4 Ways to Put a New Spin on "Date Night" in the New Year

Couple on a Date

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'Tis the season to make resolutions. So why not make a vow to spice up your date nights with your dude? If you're down, we've come up with four date night ideas you likely haven't tried, but totally should in 2015.

Enter a nighttime 5K run together.
From the Electric Run to the Firefly Run and the Rock the Night 5K, there are a ton of races across the country that require no more skill than determination, some fly footwear — and maybe some glow-in-the-dark props — and a registration fee that will cost you less than a fancy dinner. You can get competitive with your finish times if you're athletic, or walk the race hand in hand for a (crowded) stroll together. Then, when your muscles ache afterward, read on ...

Book a couples' massage.
Most guys and gals wait for a special occasion, such as a tropical vacation, to plan a side-by-side massage. But these kind of tandem spa-days are becoming more popular at your city's top spas, which likely offer packages that can even include lunch or dinner.

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Take a tango lesson.
With a little natural rhythm and a love of music, this is the perfect start to an evening that leads to a more, err, horizontal kind of dance. Start the date at a bar by ordering a couple cocktails to loosen your inhibitions, then hit the dance floor with your honey.

Play poker.
Invite fellow couples to your pad for an evening of gambling and munchies, or stay in solo for a rousing round of strip poker. If you don't know how to play Texas Hold 'Em, this is your man's chance to show off his skills — and his reward can be the view across the table.

What's your favorite date-night activity? Tweet us @BRIDES!

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