Looking for fun creative date ideas to enjoy as a couple?
If you search for couples date ideas online you will find hundreds of suggestions. Most of them will include dinners out, cinema trips, the usual haunts for couples.
What if you’re sick to the back teeth of the standard dates ideas? Or maybe like me, your mental or physical health doesn’t makes the average date ideas difficult for you?
You want something a little different?
That’s where I come in! Living in cloud cuckoo land isn’t always a bad thing, it means I can easily get creative! Creative date ideas coming right up!
For these date ideas I am going back to basics! I wanted something a little more unusual, unique but also simple and affordable. As you can imagine that’s a lot of demands to satisfy but let’s face it I never make things easy for myself. Believe it or not I have managed to come up with creative date ideas that ticks all of those boxes! Due to the fact I’m awesome and intelliegent and shit it’s also something that can be enjoyed with your family or for an evening with friends… A time capsule!
What is a time capsule?
If you ask Wikipedia,
A time capsule is a historic cache of goods or information, usually intended as a method of communication with future people and to help future archaeologists, anthropologists, or historians.
So lets cut the confusing crap and explain how this creates the perfect date ideas for couples. You gather a container or a ready made time capsule which you then fill with various cool stuff. Once you are satisfied with the contents it is then buried and ready to be dug up after a certain amount of time, usually years.
With that in mind, why not use a time capsule as a way to cement your relationship and your future as a couple? You could make a pact to retrieve the time capsule after a certain amount of years. You could then open it together and enjoy the contents your past selves have left for you. I’d have to do it alone I can barely last 5 bloody minutes in a relationship that alone years… awkward. Anyway, moving swiftly on! You can add whatever you think your future selves will love looking through. In case you become stuck for ideas I have compiled a list of suggestions to help get you started..
There is nothing more heart warming than looking back over old photos. Comparing the differences in not only your appearances but also your relationship. You would be seeing how much you have grown and matured as human beings as well as a couple. You’d be able to play old memories in your mind like a home movie. You could even do a homemade photo shoot! (Jot that down in your list of date ideas.)
Writing letters to each other
You could spend time alone in the days leading up to your time capsule burial and write cute secret love letters to each other. If you struggle with putting your emotions on paper why not just add a list of reasons you love your significant other? Alternatively you could carry out this task together by writing a joint letter for your future counterparts! (Again another one to add to the creative date ideas list, you’re welcome)
Add mementos, this could include reminders of holidays, relationship milestones, days out and much more. The keepsakes could be as simple as cinema tickets or sea shells from your favourite beach. If you don’t have many mementos to hand you could just write a list of all the activities you have enjoyed together with dates and times. How interesting and enjoyable would it be to be able to transport your mind so far back in time and know exactly what you did together?
Over time we gradually change. You won’t be the exact same person when you are 30 as the one you were as an 18 year old. We grow, learn and most importantly we mature. Creating a time capsule will not only be fun to look through! You’d also see just how much you have grown personally and how your relationship has evolved over the years. Pretty interesting right? This activity idea even sets you up for an activity to look forward and enjoy in the future. So I’m basically giving you 2 dates in 1! Never say I don’t give you guys anything!
You may be thinking, hey! You advertised date ideas this article doesn’t give you date ideas it gives you a date idea! Ahh well here’s the beauty of it, it IS date ideas. This one activity has created multiple date ideas in one! Not only do you have the date ideas I mentioned throughout the process you also have the future date ideas involved! So digging it up, looking through the contents reading the letters etc! You could even do the process all over again after you have retrieved the time capsule! That means you have double the date ideas! That my friend equals date ideaS. I shall give myself a pat on the back!
As creative date ideas go I’d like to think this one is pretty up there.
Just a heads up, when I thought of this idea I had fun creative date ideas in mind, NOT ‘first date ideas’. So, they are great date ideas for you and your partner, someone you’ve just met not so much. A general rule of thumb for this one is, fun creative date ideas? brilliant, good stuff! First date ideas? not so much, I mean I don’t want you to come across as creepy. I think giving someone you’ve just met the impression you are planning their future wouldn’t go down to well.
*Remember, when you are making your time capsule use a container that will be able to withstand the elements. Not to mention being buried for so long! To ensure the protection of the contents.*