Come winter, you can find me in my best time, best and most cool. I go on knitting projects, read all books, and cook the hottest soups of any meal. But even though I like to dedicate the weekend to a whole night with personal growth and developing the relationship I have with myself, it does not leave much time for dating. In an effort to position myself this year and start 2022 as my bold, highly cohesive person – in other words, I am committed to making a difference. I pull myself out of my favorite place (on the bed) and look for a connection, all of a sudden, and the fire is missing. Whether you are single like me or in a long-term relationship, I have collected some great winter ideas for anyone whose love life can use to shake up a bit this season.
Want an idea for the upcoming first-meeting-IRL session? Or maybe you’ve been with your loved one for years, and you’d rather go to bed at 8pm than go out to eat and drink. Wherever you can find different relationships, it is easy to come back to what we have tried and true. Especially in winter, when the weather and short days seem to limit our choices, it can be hard to think of something fun and exciting to do together.
The truth is: At times, I just can’t seem to get my act together. Dating as we all know it always seems like a daunting task. There are a lot of brands that go back-and-forth exchanging messages and countless clothing changes in search of the perfect outfit (well, I love that part). Well, I came here to tell you (and to prove myself) that dating can and should be fun. A little preparation and time to spend talking are very important.
Dates give you the opportunity to open up and share yourself with someone else. And when you try something a little different, you can get really close by connecting with your experiences.
So let’s get to the fun already! Here are 19 winter ideas that offer something for everyone. Be fast, get ready, and get ready for the flies to fly.
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Read on for all the winter ideas your season needs.
Cooking fresh food. If you have been together for a long time or are living together, you can have a number of recipes you make for a recap. Take things in stride (literally) by opening a new cookbook or searching online for the food you want to try. And there is no need to worry if the food is not going well — so making a joint is the best part.
Create a project. Do you have a major homework assignment that you have been planning? Deal with them! While it may not seem like a very romantic night, you will all find that you have done well to watch the project go by. Bonus offers after dinner and pizza and wine — because you all deserve a reward for your hard work.
Imagine that the power is gone. You do not have to wait for a hurricane to occur. Turn the clock back about a hundred years and kill the lights. Focus on your best blankets, light a few candles, and order ahead of time. It is an excellent place to spend the evening chatting intentionally.
Make breakfast for dinner. While scallops or pasta is a lovely dish that I will never forget, there is something comforting about mixing batter waffle or rolling pancakes next to each other on the stovetop. Make it very special by adding mimosa or blood marys to your diet.
Build a wall. Remember the event in Holidays when Cameron Diaz crawled over the wall of Jude Law’s daughters? I do that, and from the first time I saw the movie, I made a personal agreement with that special someone in the future. Take the blankets, pillows, and any other fences you have and turn your living room into your secret place.
Hold in front of the fire. Is there anything better than sharing and hugging in front of the fire? There is a reason why Netflix has special three-hour specials that are offered exactly.
Create your favorite movies. If you are like me, this means collecting the best Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers videos, but your partner may have different tastes. Pick every video and watch, laugh, or cry. Oh, and don’t forget the snacks.
Bring. You know that commitment feels good to do it on your own or even with a group of friends, but it can be a particularly powerful point of connection for you and your date. “Assassination Rise” is a real experience, and retaliation is a great way to establish closeness and have a positive attitude together.
Go to the museum. Or an exhibition space, exhibition — anything that gets you out of the house and settled into a new style, artwork, or theme. Looking at art or jumping into a new topic can encourage meaningful conversation and help you learn more about how the other person thinks and feels about the world.
Plan a trip. Is there anything better than dreaming big together? While winter may not be a good time to travel long distances, planning for the future and mapping the refugees can create excitement and hope for the coming months. Select the area you want to explore, check out hotels, create a Pinterest inspo board, and even check out flights. In some cases, the best part of a trip may be the preparation itself.
Learn new skills. There is such a thing as time to deliberately appear. Choose a project or interest that you both want to try or agree on on a skill you want to develop. Sites like Skillshare, edX, Coursera and Harvard University offer a wide range of online courses. There is nothing like connecting by sharing the love of learning.
Listen to the story. One of the best of life is moving more and more on the internet and that cultural centers, bookstores, and even universities are offering eye-opening and reading articles. New York City’s 92Y has many online events to choose from and you can browse pages like Open Culture and Edukatico for more. If you are worried about what to say, this should be deceptive.
Play in the snow. Whether it’s sledding, snowshoeing, skiing, or building a snowman, just going outside and enjoying the white stuff will fill you all with baby-like fun.
Go to the beach. I do not play. While some people may think that the beach is the months between May and September, there is something about walking in mixed water that is meditative, healing, and, in love. If it is not too cold, be sure to bring a picnic with a thermos of hot cocoa.
Take a trip. Like walking, but at a new level. Explore local routes or plan a larger nature trip. You will have a good workout, have plenty of time to talk, and see the most beautiful scenery along the way.
See a little green place. Spend time in a garden, park, or any other public place in your city or town with a spectacular view. You can book tickets to the botanical garden or hunt for indoor flowers that are especially fun in the winter. Some may also be open in the evening, creating a bright light.
Something to Do
Try climbing rocks. Reach out to new things as a family and reserve time at your local gym. Not only is rock climbing a sport, but it also brings emotional stress, which makes it a special, third, or even know-how-to-number day we are on the day.
Work together. I’m not kidding. As we all know, exercise comes with more benefits than the physical benefits it can give you. Endorphins are of course reality and warmth together can be a good pioneer, well, you know…
Learn to dance. Who doesn’t love a good dance party? Although you have been invited to reserve a class in the studio, you can also set up a sesh at home with the permission of YouTube. Turn the sofa sideways and remove space to open it.