A couple cuddling in the kitchen while cooking together on a date
14 Dry Dating: Ideas For A Good Time Without
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Find Local Events
The easiest way to find local events is to download apps like Eventbrite. These events can include performances and concerts, hobbies, meet-ups, fairs, sporting events, and other exciting date plans.
Cook Together
Cooking together is a great way to deepen your connection and get to know your partner, even if you've been seeing each other for a long time. Set the tone by deciding what you'll cook and selecting background music ahead of time.
Go to a Local Bookstore
Not only is visiting bookstores a great way to help your local economy and authors, but it's also the perfect place for a date. Local stores often have a cozy, romantic atmosphere, along with other date-like components like coffee shops and lounging areas.
Play Games Together
Games are a great way to figure out deeper personality traits about your date. When it comes to cooperative games, you learn how you function as a team, while competitive games show how your prospective partner reacts both to defeat and victory.
Plan a Nature Walk
Connecting to nature is an automatic way to feel refreshed and less stressed, the latter of which is key for a good date. Without the greater distractions of other dating venues, a nature walk gives you and your date a chance for deeper conversation.