Hello readers, let’s talk about intimacy.
In my signature coaching program I encourage my clients to date and date frequently.
You may ask why: Research shows us that Date Night builds stronger marriages. Communication.
Date Night helps with communication. This is an essential element of an intimate relationship. But communication also involves the willingness to remove distractions such as children and career demands deliberately. Calling for couples to be intentional
Date Nights also offers couples the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual importance. They can self-define and dialogue about mutual aspirations for me. I enjoy the conversations that are rare and only him and I can vibe on. .
Another reason why it is valuable to date is because couples typically experience habituation, a “settling in” quality where both are more likely to take each other for granted.
The symbiotic “we are a couple” sensibility can settle into an ordinary domestic routine. Did you know that a deficit in fun and dates is actually toxic to your relationships. Yep, so when you don’t date you are working against your relationship.
A balance of activities, attractive to both, which emphasizes novel and different experiences can help increase intimacy. (make a caption)
Date Nights may not only rekindle the romance, but regular Date Nights can also help sustain the fires of love over the long haul which is one way you can ensure to divorce proof your marriage.
Finally Date Night builds attachment. When you experience the commitment of your partner, your sense of being firmly attached will provide you with a stable, deeply satisfying relationship.
Here are 10 fall date night ideas
A coffee date is a great chance to sit together and have a deep conversation. Or you can dig into a couple of good books, side-by-side. Sometimes the best dates (especially for long-term couples) are ones where you can simply sit and be completely comfortable together.
GET LOST TOGETHER IN A CORN MAZE
Corn mazes are super fall. If you can visit a haunted corn maze, even better. This time of the year it is super easy to find corn mazes in your area.
GO ON A FALL HIKE
Because I believe in always soaking up God’s goodness, hiking is definitely one of my favorite date ideas. It is a good time and way to connect and reduce day to day life stressors.
A HAUNTED HOUSE
Nothing brings people closer like shared fear. October should begin with a trip to visit the local haunted house! It is always a good time of laughs and tight hugs!
CREATE A NEW Signature Fall COCKTAIL, PLAY MUSIC, AND DANCE AROUND THE KITCHEN
Get classy for this fall date idea.Yall know I love dressing up, throw your own happy hour mixer, add some appetizers to go with your cocktail. Together, you can toast to a wonderful fall, and slow dance to some lovely music.
GO ON A ROAD TRIP SOMEWHERE WITH AMAZING FALL FOLIAGE
Adventurous fall date ideas? Yes, please! We love a good road trip. Hopefully, you can drive a few hours and watch the vibrant leaves go by, literally by far one of thee best dates. I’m located in the DFW area so we have a few options to explore.
CREATE A COZY NOOK IN THE BED OF A TRUCK AND GO STARGAZING
If you don’t have your own truck, rent one. Your partner will love this creative and cozy fall date idea. Cover the bed of the truck with pillows and blankets, fill a thermos with hot chocolate, and drive out to a dark spot where you can park and look up at the stars. Keep watch for a shooting star. Top tier romance.
TAKE TURNS COOKING A ROMANTIC FALL DINNER FOR EACH OTHER
There are so many yummy fall recipes. Take turns crafting a gorgeous meal together. Fall is all about those cozy meals that make you feel at home with Granny on a Sunday afternoon.
ENJOY A BIKE RIDE
You can take a ride and see some of the gorgeous fall leaves. Not only are you getting good exercise together, but you’re enjoying nature during the best time of year. Consider riding through a nearby park, or investigate the trails in your area.
ATTEND A State Fair
I’m so excited the fair is opening up this year, I am a huge kid at heart. A great date night to explore free concerts, car shows, games, rides and of course food.
HAVE A BONFIRE WITH FRIENDS
Bonfires are such a fun thing to do with friends. How fun would it be to have a theme halloween version where people dress up. I’ve been thinking about doing infamous scary movies characters or a American Horror Story themed costume bonfire. Just get creative and have a good time.
MAKE HOMEMADE CARAMEL APPLES
Want to do something that’s crafty, delicious, and romantic? Make your own caramel or candy apples together. This is a great stay-at-home date idea, and you can easily combine it with one of the other fall date options, like a movie marathon. You could also make the caramel apples following a visit to the local apple orchard.
GO HORSEBACK RIDING
Horseback riding is one of the best date ideas for couples, especially in autumn! Riding your trusty steed is best when the leaves are at their most colorful. And what could be more sweet and romantic than to go horseback riding through the woods side-by-side? A lovely fall date idea, indeed.
STAY IN BED ALL WEEKEND LONG
Sometimes the greatest date ideas involve doing absolutely nothing at all. Make your weekend bed date even better with your favorite movies, a stash of snacks, and plenty of wine.
This is a great opportunity to order in for dinner, too. Go ahead and be lazy; you’ll love it. Add this to the top of your list of November date ideas, for when the weather really starts to get chilly and cuddling is a necessity.
GO TO A FOOTBALL GAME
For this fall date, attend a football game! Cheer on the local high school, or spring for a pro game. This is one of those cute date ideas you see in movies, but it’s just as wonderful in real life!
Can’t find a football game in your area? You could host one with friends, tossing the football around together and then enjoying yummy seasonal snacks.
TAKE A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
Speaking of fall colors, a balloon ride is a great way to take in massive amounts of scenery at once. Not only do you get a massive vista but you get to see it in the company of your honey. Unfortunately, this can be an expensive date idea. Definitely worth the splurge, though, for a once-in-a-lifetime romantic opportunity.
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Your Sista on the Sofa,