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Fun and Active Date Ideas

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My husband and I just celebrated our 14th anniversary earlier this week and I thought it was a great time to share some active date ideas with you. While we haven't had a chance to actually celebrate our anniversary just yet, we will be doing something active and fun when we do. We both enjoy a good movie and dinner, but that can be costly not only for our wallets, but our waistline as well.

Some of my favorite active dates that I like to go on include bowling, hiking or walking (sometimes we bring the dogs too), biking, and staying home to play games on the Wii (golf and bowling are both fun). The way we see it is that we are not only having fun on these types of dates, but it keeps us from sitting around more than we already do during the workday. Honestly, I find having more active dates like that to be more fun overall and allows us to enjoy each others company more than just the typical dinner and a movie date. We also get some exercise in at the same time and usually spend far less money with our active dates compared to going to the movies and a restaurant. Win-win situation, right?

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KHALIA2 1/29/2020
Attending church!!!!! Report
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Food for thought. Report
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Great ideas! Report
Meal where we share a bottle of wine Report
Great ideas! Report
I like doing things that are laid-back and outdoorsy on dates. It gives both parties something to do and talk about without involving alcohol or awkward silences over a dinner table. This is especially true for "first dates." The two best dates I've ever been on were a motorcycle ride up a mountain to watch the sunset and a sunset boat ride to watch dolphins leap out of the bay while the stars came out. Report
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anything outdoors Report
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I love going dancing with my husband. It's fun and active! Report
Bowling ball in the pic definitely looks like a watermelon!

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My husband and I are celebrating our 15th anniversary this fall by participating in the Space Coast half marathon in Cocoa Beach, FL - something I never would have done (let alone considered as "celebrating") before I joined SparkPeople 2 years ago. Report
My boyfriend is a sailing coach so many of our summer activities involve sailing. We also like to walk/hike, and have found that a short 1/2 hour walk after work together is a nice way to reconnect. Last night we took a short walk just to view the gorgeous sunset. Next week we're going to a free concert; we'll probably end up working in some walking as it's in Boston and there's limited parking nearby. Report
Some great ideas here and in the slideshow. Thanks & happy anniversary! Report
A friend and I love going on really long walks along the river or even an occasional hike. Report
Living in DC is perfect for walking. You can't go too far without finding something to do. Report
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Bowling with a watermelon would certainly provide conversation on a first date. Report
We are lucky to live by Lake Michigan and a walk along the beach and pier is pretty awesome. Report
We love to go mini golfing. I think we're tied on wins. And plus, there's lots of flirting opportunities when you're mini golfing. :)

And I think her bowling ball looks like a watermelon, too!

Last week my wife and I celebrated our 41st anniversary! They've been very good years filled with adventure! We hike, bike, kayak, canoe, play outdoor games like badmitten and top toss. An anniversary trip is more likely a hike up Mt. Washington than a cruise. (never done one). Our goal is to hike, bike or paddle in all 50 states. We're well on our way. So your 14 years is a good start, but hopefully the adventures have just begun.
Life is good!
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Is it just me, or does her bowling ball look like a watermelon with holes? Report
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