Planning a Romantic Evening at Home - Dating Ideas for New Couples


The best part about entering a new relationship is that there is so much to know about each other. Newly-committed couples have a delicious time discovering one another emotionally as well as physically. If you too have found a partner recently, here are a few ways to spend a long romantic evening together and create the best memories for a lifetime.


Go out for a long drive

Few things are as relaxing as a long quiet drive after the hectic rush of a working day. And on such a drive if you can get your partner to accompany you, the experience is unbelievably romantic. Those who have done it remember the soothing hum of the car engine, the soft rustle of the wind in one’s hair and the companionable silence between two people who love and understand each other.

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Cook a meal together

A meal well prepared and presented is a feast for all the senses and can be an erotic precursor to an intimate evening. While you rustle up a meal together, playfully sprinkle some parsley on your man which will give you an excuse to lovingly tousle his hair. Again you can dip your girl’s finger in a sauce and sensuously lick it off, all the while pretending to check the seasoning. The whole idea is to play with tastes, colors, aromas and textures and in the end whip up a great meal.

Watch a romantic movie

If however the two of you are fagged out after a busy day, get cozy on the couch and put on your favorite DVD. Better still, choose a classic romance like Casablanca or An Affair to Remember. If your tastes run towards the modern and the comic, go for Notting Hill or There’s Something about Mary. Wrap yourselves up in a blanket and keep the bowl of popcorn nearby. Just in case you get into the mood and are too tired to make dinner, have the pizza delivery number handy and you are set for a great evening together.

Enjoy the outdoors together

One of the most romantic ways to spend an evening is to be in the midst of nature. If you are lucky to live near a beach or in the hills, hold hands and go for a long walk. Alternately just wander through your neighborhood park and you will find that there is a magic in the hour when the moon rises like a golden disc and the birds are heading for the nests. Don’t worry about the route you should take or whether someone may be trying to call you at home. Savor these moments of togetherness which will be unlike anything you experience later in life.

Get out of town

Sometimes a change of scene is the best way to spice up an evening. Drive to a nearby resort or book a hotel room over the weekend. This will enable you both to forget about all other responsibilities and just focus on each other. To make your evening more romantic, stay at a resort with a nice garden or one where the rooms come with a Jacuzzi.

Give each other a massage

This can be an incredibly sensuous experience and a wonderful way to discover your partner’s erotic preferences. Set the mood with scented candles in the bedroom, lay out soft sheets and towels  and put on some soothing music. Choose from a range of basic massage oils like olive or almond oil which can be then blended with aromatic essences like lavender for relaxation or peppermint for a stimulating massage.

Go for a boat ride

If you have access to a water body like a river or a lake, then hire a boat and head out for a romantic evening. While  proper cruise on a big river would be more spectacular, even a simple boat ride during the sunset can create a magical atmosphere. Anchor at a secluded spot and light a bonfire. If you have packed a picnic hamper, bring it out and roast marshmallows under the stars. It will be an evening you are sure to remember for a long time to come.

Pamper yourselves at a spa

What better way to wind down after a hectic day than to go for a joint spa session. These days there are innumerable types of spa treatments to choose from, ranging from specialized beauty routines to holistic massages. While there you could also try the steam room, the pools and the saunas. The session will not only leave the two of you feeling rejuvenated but refreshed and ready for an intimate night ahead.

Listen to some romantic music

While unusual romantic ideas can spice up a routine evening, sometimes all you want is to relax at home with your significant other. Put on some soft music and set the mood for a mellow evening. If are one for the classic, explore Mozart’s great symphonies together. On the other hand, if you care more for soft rock, play some memorable numbers by Bryan Adams or Lionel Richie. Lace your fingers together and let yourselves be carried away by the tender lyrics or better still find your own rhythm and dance to the romantic music.

Plan a game

A wonderful way to stir things up between you and your partner would be to plan a lover’s game. A romantic scavenger hunt is a timeless favorite and can be played around the house. Place clues in different places and then send your partner looking for them. The final prize can be a bottle of good wine or champagne which you both can indulge in to wind up the fun-filled yet romantic evening.

These are only a few of the many ways you can spend an amorous evening with your partner. Be creative and let your imagination run wild when you are together since this is the best time to explore each other’s desire and fancies. At the same time make sure to have fun and be comfortable and you will surely have one of the best evenings of your life.