4 Inexpensive Date Night Ideas You Haven't Tried But Should

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Date Night Ideas for Brides

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Sweat it out: Maybe you go for a long run together, then stop for a hot cocoa on the way home. Or perhaps it's laughing your way through a fitness DVD together in your living room (it's OK to giggle when he's trying his best to stretch his legs into that impossible yoga position). Active dates are a wonderful way to grow closer as a couple, and studies show that partners who work out together are happier and more connected than those who don't.

Get amused: While hitting a local improv or comedy spot in town is a great idea (and a perfect way to relieve wedding stress), we're actually talking about amusement parks (yes, the kind you loved as a kid). Research shows that adrenaline-fueled activities (like a roller-coaster ride) can mirror the feelings of falling in love. And, we say, kissing with sticky cotton-candy helps too.

Grab a morning matinee: Yes, we're talking about date night here, but stay with us. Most people don't consider morning movies, but we think you should. Here's why: Early-in-the-day movie tickets are more affordable, and you can get out of the show in time to have the evening free for a great dinner and...whatever's to come!

Plan a game night: Whether you have a favorite card game from childhood or maybe a board game that he used to love two, assemble some bite-sized appetizers, pour a few glasses of wine and meld your pasts and presents by playing an old (or a new) game together. You're guaranteed to laugh and compete (always fun), and best part: coming up with a creative prize for the winner (let your imagination wander).

Sarah Jio

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