An integral part of sustaining any romance is the concept of a date, in which two people go and do something alone, without being held back by friends or family getting in the way. A date is a way to not just have a great time, but to deepen the romantic connection between the two parties, and it is a necessary aspect of any healthy relationship, no matter if the relationship is just budding, or if the relationship is many decades old.
However, not all dates are created equal, and in reality the dates that many couples go on tend to get less exciting as the years go by. Although this is not an ideal situation, all it takes is a little bit of effort to create a perfect date to help maintain some genuine excitement when it comes to the dating scene.
To start things off, I highly recommend avoiding the typical dinner and a movie routine. Not only have you and your partner likely have done that sort of date hundreds of times, even before the two of you started dating each other, but because objectively it only barely scratches the surface as to what a date can be.
Instead, what you should be doing when coming up with the perfect date is to stretch the envelope and think outside of the box. Instead of relying on a sit-down dinner as the focal point of the date, instead think about activities that people don’t typically do on a regular basis, since that will help distinguish the date as a special event, rather than something that could just as easily be done between two friends. For example, a romantic walk in the park is a great idea if the weather is forgiving. Or even a drive to a nearby city that the two of you otherwise would not typically go to.
Another thing to consider is that a date doesn’t need to be centered on just one or two things, as is the case with the aforementioned “dinner and a movie” example. A date is literally whatever you make of it, and if the two of you have the stamina to really get around and do a bunch of exciting things, then definitely go ahead and make plans to do precisely that. The date also doesn’t need to be set in stone, so feel free to have some plans in mind, but be willing to change things up if either one of you wants to go in a different direction with the date. The date should be about enjoying each other’s company, and that should be the focus rather than trying to check off all of your planned activities no matter what.
A big part of sustaining any healthy relationship is to constantly be trying new things that you can bond over. With this fact in mind, it would definitely be a good idea to incorporate new things on your date. It can be as simple as trying a new type of food at a street vendor in the park, or as big as skydiving for the first time, but as long as you are taking on at least one genuinely new thing as a couple, your date will be a huge success and can very easily be part of a perfect date.
Having the perfect date should be a constant goal for any couple who truly wants their relationship to succeed. Luckily, achieving that perfect date isn’t all that complicated. With a little bit of planning, centered on creating new and exciting opportunities and adventures for you and your partner to bond over, your next date can truly be a perfect one!