Hannah Starcher, B.A.
Restaurants and bars may be temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean that your relationship needs to suffer because of it. Date nights can be a breath of fresh air after a long week. Maybe you used to try out a new restaurant every Friday, or visit museums and galleries together? If you live with your significant other and are getting tired of the same old routine, know that there are still fun and fulfilling ways of spending time with one another without leaving the house.
While being able to wear sweatpants 24/7 is awesome, it may place you in a sluggish mood. Dressing up and putting on a fresh face could help you to feel more lavish and less like you’ve been sitting at home. Put on an outfit that you’ve been dying to wear and feel good in it - you deserve it.
From there, make a nice meal with your significant other. There are tons of recipes and videos online that are free and available to you. Use this time at home to make something special for one another, and enjoy the process - it’s almost as fun as tasting the end results!
If you have a closet full of games that you haven’t touched in a while, now is the perfect time to bring them out. Monopoly, The Game of Life, Parcheesi, and Scrabble are all great games for two players! Not only are board games perfect for making conversation, they can also make the time go by quickly. If you’re more of a video game couple, find a fun game that both you and your partner agree on. Games offer structure, focus, and the ability to lose yourself to other worlds - which might be what all of us need at the moment.
If you really want to feel like you and your significant other have entered a different space, take a virtual tour together, or watch a life virtual concert. Visit museums like the Louvre in Paris or the Museum of Modern Art in New York City all from your living room. Many musicians have been live streaming concerts for their fans, so search for artists that both you and your partner love and enjoy the show from your living room. The best part is that it’s all free!
Date nights don’t have to be dull just because you’re stuck inside. Have fun, be safe, and stay home this weekend!