Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to don your ugliest pair of sweats and skip date night. There are a number of wonderful ways to keep a relationship spicy during the cold winter months. I recently had a chance to ask women across the country what they did to keep their winter dates interesting when it got cold out. This is how the women of America choose to keep their date nights delightful when the weather outside gets frightful.
“Preparing food together always makes for a great date. It’s fun and you get to learn each other’s tastes. If it’s especially chilly, snuggling in front of the fire or a great movie is good too.” – Lyn in Englewood, Colo.
“Going skiing or snow tubing are fun activities with your date, but we used to go four wheeling and warm up by the bonfire with our buddies, too.” – Angie in Arcanum, Ohio
“When it’s cold we like going to the movies and we love going to the Bristol Motor Speedway to look at all the Christmas lights! We also like to rent a lot more movies in the wintertime and just stay indoors a lot too relaxing watching movies together.” – Ashley in Harrogate, Tenn.
“Some of my best winter dates have been spent playing cards or board games with my boyfriend. It may not seem interesting but it gives us a chance to stay close without spending a lot of money.”- Jessica in Canton, Ohio
“We usually go out. All the snow blanketing everything is so inviting. We usually take those days to go out and play and take pictures of all the incredible winter scenery. Otherwise though, homemade chili and Netflix makes for a great night in!” – Shawna in Provo, Utah
“Sitting by the fire and drinking warm things or making cookies together.” – Doris in Eaton, Ohio
“We usually pick a nice place to go out and eat. Some nights we will put a candle on the bar and have a ‘candle lit’ supper.” – Teresa in Tazewell, Tenn.
“We go deer hunting together. Also, we snuggle on the couch and watch movies.” – Gwen, Sneedville, Tenn.
“Winter dates are fun when you go ‘necking’. It’s something I haven’t done in years. We were in the pickup truck in a gravel hole where we had to plow a lane in. Thinking no one would bother us we began. Just after the clothing was removed, headlights rolled in. We scrambled. It was the Machias town cop. No underwear, only outer clothing was applied by the time he got to the window. After that the only thing to do was to go sledding in the gravel hole.” – Anastasia in Jonesboro, Maine
“Hitting the clubs or going to a movie is nice in the winter. Another fun one was cruising around looking at Christmas light displays and heading out for coffee afterward.” – Shelli in Dayton, Ohio
“I find that a candlelight dinner served on the floor of the living room, using the living room table for serving, is incredibly romantic in the winter. I love to lay covers all over the floor and sometimes even scatter rose petals on the blankets. It’s romantic, cozy and inviting.” – Amber in Middlesboro, Ky.
“Museums – one of the best dates I ever had was one of those interactive kid museums. Or a game stop place like playing air hockey and skeet ball. It’s fun to be a big kid sometimes.” – Virginia in Terre Haute, Ind.
“My boyfriend and I usually watch movies but we also play guitar together and try to write new songs. We also cook more together in the winter and love to dip strawberries in chocolate in the kitchen. We also play lots and lots of board games.” – Christine in Fort Worth, Texas
“Usually piled up in front of the TV with a movie or a TV show series. We do love our DVD player.” – Jo in Knoxville, Tenn.
“Because this is Upstate New York, people are used to the cold and go out anyway for snowboarding, skiing, and hiking. There are still lots of fun festivals, including the Ice Wine Festival at a local winery. Otherwise, you can go to numerous venues for all kinds of live music, poetry readings, and author signings. We have a great independent theatre that shows current movies, as well as spotlighting shorts by new, local talent. The Little also has a bar with food and live music. We have many independent coffee shops and more locally owned restaurants than I have seen in other cities. The city and towns are constantly putting on events. And if all else fails, there’s always the good, old movie or games night!” – Andrea in Rochester, N.Y.