Date night isn’t the same as it used to be. Before COVID-19, my partner and I would paint the town red on a Saturday night. Yet, we all must do our part to flatten the curve right now. That means, for the time being, date night is inside. Here’s a comprehensive guide to planning a romantic date night at home. Couples in love can still have fun from inside their house.
Cook a Fantastic Meal
The perfect at-home date starts with a delicious meal. Please, don’t just throw a frozen pizza in the oven and call it a night. Rather, make it so that your significant other feel like they’ve stepped foot in a five-star restaurant. Dust off your cooking chops and whip up a smoked sea salt salmon with a spinach chickpea salad. Your loved one will be so impressed by the extra effort. Don’t slack off on dessert, either. Bake a chocolate mouse or scrumptious cheesecake that you can savor by candlelight. Y’all better be careful, though. Your partner may expect you to cook all the time if they know you’re that talented in the kitchen.
Music Makes the Night
Anyone who’s struggling with planning a romantic date night at home should remember to create a playlist. There’s nothing more sentimental than dancing with your significant other surrounded by candles. The evening’s playlist should include songs that are special to your relationship. I don’t know about y’all, but music has been a great distraction for me during these challenging times. Perhaps after sharing a sweet slow dance, you and your significant other can let out some stress with a good old-fashioned jam session.
Couples who aren’t afraid of a little competition should give game night a try. Start off with classics like Monopoly or Life. You can even make tiny wagers depending on the game’s outcome—maybe the loser will be on dish duty for the night. People looking for something a little more modern should opt for a gaming system online. Build your own neighborhood together in Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch. Whatever game you decide to play, just try your hardest not to let it get too competitive.
Date night is unrecognizable right now. For the time being, everyone should put in the effort to create romantic evenings at home. Y’all will have a blast eating a memorable meal and dancing in the living room. The world will return to normal soon enough. For now, we have to make the best of the situation and plan the perfect at-home dates for our partners.