20 Date Ideas To Fall In Love Again

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When we become parents we put our children before everything. We put it before ourselves and our spouse and that can have lasting effects on both of you. I believe it is important to always remember why you fell in love with one another. Keeping that love in focus I believe can keep your relationship healthy and happy. Dating your spouse may sound a bit strange, but it is important to keep your love alive. Over time we change our personality and if we are not connecting with our spouse, how can they learn to love who we are becoming? Taking time to be alone with one another will help keep you emotionally and physically connected. Thus, making us better parents because we are taking time to unwind and not lose our shit.
Dating your spouse can be hard to do. Follow our 20 ideas to bring back the love to your relationship.


My Husband may be away for long periods of time, but we still find ways to have date nights. Dates happen when he comes home and sometimes they even happen when he is on the road. We value the time together and always find a way to make it work. For a while we would be stuck on new date ideas or nothing would sound interesting. A few years ago I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across this date jar and jumped right into making one. It was by far not the prettiest thing I have ever created, but it was exactly what we were looking for. If we found ourselves struggling to come up with something to do, we would turn to the jar. We picked a color to suit our mood and whatever was on the stick was our date for the night or that week.
Dating your spouse is difficult to do. Use our 20 ideas to bring the love back.

Here are the materials you will need if you want to make your own date jar:

32 oz Mason Jar

Lid for mason jar

Popsicle Sticks which you can paint or buy them colored

Ribbon

Black Marker

gift tags

and our date ideas


I know how difficult it can be to come up with date ideas, but I’m here to help.

20 Date Ideas For You To Enjoy

1. Go to the movies together.

Some movie theaters even have special pricing on certain times or days.

2. Dinner out at a local restaurant.

This can be inexpensive or you can go all out and go somewhere expensive.

3. Cook a meal together at home.

Each one can take on a different part of the meal.

4. A couple’s massage.

I can’t think of a better way to relax together. Check Groupon for deals.

5. Take a road trip.

Travel about an hour to two hours away and explore the new town/city.

6. Catch a sporting event together.

This can range from professional games all the way down to high school.

7. Go on a hike together.

8. Find a local Comedy club and catch a show. 

9. Play paintball together.

It’s a great way to take out some frustration.

10. Take a trip to an amusement park.

Act like a kid again and ride all of the rides until you throw up.

11. Go on a food tour in a local city.

You can also make your own food tour. Pick one restaurant to go to for appetizers, one for your main meal, and then pick one for dessert.

12. Have fun together at a local shooting range.

Learn gun safety and have fun shooting stuff.

13. Book a photoshoot.

Keep it casual or go for sexy, the options are endless.

14. Visit a waterpark together.

During the winter you can check your area for indoor waterparks.

15. Blow some money at the casino.

You never know you may hit the jackpot.

16. Go to a concert together.

This can be either a local band or a well-known band.

17. Take a class together.

You can find things from painting, cooking, and even dancing.

18. Volunteer.

Give back to those in need by visiting a nursing home or feeding the homeless.

19. Go white water rafting.

What a great way to get a tan and enjoy a day on the water.

20. Play tourist.

Look up all the things to do in your area and hit the road to explore some of the fun places in your area.


I hope these ideas help you to date your spouse and rekindle your love. If you do any of the ideas off this list or have more ideas to share, please leave it in the comments below.

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28 Replies to “20 Date Ideas To Fall In Love Again”

  1. I am going to copy those ideas and put them in the refrigerator door. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the list of ideas.

  2. These are great! We are always looking for new things to do and these are great tips!

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      Please let us know if you try any of the ideas. Enjoy!

  3. These are some great date ideas. I’m ready for my Vday date with my hubby.

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      I hope you have a lot of fun!

  4. I love these ideas! My husband and I don’t get out too much with two young boys, but we do make a point to spend an evening in together at least once per week. Usually it’s just relaxing together catching up on shows, or we play board games. We cook most dinners together, so that isn’t something too different for us. We have had couples massages before, they are wonderful!

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      That is great that you make time for one another to connect. I would love to do a couples massages, but that one we haven’t had a chance to do yet.

  5. I don’t have kids but I find it so sad when people put their kids before themselves. How can you be a good parent if you aren’t happy yourself, is always my biggest question. Finding ways to go on dates with your spouse is a great way to maintain that! My husband and I are definitely amusement park or waterpark fun type people!

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      I have to agree with you on this. My marriage is the foundation of our family. To me it is so important to keep that foundation strong.

  6. That’s some amazing ideas and I am taking a mental note of them. We usually love going on a road trip of having a candlelight dinner at home.

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      With my Husband being a truck driver, sometimes I will drive 2 hours away to meet with him for a date night. I can’t wait until I can travel with him and have the ultimate road trip date.

  7. The date night jar is cute. We get a parents night out from our gym. So the kids get to play there while parents have 3 hours off and sometimes I just sit at home.

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      That’s great that your gym offers that to parents. I too love just sitting home in a quiet house, it is very relaxing.

  8. Love this! I love the idea of a date night jar, I’ve seen it a few times and I think it’s so good. I love quirky dates compared to the typical dinner and movie. Excitement is all part of it!

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      I agree excitement is a big part of it all. I feel like it also helps spark conversation easier then just dinner.

  9. These are such awesome ideas. My cousins and their spouses love going to the range as double dates.

  10. These are some really great ideas for dates. I am trying to think of what to do for Valentine’s Day. I would love a romantic weekend getaway or couples massage. We shall see, thank you for the list. Gives me some more ideas, as I love all of them.

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      You’re very welcome. I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!

  11. Jessica Bradshaw says: Reply

    I love this! We have a local date night in a jar. It’s so fun. These are some great ideas for Valentine’s.

  12. These are wonderful Ideas! We are about to become empty nesters. We are so bad at doing fun, its always work. I’m going to share with hubby and see if we can start this.
    Thank you!

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      How exciting to be starting this new chapter together. I hope he enjoys the list and you guys have a lot of fun together!

  13. Aw this is so so sweet! Would it be TOO obvious if i printed this out and put it up in the house?! haha! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      I say whatever works to get those dates happening.

  14. Very great ideas. I’m definitely going to use these.

    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      Thank you so much

  15. That jar idea is super cute! Love so many suggestions here, my favorite is to go hiking or enjoy local food tour.

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    1. Truck Our Life says: Reply

      I love how easy the jar was to make and how simple it has made our date nights.

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