21 Amazing Stay-At-Home Date Ideas

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It’s difficult to keep up the fun in a relationship.

Especially when you’re stuck inside.

I get it.

Most of the time it’s movie night after movie night with snacks. Booooring.

Just because you’re locked in at home with you spouse doesn’t mean your date nights have to be dull – on the contrary.

These 21 stay-at-home date night ideas are perfect for the current situation. I already did most of them with my girl and she quite liked it, too.

Have fun and make sure to save this list on Pinterest to never run out of stuff to do ever again.

1. Cook together

I don’t know about you but most of the time my diet consists of 7 dishes I rotate through during the week. Sometimes I cook, sometimes my girlfriend cooks when she’s staying at my place.

Anyway…

Cooking something together can be fun and should be part of every couples activities. As so often in life if you’re more daring you create better memories.

That’s why you shouldn’t stick to recipes you both could cook while sleeping.

Try something new.

Something that has never been cooked before – by you at least.

Cook something that would make Jamie Oliver proud.

2. Look at videos or pictures from your childhood

Fact: We all were cuter a few years back.

But have you already taken the time to look at the old pictures or videos of you loved one?

I promise you that this is a very rewarding activity because with every picture there’s a sweet and interesting story.

3. Have a game night

It doesn’t really matter if you dust of a good ol’ board game or both grab a PlayStation controller – hey, even doing a jigsaw puzzle is nice – as long as you do it together.

There are so many games that are a lot of fun with just two people.

Make sure to also check the Appstore if you have no boardgames at home.

4. Do a home workout together

Sound unromantic at first, yea.

But doing a workout together is not only good for your health, but also for your relationship.

Both of you get the feeling of accomplishment after finishing it. Happiness hormones and being exhausted together will strengthen your relationship.

5. Massage each other

This isn’t the kind of massage that turns into something else really quick.

This is nice too – sure – but not the point of this date idea.

Get out the massage oil and really take your time. Make your partner feel like a relaxed ball of happiness.

6. Get to know each other better

Sure, you’re together for more than a few days now.

I promise you that there’s a lot you don’t know about your spouse.

  • What’s the name of the first book he couldn’t put down?
  • Why is he not friends with his first friend anymore?
  • What did his mom cook him when he was sad as a kid?

See. There’s a lot you don’t know. Ask those questions!

7. Be creative together

This offers so many possibilities it could be an blogpost on its own.

Here are a few things from the top of my mind:

  • Draw (each other) with water colors
  • Do a photo session
  • Write a love letter to each other
  • Try to create a couple theme song
  • Build something together
  • Do a sketch and film it
  • Come up with your own mystery

8. Read aloud from Books

Imagine an audio book with the voice of the person you love the most. This can be your reality in just 5 steps.

  1. Grab your fav book
  2. Give it to your partner
  3. Tell him to sit down
  4. Place your head on his lap
  5. Tell him to start reading.

Enjoy.

9. Plan your next trip

A positive outlook onto the future can be a good way to stay hopeful in this difficult times.

Planning your next trip can be an excellent way to do this.

Btw… Realism does not have to be part of this date idea. Go all out, your budget is endless. Just dream.

10. Declutter your home

Surprisingly tidying up and decluttering can be a very fun activity.

Maybe you rediscover stuff that reminds you of fun times.

Maybe you finally get rid of stuff your spouse secretly hates.

Everybody wins.

11. Go (online) shopping together

Going shopping together is something that almost no man really likes.

Online shopping is different – he doesn’t have to wait while you try on different dresses – which will result into him being much more open.

Also, don’t limit yourself to normal shopping.

Be a bit naughty. See if you find a toy or something you can try together.

12. Learn your love language

Every couple I meet I ask the question: “Do you know each others love language?”

Most say no. Then I strongly recommend them to find out.

I’m such a big proponent for this because it saved my current relationship.

Not knowing the love language of your spouse is a great way to ruin a relationship with potential.

Here you can go take the quiz for free.

13. Start to learn a different language

“Hola guapa, wie geht es dir?”

Learning a language together – even if it’s just the basic basics – is a great way to create a feeling of togetherness.

It’s like having your own secret language (not really, but never mind).

My girlfriends mother tongue is Russian, mine is German. We mostly speak English.

But we know a lot of words in the others language which is fun (and confuses a lot of waiters).

14. Binge something together

Movies, audio books, comics, YouTube Videos, documentaries.

There’s so much to choose from.

Yes, it’s pretty close to a standard “movie night”, sure, but it doesn’t have to be.

Try to make a game out of it.

15. Do a spa day

Did your partner ever in his life use a face mask and put cucumbers on his eyes?

Well, now it’s the perfect time to try it.

16. Create a playlist together

We all have songs that are stuck in our head. Songs we connect with positive (and negative) memories. But often we also have songs that remind us of our loved partner.

Most of the time they don’t know about it.

So why don’t you two create a playlist with songs that are essential to your relationship. It can become the hymn of your relationship.

Make sure it’s a good mix from both of your favorite songs.

17. Build a fort

Grab pillows, blankets and chairs to build a fort your 5 year old selves would be proud of.

Then you can do something in the fort that would make the 5 year old you scream and run away.

18. Have a (nerf gun / pillow /…) fight

Being locked in together can result in a lot of pent up emotions towards your spouse.

Instead of having a proper fight, you should have a friendly fight with nerf guns, pillows, water pistols or whipped cream. It’s much healthier and way more fun.

19. Do a digital double date

Who said just because you’re supposed to be inside, you can’t meet your friends?

Hangout, Zoom and FaceTime allows you to stay in touch with you friends. But why not take it a step further?

Have a digital double date, eat dinner together and talk like you usually would.

20. Role Play

It doesn’t even have to be naughty. I’m not stopping you, tho.

Both of you can imagine a character – with backstory and all – and let them have their first date. If you want to go a step further you can not only imagine characters but also set it at a different time.

  First date in 1910 between a firefighter and a the first female pilot?

Sounds interesting to me.

21. Learn a dance

Learning something new can be fun, learning something new with your partner even more so.

So why not try to learn Salsa?

Or the Waltz if you don’t feel the fire.

There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube you can try out.

You see…

Just because you’re stuck inside doesn’t mean you have to keep doing boring “dates”. I hope this list gave you a lot of ideas you can try out instead of “Netflix and Chill”.

Have fun and make sure to save this list on Pinterest to never run out of stuff to do ever again.

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