50 Ideas for couples to spend time together
50 couple ideas
At theAsianparent.com, we know how work and family commitments can get in the way of your relationship and thought you might enjoy these 50 suggestions on how you can spend quality time with each other and have fun doing it.
Hang for coffee or high tea
Hang out at a hotel’s lobby lounge as they usually provide great music entertainment. Goodwood park hotel at Orchard road has a great live music performer. Have a heart-to-heart talk with your spouse over two cups of coffee.
Come find me!
Hide a "treasure" somewhere in your house and ask your spouse to find it. Be creative when making the treasure map and give your spouse a little bit of a challenge.
Join a multi-cultural food safari to savour the specialties of various countries. The most popular food safari trail in Singapore is the Makansutra Food safari. You can find out more about the trail here http://www.yoursingapore.com/content/traveller/en/browse/dining/famous-food-trails.html
Try doing some online IQ tests. See who has a higher IQ, you or your spouse? A test that we have personally tried is http://www.iqtest.com/prep.html?test=final
Love is a gamble
Create a casino atmosphere in your home and go gaming. Instead of using money for bets, use personal prized possesions such as cellular phones, notebooks or jewelry.
Bring your spouse to a comedy bar to get a good dose of fun and laughter. For an even more unique experience, head for a Bollywood style comedy routine at Comedy Masala every Tuesday. http://comedymasala.com/about/
Spend a night just going bar-hopping. Just make sure that either one of you will still be able to bring yourselves home. For a low key but memorable night we recommend bar 84 at gallery hotel. It is known for having an on-site Japanese magician entertain guests
Invent a new dish and cook it together. Make sure that you use ingredients that are special and exotic. Compile all your recipes so you can make your own cookbook.
Get arty farty
Do some arts and crafts. To make this activity more worthwhile, choose to do a craft that will be useful for your home.
Swim to cool off
Head off for the local pool and have a swimming competition. If your spouse doesn’t know how to swim, then you can give him or her free swimming lessons.
Play hide and seek in your house. Try to hide in the most unusual places to make the game more challenging.
Your own album
Record your very own music album. There are a number of music booths that allow you to sing and record your voice to create your very own CD. Showcase your singing talent while enjoying each other’s company.
Find areas in your home that need to be improved. Work together to make your home look nicer.
Go to your roofdeck and watch the sunset together. You can also do this at a beach.
Plant a tree
. Take part in some environmental protection initiatives such as the Plant A Tree Programme. Give the tree a name and pretend that it’s one of your children.
Spend an afternoon at a historical site to relive the olden days.
Surprise your spouse by coming home from work early. Prepare his or her favourite dish and set the table extra special. Be his or her personal server for the night.
Take a leisurely drive in neighbourhood areas on a weekend. Enjoy the scenery while relaxing after a stressful week at work.
Romance at home
Have a themed romantic dinner at home. Make sure that you make it extraordinary by putting up nice decorations. Don’t forget to prepare the background music.
Volunteer at a local charity or go on a short-term missions trip to poor villages.
Go biking together
Enjoy nature and each other’s company while keeping your bodies healthy.
Love with a letter
Prepare your spouse’s favourite breakfast and serve it with a love letter. Make sure that the love letter sounds really romantic.
Set a "re-commitment night" where you and your spouse will say your wedding vows all over again in front of your children. If you don’t have children yet, you can invite your friends over.
Swing by and say hi!
Drop by your spouse’s workplace during break time to have a quick snack with him or her.
Clear out stuff
Clear out your wardrobes and storage areas. Then, donate the items that you wish to dispose to an orphanage or an elderly home.
Eat as much as possible
Go to an eat-all-you-can restaurant and have an eating contest.
Visit an exotic restaurant and dare each other to eat the weirdest item on the menu.
Hike up to the peak of Mt Faber and take pictures of each other and the view.
Try to learn a new language together. French would be a great choice. To practice, try talking to each other using the new language.
Go to the cinema and enjoy the latest movie offering. Choose a movie that you will both like.
Romance at home
Come home with a bunch of flowers and a bottle of your spouse’s favourite wine. Grab a mat and have a picnic right in the middle of your living room.
Write down your family’s goals for the next five years. Make sure that you list down specific ways on how you can achieve these together.
Sleep in on weekends. Wake up at lunch time to have "brunch" in bed.
Watch the planes
Chill out while watching planes land at a park near your local airport. Bring some food so you will have something to munch while enjoying the sight of landing planes.
Write a poem for your spouse then it to him or her over a candlelight dinner.
Tell your spouse to meet you at the place where you first met. Act like you’re strangers and relive the scenes when you first set eyes on each other.
Tarzan meet Jane
Pretend to be Tarzan and Jane as you swing from tree to tree at the Forest Adventure. Get ready for a real adrenaline rush!
Play a game of chess or cards. Have fun interacting with each other. It doesn’t matter what you play as long as you have fun.
Do a research on both your genealogies. Who knows, one of you might be a descendant of a royalty?
Visit a pet store and get yourselves a pair of turtles. Name them Edward and Bella, after the Twilight main characters, to remind you both of your commitment to love and cherish each other.
Kiss and make up
Devise a way to start a fight with your spouse just so you could "kiss and make up" later.
Get your groove on
Buy tickets to your spouse’s favourite band’s concert. Even if you’re not fond of his or her kind of music, just go. This is a great way to show your spouse that you’re willing to "sacrifice" for him or her.
Play and have fun
Fly a kite at an open field. Spend an afternoon of fun and childish excitement as you try to pretend to be kids for a while.
Middle of the night
Wake your spouse up in the middle of the night and invite him or her to go outside to watch the stars. Just hope that your spouse will see your good intentions and will not get mad at you for interrupting his or her sleep.
Enroll in a dance class and learn how to salsa or tango together. Once you’ve mastered all the moves, go dancing at a local club to showcase your newfound talent.
Sharing is caring
Visit your favourite dessert shop and order your favourite cake. Share on a big slice to make it more romantic.
It's laundry time
Do the laundry together. Not only will this make the task seem lighter but it can also help you bond together.
Have a photo shoot
A lot of photo studios are offering packages for couples who want to capture their memorable moments. Buy new clothes and go to the salon to have a makeover before heading off for the photo studio or the location of the shoot.
Splurge! Dress up and eat at a fancy restaurant.