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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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Dinner setting for date night

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  • Reply Morgan May 26, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Cute ideas! Definitely going to keep some in mind for dates this spring and summer!
    -Morgan @

  • Reply Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef June 10, 2019 at 8:13 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply Haley Kelley June 10, 2019 at 8:24 am

    This post came just in time for mine and my husbands anniversary! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 4:11 am

      Happy Anniversary!!

  • Reply Debbie June 10, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Great ideas. I would love to take my husband for a couples massage.

  • Reply Karie June 10, 2019 at 9:04 am

    It’s real important to date your spouse. I’m learning just how important it is now that my kiddos are grown and leaving.

  • Reply Jen June 10, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Love the ideas! Thanks for the reminders

  • Reply Laura Lee June 10, 2019 at 11:06 am

    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.

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 4:09 am

      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!

  • Reply Suzanne | CraftingEachDay June 10, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Love these ideas! We went dancing last weekend for the first time in such a long time, and it was a blast! It’s so important to make time for each other.

  • Reply Laura June 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Great ideas! I love the one about group dates. Those could be fun.

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 4:03 am

      Those are a lot of fun!

  • Reply Stacey June 10, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    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!

  • Reply Shirley June 10, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    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!

  • Reply Suzan June 10, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Date night inspiration! Love the active ideas 🙂

  • Reply Meagan June 10, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Wonderful ideas! My husband and I love to get couples massages, but we’ve only gotten to do it a couple of times!

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 4:01 am

      We love it too!

  • Reply Lisa Manderino June 10, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    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!

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 4:00 am

      Sam’s Club is cool! We do a lot of Costco. As long as you are doing things together, right? 🙂

  • Reply Brittany June 10, 2019 at 2:14 pm

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

  • Reply Kymberly Irwin June 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Movie Night is one of my favorite!!! And shopping … my BF and I love to go to Daytona and grab a bite to eat … go watch a movie … and then shop!!!

  • Reply Angela June 10, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    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!

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 3:58 am

      How fun!

  • Reply Heather June 10, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    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!

  • Reply Allyson Spieler June 10, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Massage night is my kinda night!!

  • Reply Jill June 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    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.

  • Reply Catherine McGuinness June 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    This is a great list of ideas. I like going hiking with my significant other and taking a picnic.

  • Reply Leigh Ann Newman June 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    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!

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 3:57 am

      That one is my favorite as well 🙂

  • Reply Kendra June 10, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Great ideas! Staying connected over the years is so important.

  • Reply Christina Furnival | Real Life Mama June 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Dating your spouse is so important! Thanks for the ideas.

  • Reply Karla June 10, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    I’ve never been married, but some of this is just about precious relationships, no matter who

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 3:56 am

      Most definitely! 🙂

  • Reply Annette Durbin June 11, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Great ideas for date nights!!

    • Reply Lina June 11, 2019 at 3:55 am

      Thank you

  • Reply Shirley June 11, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Great ideas. My hubby and I are best at spontaneous dates. Late minute works best for us. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

  • Reply Cindy June 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Great ideas! I love couple massages!

  • Reply Junell DuBois June 11, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Great ideas! We have such a hard time thinking of anything to do other than a dinner and movie.

  • Reply Kyndall Bennett June 11, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    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. ❤

  • Reply Katie June 12, 2019 at 1:40 am

    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!

  • Reply Eileen Thorsen June 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I would love to go on a bike ride with my husband! It just looks like so much fun, and we never did!!! I’m gonna put that on our agenda for this summer!

    • Reply Lina June 20, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      It is so much fun!

  • Reply Josi July 20, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    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!

    • Reply Lina July 21, 2019 at 6:38 am

      Lunch dates are great!

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