My husband and I will be married for 7 years in April. We’ve been dating each other, before and after marriage, for more than 10.5 years. (Happy dance!)
Our typical dates involve going out for or ordering in dinner and then catching a movie. I always have a blast doing this, but I’m looking for some creative, exciting new ideas – especially when it is too cold to go outside.
That is why I decided to consult the blogging universe for ideas…
How to Participate in The Fun Dates Link Up
- Write a post about a really fun or unique date. Tell us why it was so awesome. Even if your date is a plan in your head that has never been executed, share it! Use the format I provided below, or whatever makes you happy.
- I’d also be curious to hear if you have a regularly scheduled date night or just have them at random times when it is convenient.
- Click the link “Add Your Link” button below and paste a link to your post (rather than your blog’s general URL.)
- Be sure to use the hashtag #fundates if you talk about your post on Twitter so we can all browse the posts for inspiration before the next date night.
My Fun Date: Old School Video Games & Pancakes
What We Did:
We rented some old school video games, like the original Sonic, and then played them for hours while eating breakfast (pancakes) for dinner.
Why It Was Awesome:
I get a kick out of doing things at inappropriate/unexpected times. (Honestly, that is the only reason I enjoy shopping on Black Friday. You aren’t supposed to be in the stores at such odd hours!) So breakfast for dinner is pretty much my all time favorite meal. I’d take a big golden pancake covered in buttery syrup with a side of bacon over a steak any day of the week.
The games we played brought back a lot of childhood memories, and it was fun to share about that time in our lives. My husband still really likes console and computer games, but I have a hard time adjusting to the perspective that most of the games have now, and I don’t like any of the more graphically violent video games. The old games with the flat side-view perspective and more mild content were the perfect compromise.
This date took place at home, so it was easy to fit in and very inexpensive.
On The Regular or Random:
Random. We don’t have a regularly scheduled date night, but we try to date as often as we can. It can be hard to fit dates in the evenings after work, so most of them happen on the weekends for us.
Now, tell me about your Fun Date in the comments or participate in the link up!