Great date nights are important whether you're single and looking for love, or you're one of the lucky ones who's found it. As the holiday season quickly approaches, flurries of jewelry ads and gift ideas make it impossible to forget about taking your loved one out. Although most of us are dealing with cold temperatures, rain, snow and gropple (whatever that is), you should always find the time for a nice evening with your significant other.
One romantic and great way to spend time together but avoid the wintery weather is a date night in. Plan a fantastic meal that the two of you can cook together while drinking a bottle of wine. To plan your date night at home, find a simple but sophisticated recipe and impress your date but buying the ingredients ahead of time. Make sure your living area and kitchen are clean and you have all the necessary cooking utensils to start your meal. Before your date arrives, turn on some music, light a couple candles (not too many) and open a bottle of wine. To impress her even further, pick up some flowers to brighten up your dining area during dinner. Sites like floristexpress.com offer a same-day delivery service of beautiful, thoughtful arrangements.
If making dinner isn't your thing, try finding a great take-out place where you can sample a variety of different dishes and arrange them nicely around the table. You'll each be able to sample different things from the menu and take a "tour" of the restaurant from the comfort of your home. You could also do this with desserts or drinks, depending on what you each like.
After dinner, you should have something else planned to continue your date night. If you live in a city or a nice neighborhood, take a walk outside to admire the beautiful Christmas lights and perhaps the not-so-classy decor. It's always a laugh to find the most extravagant as well as the most pathetic holiday house. If it's too cold to enjoy a walk outdoors, try finding an inside craft or activity that both of you can enjoy. Make a wreath for the holiday, DIY Christmas gifts or make your own teas and coffees-- anything really, just find something for the two of you to work on together.
Staying at home this winter doesn't have to be boring. Plan a date, keep warm and stay cozy with your loved one to show just how much you care. It doesn't have to be much, but everybody likes a little change from the routine every once in awhile.