Dating and Relationship Advice

Many couples set aside certain days of the week for date nights. A candlelit dinner followed by sharing a tub of popcorn at the movie theater is the norm, but right now this isn’t within reach. Essential businesses have shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and while the lockdown orders are gradually lifting, no one knows when restaurants will be offering more than takeout services.

You and your loved one are hunkered down at home right now, but this doesn’t mean date night is off the table. Healthy relationships can overcome anything — even the upsurge in panic associated with the novel coronavirus. Until the dust settles, you can take advantage of our five at-home date night ideas.

1. Blanket Fort Movie Night

During your childhood years, you were probably keen on making homemade blanket forts. So you know just how cozy they can be. Now it’s time to recreate those old memories by binge-watching several movies inside of an Instagram-inspired fort. There’s a reason couples all across the world are taking advantage of this specific date night, it’s fun, intimate, and comfortable.

Queue up several movies that your partner has been dying to watch. If you’d like, you can take this stay-at-home date night several steps further. Hang a strand of white Christmas lights inside of your fort, grab a nice bottle of wine, and don’t forget the importance of snacks.

2. CBD-Infused Edibles and Cuddling

Who isn’t a fan of cuddling and baking? Alright, we will be realistic — not everyone loves baking, but everyone enjoys sweets… especially sweets that can reduce stress and promote relaxation. Before you and your loved one go to bed, bake a batch of CBD-infused edibles. You can make brownies, cupcakes, chocolate truffles, or whatever your heart desires. You’ll need some CBD flower and instructions for crafting a batch of homemade cannabutter or cannaoil.

CBD flower refers to the buds of the hemp plant. When you are both done making the CBD-infused oil, you can substitute vegetable oil in any recipe with your own creation. CBD produces calming effects and relaxation after use. You will have a blast baking together, indulging in non-impairing (but relaxing) edibles, and snuggling up for a good night’s sleep afterwards.

3. Don’t Forget About Sex

Caress and warmly embrace each other while you talk about trying something new and creative in bed. You can bring sexy back by exploring the art of tantric sex. If that isn’t an idea you’re both interested in, shoot for something smaller. Role-playing and sexual meditations can spice up your sex life, making your night unforgettable.

Creative doesn’t have to mean kinky. Any kind of physical intimacy that differs from your usual routine is ideal. When you have sex, you and your partner are as close as humanly possible: physically, spiritually, and emotionally. While you are planning at-home date ideas, don’t forget about sex, because, well... a healthy sex life equals a happy couple.

4. Wine Tasting Date

Visiting a winery for a date is a nice idea, however, it isn’t feasible at the moment. Recreating a wine tasting at home is simple. The only thing this date night requires is a variety of different wines and a pair of your favorite wine glasses. You and your partner can sample different wines and discuss your thoughts. Did you enjoy the flavor profile? Was it pleasing to your palate? Would you buy this wine again?

You should consider turning this into a double date. Ask your friends (a couple, of course) if they’d be interested in joining you both. They can purchase the same bottles of wine, and you can drink together via Zoom or FaceTime. Including another couple will encourage socialization in the midst of quarantine and isolation.

5. Spa Night

Stay-at-home orders are stressful, there’s no doubt about it. Hosting a spa night for two will reduce your COVID-19 anxieties and day-to-day stressors. You’ll need to order the essentials first — bubble bath, bath bombs, massage oil, and face masks.

You can start the night off by dimming the lights and relaxing in the bathtub together. Before you hop in, stir the bubble bath in the water and drop in a bath bomb. The rest of the night will be dedicated to watching an episode of your favorite TV show while your face mask’s set, and then you can give one another a full-body massage.

Every couple needs time together. Having date nights in your home is perfect because of the coronavirus, but they are also inexpensive and convenient for people with children. These ideas might inspire you to come up with your own at-home date night ideas for the future.

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