“Netflix and Chill?” That seems to be the modern urban term for a house date these days.
Netflix series/movie marathon does sound fun and sometimes Netflix and chill lead to some hot steamy commercial breaks, but after a while, it becomes a routine and boring.
Thinking about fun indoor date ideas is harder than just thinking about other potential dating activities. The limited facilities in a normal house (extra stress on normal) forces the couple to be a bit more creative.
Here is a list of indoor date night ideas to add variety to your “Netflix and chill”
1. Schedule a cooking contest
Bring your own ingredients and surprise your partner with your culinary skills.
The dish should be something unique (or more of something neither of you tried before). One partner does the main course, while the other does the side dishes and then switch roles next time. If you don’t have any culinary skills watch a youtube video about the dish you want to make and practice.
It’s simple, turn on the TV, Youtube, or play a video of a yoga instructor and try to follow it.
If both you and your partner want something more physical, then try kickboxing or aikido. Make sure to listen carefully from the instructor and practice the safety first rule.
3. Build a custom charcuterie board
Do your research and find the hundreds of delicacies that you can add to a charcuterie board.
Talk to your partner about your selection and then build it. Pair it with your favorite red or white wine and enjoy the night taste testing each and every piece. I’m sure a couple can find more creative ways to consume finger food and wine.
4. Play online
Partner up and play an online game together.
Make sure you have plenty of pizza and beer on hand. If neither of you is interested in games, then collect photos of each (or together) from your phones and social media account and play with them using online photo editing services.
In case you are not aware, there are now mobile karaoke apps out in the market. The rest is self-explanatory, but I suggest to get tipsy first with your favorite drink. Make sure you do a duet. If this isn’t one of the best indoor date ideas that anyone can think of, I don’t know what is.
6. Treat each other to a massage
Youtube is your friend.
Learn the tricks of the trade, buy essential oils, then experiment on each other. It’s a skill that will eventually be useful down the line even if you don’t end up together. This is one of the most romantic indoor date ideas on this list.
7. Virtual travel
There are 4K drone sourced videos of beautiful and remote places on earth. Watch them together as a couple and relax.
You can also try to play a game and guess the location and the loser will do anything the winner asks. (The massage thing earlier will pay off right away.)
8. Convert the tub into a jacuzzi bubble bath
Here is a step by step procedure on how to turn any bathtubs into a jacuzzi. Assuming the bath is just for one person, that shouldn’t be a problem for an intimate couple. Don’t forget the champagne.
9. Play a modern board game
One of the good indoor date ideas that would dig deep into the couples psyche and learn more about each other is to play “Cards against Humanity.” If you don’t have a deck of it, then play an online version of who wants to be a Millionaire or Jeopardy.
10. Watch Ted TV
Some couples are just too serious. If you fall under this category, watching Ted TV together may liven up your night.
Since you are watching together with someone, try to watch something motivational.
11. Play with children toys
It may sound weird, but it’s actually a cute indoor date idea to buy toys that you’ve always wanted to play, but your parents never bought you one.
Playing with each other with toys may sound weird, but it’s fun and will dig deep into your childhood psyche. If you can’t afford those toys, watch cartoons of your era.
12. Create a “When we marry” bucket list
Like seriously research about it and use Google to window shop ideas. You’re doing it now (Reading this blog here in marriage.com), it’s the same thing, except with your partner.
13. Recreate prom
Make sure you dress the part complete with a spiked punch and the all the songs during your high school days that you can remember.
13. Watch scary Youtube ghost experience
Google is really your friend. They (now) own Youtube by the way.
Make sure you set the mood by turning out the lights and light up incense. Don’t use candles (it might cause unfortunate accidents). This is one of those indoor date ideas for couples that you might decide to either keep on doing or never do again after trying it once.
14. Play with Google
There’s really no end to what you can do with Google, learn how to say romantic and dirty things in 20 different languages using Google translate and other online resources. Who knows you might end up liking this activity too much and end up becoming linguists (at least for naughty pickup lines).
15. Learn a new skill together
If languages are too boring for you, trying learning how to play the guitar or any other simple musical instrument. Do it together and see who can become an expert first.
Stay at home dates can be as fun as going on a night out with your partner if you know how to be creative. There are times when the weather is not cooperating well enough to travel and have a proper date. Indoor date ideas can be just as fun, intimate, (expensive), and rewarding past just watching a movie marathon if you’re imaginative enough.
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