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We all receive love differently. We also all give love differently.
It’s so important to communicate with your partner, so you can both find out how you each receive love. Focusing on each other’s primary love language can help both of you show your love in a way that is understood by both.
These next 25 dates are amazing for not only the partner whose primary love language is quality time but for both partners to create lasting memories you can both cherish.
25 Date Ideas for Those With Quality Time Love Language
1. GO HIKING
No matter the time of year, take a trip to your local nature preserve and go on a hike. You can hold each other’s hands, talk about earlier memories, and make plans for the near future.
2. WORKOUT TOGETHER
This can mean anything from running and biking to partner yoga and dancing. You can even put on a workout video and encourage each other through it. There are a bunch of free workout videos on YouTube.
3. GO TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK
Ride the rides together. Hold hands. Eat greasy food. Do anything to make you feel like kids again.
4. PLAY AT AN ARCADE
I almost always take my boyfriend to an arcade for his birthday. A little friendly competition is a great way to bring some flirty vibes back into the relationship.
5. DO A COUPLE’S MASSAGE
If you don’t want to pay for any, take turns giving a massage to each other. Light a candle, use some body oil, and make a romantic evening out of it.
6. MAKE A MEAL TOGETHER
You can create a meal together, or have one of you make the appetizer while the other makes dinner. Eat alongside some candles and put a little Frank Sinatra on your Pandora.
7. GO ON A CRUISE
Enjoy a few days of complete quality time with your partner in adventure. This is a more pricey one, but there’s always packaged deals on Groupon. It’ll be well worth it!
8. TAKE A ROMANTIC GETAWAY
Rent a place through Airbnb. There are so many places around the world, and they’re much more affordable for a whole house than a hotel room!
9. VISIT AN ANIMAL RESCUE
Volunteer at your local animal shelter. Better yet, spend a day at a farm animal sanctuary where cows, chickens, pigs, and sheep were saved from slaughter.
10. TAKE A PAINTING CLASS
Groupon has a bunch of painting classes. Have fun seeing who can recreate the instructor’s painting the best!
11. READ A BOOK TOGETHER
You can either read a relationship self-help book like The 5 Love Languages, or read a fun fantasy series. Take turns reading and pause to have little book discussions.
12. HANG OUT AT THE MALL
Go in and out of the stores. Eat crappy food at the food court. People watch and see how many other people are in love.
13. GO CAMPING
Sit underneath the stars, and tell each other what you love about the other person. Enjoy the simplicity of your partner’s company. You can even just set up a tent in your backyard.
14. MAKE SHADOW PUPPETS
Wait for it to get dark. Grab a flashlight or use the one on your phone. Take turns making shadows on the walls. Act out a story, and get really into it.
15. FLY A KITE
If you have a kite, get ready for this one. It builds teamwork and communication. Plus, there’s something that’s so darn fun about seeing your partner fail over and over again.
16. PLAY HIDE AND SEEK
Whether you’re outside or in your house, play hide and seek. The crazier the spots you hide in, the more enjoyable the game will be.
17. GO TO A MUSEUM
Spend a day at an art or a science museum. Learn new things together while holding hands. There’s usually a couple of free days a month.
18. HAVE A MOVIE MARATHON
I’m not talking about a day filled with Netflix. I’m talking about choosing a movie franchise and having a legit movie marathon. My favorite movie marathons to have are Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter.
19. PLAY AT THE PARK
Race down the slide, push each other on the swings, play man on woodchips. Forget that there’s an age limit on the playground.
20. HAVE A VIDEO GAME NIGHT
Sometimes seeing your partner be competitive with a video game is the sexiest thing. Plus, when you beat a badass boss, you get to beat a badass boss together.
21. GO TO THE BEACH
Play in the water, build a sandcastle, or bury each other in sand. The possibilities of fun at the beach are endless.
22. GO ON A PICNIC
Make a healthy lunch, grab a blanket, and sit outside. It’s such a simple way to spend quality time together.
23. DO A DIY PROJECT
Refurbish an old piece of furniture. Or maybe build a whole new art piece together. Use teamwork to create something that is unique and everlasting.
24. GROCERY SHOPPING
Squeeze in some quality time by being goofy at the grocery store. Dance to the cheesy music while holding up food you plan on buying.
25. PLAY MAKE BELIEVE
Pretend it’s Halloween. Dress up in costumes you find around the house, and play the part of the character. Be completely different than who you already are.
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1. BEATING 50 PERCENT
Navigator’s Council: A Marriage Journal is both a weekly journal and a weekly rhythm for your marriage. The foundation of the journal is six questions that you’ll ask each other once a week and record your answers. Each week also includes a short devotional and a week-long calendar to help foster good conversation and make sure you and your partner are on the same page.
2. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES
We all have a love tank, and everybody loves and feels love differently. Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Receiving Gifts, and Acts of Service make up the five love languages. The 5 Love Languages has been a game-changer for me and my boyfriend. Very eye-opening.
3. MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus is a classic. For years, the theory behind it has helped save countless relationships. I know it’s definitely opened my eyes to how men, like my boyfriend, communicate. It’s helped us understand each other more, and I’m so grateful.