So you skipped dating and went straight to marriage. Good for you! But you still might feel like you’ve missed something, especially if you have friends who date and tell you all about their cute dates.
But just because you skipped all the dating shenanigans doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the whole dating scene. You can skip all those ‘does he like me’ or ‘will he call me back’ moments and just enjoy spending time together since you don’t need to worry about that.
So below I’ve compiled a list of 11 cute dates to go on with your husband. Enjoy!
Nothing makes you feel a great sense of awe and joy than staring up at the infinite stars that dot the sky. And so who better to experience this sense of awe and amazement than with your better half?
Grab a blanket, drive a little out of the city, and find a secluded spot where you can just lie back and stare at the stars. Or you can also head to your backyard. Bring a thermos of hot cocoa if it’s a cool night and just enjoy the breathtaking view and spending time together.
2. The theatre
There’s nothing wrong with going for dinner and a movie, but if you want to change things up a bit, why not try going to the theatre with your husband? Get all dolled up and ask him to wear a suit as you head out for a night on the town.
Check out the listings of theatres near you, and pick something both of you will enjoy, like a musical or a comedy, and get ready for a night of falling in love with a new story and characters. Go out for dinner somewhere nice before or after and enjoy each other’s company without any distractions.
3. The park
Remember all those childhood memories of hanging out at the park and swinging until you thought you could reach the sky? Why not recreate them with your husband?
Find a secluded park or go to your local park at night and sit on the swings and talk, or challenge each other to who can go the highest. It’s simple, but cute, especially since the goal is to spend time together, and what better way to do it than just talking and sharing your day with each other?
4. The fair
The fair is a whimsical and romantic place, perfect as a date with your husband! Find a day where the weather is nice and head to your local fair.
Nothing beats the traditional look and feel of the fair; ride the ferris wheel together, go on the merry round, and laugh at yourself for looking silly. Play some games, grab a tub of cotton candy and take lots silly photos of yourself to document the occasion!
5. Try new cuisine
If there’s a kind of food you’ve always wanted to try, find a local restaurant in your city and town and make it a date! Get dressed up and ask your hubby to do the same.
Linger over the bread basket and just enjoy each other’s company; there’s no rush! Just savour the new food together and be adventurous. Nothing beats trying new things together, and even if you don’t end up liking it, you’ll have the memories to remember.
6. The drive-in
Another old-time date idea is the drive-in. Find a movie you’re both dying to see or even pick an old favourite you’ve seen many times; the drive-in will still be a new experience.
Grab your favourite snacks and drinks, or even make some dinner that you can take with you, like sandwiches or wraps, and head to your local drive-in. Bring a blanket so you can get all cozy, and some lawn chairs if you happen to sit outside your car. Lean back and enjoy the show!
7. Cooking together
If you’re the one who normally cooks or if your husband is the one who does it, why not change tradition and do it together? Plan the menu together and be a bit adventurous about what you want to make; go for that dish you’ve been dying to try out but are scared to.
Put on some music and just have fun being together. Set the table nicely, light some candles, even though it’s just the two of you, and enjoy your homemade meal together. You might love it so much that it becomes a weekly tradition!
8. Go on a picnic
Spring and summer are the best time to go on picnics so pick a day when it’s not too hot or a chance of rain. Prepare yours and his favourite foods (you could do it together), pack a thermos of lemonade or an ice-cold drink, and head to your favourite park or secluded spot. It could even be in your backyard! Dress nicely, and don’t forget to bring an old sheet or something to sit on. Bring a pack of cards to play or some books to read, and just enjoy the beautiful day and each other’s company.
9. A boat ride
If you live near a lake or the ocean, why not rent a boat for an hour or two and just sit leisurely on the water? Bring some snacks, and if it’s a bit chilly, a blanket and a thermos of hot cocoa.
You could also bring a book or two and just relax while enjoying the view you have.
10. Explore your city
If you’ve lived in your current city for awhile, chances are you haven’t explored it fully. Take a day out of your schedule and be the tourist with your husband! Research some of the cool touristy spots and check them out. You might discover some new favourite places to hang out.
Dress comfortably, don’t plan a full itinerary, and just walk around, looking at things that interest you. Try food you’ve never tried before, visit some of the local landmarks, and be adventurous!
11. Learn together
What better way to grow closer than by learning something new and expanding your minds? Take a class about something that interests you, attend an Islamic lecture series or conference, or just spend an hour or two reading about a subject you’re interested in and then sharing what you’ve learned with one another. You’ll spend time together and learn something new!
And that’s my list of cute dates to go on with your husband! Remember, you don’t need to blow your budget and do anything fancy to just spend time together. Just taking some time out of your busy day and spending an hour or two together is enough to strengthen the bond that God has created between you two. Hope you found it useful!
Keep smiling, beautiful girls.