When you first fall in love with someone, you can't get enough of them. The time between dates can feel like an eternity, and even a walk in the park can give you goosebumps. But after you've been with your partner for a while, most of the romance may have deflated from your relationship — especially if you have kids at home. What used to be Friday night dinner at a trendy new restaurant has now become pizza and Dateline in your living room. But there are memorable date ideas that go way beyond dinner and a drink that you can pull off without a lot of money or effort.
You don't have to be a hopeless romantic to plan a great date. With a little creativity and a sense of adventure, you can find simple ways to add spice to your relationship. More than anything, a good date is all about having fun with your partner.
So throw on some mascara, your favorite pair of jeans, and call a sitter. Give the pizza delivery guy the night off and try one of the date ideas on this list. You may have so much that you want to do it again next weekend.