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Hey couples! If you’re in a long-term relationship, can you remember the last time you and your partner went on a date together? It can be so easy to slip into the rhythm of a long-term relationship that you forget how enjoyable it can be to spend dedicated time enjoying each other’s company. 

Granted, there are so many reasons life gets in the way of going on dates: kids, family responsibilities, differing work or school schedules, the cost of going out, physical health -- and the list goes on. 

But if you’re looking for a way to reignite a spark in your relationship, get to know each other better, or just take some time off from everyday life, try prioritizing date night. Here are some great date night ideas that can work well for different budgets. (And remember it doesn’t just have to be at night! Try going out for a date morning or afternoon). 

  • Go out for ice cream together 
  • Try cooking a new recipe together at home 
  • Play a favourite board game or card game
  • Have a picnic in your backyard 
  • Find a park in the city you’ve never visited 
  • Rent canoes or kayaks to take out on the river 
  • Go to a museum or art gallery
  • Take a class together (like cooking, pottery, painting, etc.)
  • Play a doubles sport (like tennis, squash, ping pong, etc.)

What are some of your favourite date ideas? Let us know in the comments!

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