Get your Zen on
Try a meditation class, suggests Shirani M. Pathak, LCSW, psychotherapist and founder of the Relationship Center of Silicon Valley. “Most people don’t understand the power meditation can have in their lives for helping them to develop more love and kindness for themselves and one another, so that’s what makes this date idea great,” says Pathak. “Couples will get to learn about meditation, how to meditate, and then go home and start experiencing the benefits of more love, kindness, and compassion with one another.”
Try “Escape Game” escapades
Take your date by the hand, and even bring some friends, get ready to solve a murder, find the antidote, or escape from a potentially hazardous situation in the hottest attraction taking the country by storm. Escape rooms are a live-action, team-building adventure game cleverly designed for participants to solve puzzles and the story and escape the room in less than 60 minutes. Ones to try include South Beach Escape Rooms, Think Escape Games and QQuest Escape Games. According to a recent Psychology Today article, the next time you and your significant other are planning a “date night,” try coordinating with friends. It turns out “double-date night” could be even better.
Leave the date to chance
Gina Stewart, a Los-Angeles area-based dating expert and owner of Expert Online Dating, suggests a coin flip game so couples can go-with-the-flow during a date. “Go to a downtown type area where there are a lot of things in walking distance, take a coin, and then as you walk past certain establishments, flip the coin to decide yes/no if you go in to the establishment,” Steward says. “As a result you can end up having a day filled with cocktails, manicures, massages, buying trinkets, etc.. The coin decides what you do or not.” Here are 20 things happy couples do after work.