end up somewhere we would not have gone to otherwise.

Group Dates

It is great to go on dates by yourselves but sometimes, group dates are in order.  Not only is adult interaction needed with your spouse, but adult interactions are also needed with your friends. We love group dates! It calls for some awesomely fun and memorable nights! 

See related post: Why You Should Date Your Spouse?

It may be challenging to get away for an evening or a few hours but make it a priority.  Make arrangements for a babysitter and enjoy each other’s time.   This may very well be the start of something new.. Just like when you first started dating.  And look where you ended up.  Married with children. 

Rekindle that romance and keep it going.

What are some date ideas you like to do?

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44 thoughts on “8 Simple Date Ideas For Married Couples”

  1. Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef

    Great ideas, we date once a week every single week! Love the picnic idea and group dates are always fun too, thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  2. My husband and I took dance lessons on Thursday nights and always had dinner beforehand. It was so much fun. The only reason we stopped is because spring rolled around and he’s out of town a lot in the spring and summer.

    1. Dance lessons sound like so much fun. We love to go out dancing but my husband never wanted to do lessons. I will have to bring it up again. Thanks!

  3. I agree! It’s so important to make your relationship a priority. One day, the kids are grown up, and you have each other. These are fun ideas for date nights!

  4. I totally need to go on a date with my spouse of five years. Even though we are older, on our second marriages and have no kids living at home, we still need to reconnect. I love these ideas and hope my spouse will get on board too!

  5. Lisa Manderino

    Love all the date ideas! We try to go out on dates as much as possible a lot of the time our dates are to Sams club!

  6. Awww I love all your date night suggestions! Sometimes it is hard to think of new stuff to do. Thanks for the ideas!

  7. Fun, we like surprise each other too, makes even a simple dinner out more exciting ! I had hubby dress fancy once to throw him off pf a taco truck dinner, lol!

  8. We love movies. We use to go once a week while dating. I feel the need to go back to doing that. I just wish there were better movies out. LOL!

  9. Oh, how we need to remember how to “do” dates! Two teen boys with their schedules, work, etc. (blah, blah, blah) has definitely changed the way we spend time together.

  10. All awesome ideas! I think I like the bike ride the most because it gets us out in the sunshine and doing something we love. However, I haven’t ridden a bike in years. I hope I’d remember how!

  11. I normally don’t care about the movie theater unless it’s a flick I’ve been crazy about seeing, but my favorite was when my fiance took me on a surprise date to my first drive in movie to see Zootopia (a flick I was constantly bouncing around to go see). Since the weather was surprisingly breezy, it added a nice relaxing touch to the date. ❤

  12. Love these ideas! Our favorite go to date night has been bike rides or movie nights. How fun, we will need to try dancing sometime!

  13. These are great ideas and so simple (which means doable!)
    It’s hard with a toddler to get time away, but we try to do babysitting swaps so that we can make it happen. Often, that means lunchtime dates instead of the evening!

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