When you deprive the body of one of its senses, the others — touch, taste, hearing — all become heightened. It can make the experience more intense.
Play truth or dare
Rewind the clock with a good old-fashioned game of truth or dare. Pick truth and you could be revealing personal secrets, or if you’re up for a dare, you might have to feel the fear and do it anyway.
Make cubbyhouses from blankets
Remember the forts you used to make from blankets and chairs when you were a kid? It’s time to rediscover your childhood and make out with your man in your very own cubbyhouse.
Go for a couples massage
It can be an extremely relaxing experience spending a few hours at a day spa. If you’re on holiday, you’ll be able to retire to your hotel room where you can continue the massage with a happy ending.
Volunteer somewhere exotic
Doing charity work together in a foreign country will create a bonded experience you will share forever. There will be a lot of relationship firsts and it will help you appreciate what you do have.
Visit an amusement park
You’ll be buzzing with adrenalin, laughing and having fun when you plan a day at an amusement park. It’s a good chance to forget the stresses of everyday life and just have a good old-fashioned date with your spouse.
Revisit the place you had your first date
Cue all the old memories, the first kiss, the first time you said “I love you”, the first time you held hands: It’s a timely reminder of just how far you’ve come and may rekindle feelings you thought were long gone.
Sex with Google glasses
With a pair of Google glasses, your partner can get to see what sex is like through your eyes. Google glasses are rumoured for release for consumers to buy sometime this year.
Set challenges for each other
Make up funny challenges for each other to pass time on long road trips or long flights. For example, the first person to moan about something on the trip has to do whatever the other says for 24 hours.
It’s one of those date ideas that doesn’t have to cost you a cent. Grab a rug, head out of town, away from the city lights, and lay on a blanket gazing up at the universe. It will also give you time to chat without distractions.
Blindfolded tasting platter
Decorate a platter with a selection of desserts, blindfold your guy and feed him. You can turn it into an erotic experience, accidentally dripping warm fudge down his chest and licking it off.
Go berry picking
It’s cheap, it’s fun and it’s getting back to the basics of old-fashioned romance. You can eat your own weight in berries while picking, feed each other and make a pie together with those you don’t scoff on the way home.
Take a mystery flight
Imagine the excitement of flying to a mystery destination. You could board a plane and end up in Perth, Canberra or on the Sunshine Coast. All transfers and hotels are booked; all you have to do is have fun.
You don’t have to be good on blades; half the fun is being useless and having the ability to laugh at yourself. It’s also a good way to burn a few hundred calories.
Reenact Torvill and Dean’s gold medal-winning performance on the ice or just cling together as you try to remain upright.
Spend the night dancing
You don’t have to paint the town red; you can turn the lights down low, crank up the music and spend the evening slow dancing in your own lounge room.
Go for a walk in the rain
Here’s your big chance to have your very own Notebook moment — that memorable pash in the pouring rain.
Visit Timezone games arcade
Rediscover your youth with air hockey challenges, win soft toys, shoot hoops for prize tickets and compete against each other on arcade games — all the fun things that make you feel young at heart.
Do an animal encounter
Shared experiences like animal encounters bring novelty to a relationship. It’s what makes your relationship different. Whether it’s walking the tigers at Dreamworld or cuddling koalas, you’ll have lifelong memories
Wake him up with kisses
Instead of waking up to the ungodly noise of an alarm clock, wake your partner up with sweet kisses. It will automatically bring a smile to his dial.