#Talk Nerdy To Me™’s @staffwriter
It’s time to spice date night up again. Too many couples have the misconception that date night is only exciting if you live in a big city. Don’t believe the hype. You don’t need a metropolitan area to enjoy your significant other. All you really need is each other and a creative mind. But if you’ve been drawing a blank lately, check out these date night ideas for people in small towns.
Turn Out the Lights
Turn out the lights and light a candle, and we mean all the lights. You and your partner can get creative with this idea. Pretend you’ve transported back in time to before there was adequate lighting and devices. The night is about the two of you and nothing else.
You need to get rid of screens and gift each other your undivided attention. See what it’s like watch intimacy build between you and your partner.
Find a Free Day
There is always a free event happening in town. You just need to look for it. Browse through the local paper or any other platforms that have updates on the community. See if there is a free day at a museum, zoo, or historical landmark.
This gives you a chance to try something new without having to break the bank. Remember visiting the park is always a free option. Planning for a beautiful picnic is sometimes better than going to dinner, mainly because you took the time to make the meal rather than booking a reservation.
Have a Sing-Along
You don’t need a karaoke bar to have a karaoke night. You only need a song list and your pipes to belt out all the words. Everyone loves karaoke because it is pure unadulterated fun. No one expects you to have a beautiful voice. You can get on stage and be unapologetically you.
Imagine having a night like that with the person you are most comfortable with. Together you’ll bond over the classics and discover your partner’s questionable taste in music. Now you have something to tease them about as the relationship progresses.
Bed and Breakfast
The great thing about small towns is they tend to have a bed and breakfast somewhere. Spending a romantic night and the next morning in one is a great way to bring that spark back.
With a bed and breakfast, the owners will cater to you in ways that a hotel doesn’t. It’s more personal and welcoming, which makes the entire experience worth a revisit. You might even make it a part of your annual routine.
Movies at Home
A movie night in the living room is great, but a movie night in the yard is even better. Outdoor movies are popular for a reason and drive-in theaters prove that. They are more of a novelty than going to the theater.
Set the yard up for a movie night with a nice dinner, snacks, and an endless supply of blankets. Purchase a projector and screen to make the experience even better and consider getting a fire started. Now, you’ve encouraged your honey to snuggle up closer to you.
Small-town people can have just as much fun as city folk, especially when it comes to date night ideas.