As if that weren’t enough reason to veer off the beaten path, consider this — research shows that simply doing new things together as a couple ignites the same circuit as does falling in love. By flooding the brain’s reward system with dopamine and norepinephrine, mixing up date night can help those butterflies hang around a bit longer.
[box title=”Go cloud watching” color=”#8ab4f4″]Get old school by heading to the park for some cloud gazing. Pick a nice clear day bring a comfy blanket and lie on your backs while checking out cool cloud shapes. Spend the afternoon (or sunny morning) pointing out the funniest fluffy formations. You could also bring along a few snacks wine and before you know it, you’ll both be on cloud nine.[/box] [box title=”Date night at the gym ” color=”#8ab4f4″]Break a sweat for a better date. Why not go to the gym and not only get in shape but build a strong relationship. It turns out that excersise can lead to sweaty pleasures on and off your chosen field of play. Exercise-induced endorphins helping clear your mind of clutter, up your happiness factor, and rev up your sex drive.[/box] [box title=”Host a cocktail party ” color=”#8ab4f4″]Read up on your bartending skills and purchase your favorite fancy booze and garnishes if needed. Sit back and chill with your date as you enjoy a Mojito on a hot summer day.[/box] [box title=”Help the less fortunate ” color=”#8ab4f4″]Show off your compasionate side with a date out helping others. visit your local church or red cross and volunteer at a soup kitchen.[/box] [box title=”Hit the tables ” color=”#8ab4f4″]Hit the towns and do a little gambling. Crown is a great way to have a laugh, have some fun and maybe even make a buck or two. Just never, never complain if you loose. This will ruin the date fast.[/box]
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early
It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to celebrate your Valentine. Give a big heart of chocolates and make your Valentine’s day. They’ll love you for it.
Take black and white photos of each other
Indulge in your sense of timeless beauty and take period black and white stills of each other. Aim for formal poses that might illicit a laugh later. Then spend an evening downloading them and seeing how dramatic you can make them using your favorite photo editing software.