15 At-home date ideas to keep the romance alive with your other half
Whatever you do, do it together
If you are looking for creative ways to spend time with your bae as you abide by the CMCO rules, you've come to the right place. There is no need to skip date nights just because of the COVID-19 outbreak as planning one isn't as complicated or expensive as you think. Make the most of your time at home with the person you love.
Here are 10 at-home date ideas that trump going out:
Prepare a fancy dinner
You may still be able to have a romantic meal together during this CMCO from one of your favourite restaurants' thanks to take-out and delivery options. Not into cooking? Worry not—try ready-to-cook kits made available by local restaurant and cafes.
Giving your partner the best at-home massage ever brings its own rewards. It is known that couples who massage each other have stronger relationships as it can improve both your physical and mental well-being.
Try out viral cooking trends
From banana bread to Dalgona coffee, many people are comforting themselves by spending more time in the kitchen. Why not give those viral Tiktok recipes a go? You might be surprised by your partner's hidden talent. Plus it's fun to do it together as recipes can be both complicated and confusing when tackled alone.
Learn a dance move together
Learning popular TikTok choreography will definitely put an interesting twist to your date. These 15- to 30-second routines are what you need to work up a sweat as it is way much harder than they look—laying out the coordination between the two of you will do the trick.
Try a couples workout
Along the lines of working up a sweat, why not get physical with your better half? Exercising keeps the endorphins flowing = happy vibes all around. It is also important to keep your mind and body active during this quarantine period.
Visit a virtual museum
Thanks to virtual tours being offered by museums worldwide, you are no longer restricted to travel costs. Transport yourselves to Paris for a walking tour of the Louvre or soak up your sights in the animated world of Hayao Miyazaki with your partner at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.
Arts and crafts aren't just limited to young 'uns. If you've always wanted to experiment with your creative side, there's no better time than now. Pick up a craft project that you and your partner can tackle on—perhaps a new shelf for your potted plants?
(Cult) movie marathons
Never had time to catch film classics and cult favourites? Reading the Wikipedia synopsis of The Shawshank Redemption and Fight Club isn't quite the same as watching it. Take turns with your partner to pick a film that neither of you has seen to make movie nights more interesting.
Declutter your space
Now is probably one of the best time for you to KonMari your home. By going through your belongings together, you'll be able to cull the unnecessary stuff you keep in your home. Yes, it is overwhelming and you might not know where to start, but sharing the responsibility together makes it a tad bit better tackle it head-on.
Go for an indoor picnic
Picnics are synonymous with the great outdoors, and it’s certainly a pleasure to laze by the beach or in a park—but there are always ways to improvise. Why not do take an outing indoors? Set up a blanket on the floor, put on some soothing tunes, lay some good food and you are good to go!
Have a spa day
Pop on some sheet masks, light your favourite scented candles and prep your tub time session to take away the CMCO stress. A guaranteed romantic time for two.
Exercise your competitive skills
You can rely on playing video games to keep you and your significant other occupied during this time. Playing multiplayer games with your partner can strengthen your relationship and also test your bond as it requires a lot of coordination, patience and teamwork.
Watch a concert
You do not want to miss all the best (and free) live music as many artists have started live streaming concerts on social media. While the experience isn't the same, we're secretly glad that there's no need to brave the crowd and traffic. Now, you can enjoy it with your partner in the comfort of your couch.
If all else fails, just Netflix (again).