At-home date night ideas to transform your sex life and boost emotional intimacy

These date night ideas will help break the monotony and reignite the spark in your love life while you’re stuck at home.

You might be head over heels in love with your partner, but there’s no denying that the pandemic-induced restrictions can leave you dreading the question, “What should we do tonight?” All locked down and nowhere to go, it can be easy for ennui to creep in after over a year of isolating from the world outside. If you don’t want to Netflix and chill yet again, try these date night ideas instead to reignite the spark in your love life.

Cook up a storm

…of love, that is! It is said that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and while the adage might sound outdated in our times, don’t let that keep you from planning a sexy date night in the kitchen, cooking your favourite dishes for each other with love. Bonus points for slipping in a few aphrodisiacs — science-backed foods that can get the sexytimes rolling post dinner à deux.

Before heading out on your next grocery run, make room on your shopping list for foods that will put you in the mood: we are talking oysters, honey and the timeless classic, chocolate! If you can’t head to your favourite restaurant during the pandemic, turn your living room into the backdrop for a romantic candlelight dinner. If you are looking to go the extra mile, you can even try to recreate the spot where you had your first date to rekindle that spark.

Unwind with a bath

We aren’t, however, talking about a quick shower together before heading to bed. Set the mood for your romantic night in by planning a sexy bath for the two of you to enjoy before getting dressed for your at-home date night idea. But there are only so many things you can do in your regular bathroom, right? Wrong! With a little effort and planning, you can easily transform your space into a romantic haven.

Start by planning some sexy refreshments: think iced bottles of bubbly, chocolate-dipped strawberries and exotic desserts. Next, consider the ambiance. With the right music, you’ll be able to set the mood for a night of fun. Lastly, swap the fluorescent lighting in favour of the warm glow of a dozen candles filling the space with a romantic haze. Once your partner has walked into the surprise of a lifetime, opt for a sensual massage for each other to ease the tension and relax the muscles for the night to follow.

Transform your balcony

When was the last time you watched the sunset with your partner? If you can’t remember, then it is a sign that you need to remedy that. While we’d all much rather be watching the last rays of the sun from our own beach villa in Maldives, until it is safe to travel again, you can make the most of the view from your balcony — with a few little tweaks.

Plan a romantic picnic, bathed in the sexy shimmer of golden hour sunlight, with your very cuddle corner. Drape some white curtains to make a canopy, add in lots of toss pillows, candles, your favourite flowers and voilà! The place is instantly transformed. When in doubt, remember that a string of fairy lights can instantly turn any place into the perfect date spot.

Spice things up in the bedroom

The last stop is the destination that the night has been leading to all along: the bedroom. If you’ve been missing the spark and excitement between the sheets, know that you are not the only one. It is natural for things to feel monotonous once you and your partner have settled into a routine. Factor in the fact that the past year has involved extended periods of indoor solitude, and it is natural to want to reinvent things in the bedroom.

If you are looking to spice up your night, it pays to consider the many different forms of foreplay other than your usual routine. Erotica has been facing considerable popularity with couples during the lockdown — try taking turns in reading out passages to one another. When you want to escalate things to the next level, channel your inner goddess and perform a sensual striptease for him. It doesn’t have to be perfect — as long as you feel confident and proud in your body, the night will end in the best possible way.

Remember that it takes two to tango, so make sure your partner is looped in and knows where your head is at. Talk to one another, speak about your feelings and you’ll find that the intimacy you share will grow and flourish further, inside as well as outside the bedroom.

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