Life is busy, and it’s hard to find the time to connect together much-less unwind. This is why we’ve come up with ten ideas for you to try when you have 30 minutes to spare.
Rules for 30-Minute Dates
- No cell phones within earshot.
- No children to interrupt (so you might want to do this after they are in bed)
Date 1: Coffee Chats For Two – Brew a pot of coffee and discuss a quote you’ve found interesting. Here’s a great resource for finding the perfect quote.
Date 2: Rub My Back And I’ll Rub Yours – Give each other a 15 minute back massage. You can either tell your spouse what you appreciate about them while rubbing their back, or you can play songs you’ve chosen ahead of time that communicate your thoughts towards them.
Date 3: Music Video Memories – Spend time browsing You Tube together for videos of music you loved when you were dating.
Date 4: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Spend 30 minutes dreaming of the things you’d like to do and the places you’d like to see together. Make your own Bucket List.
Date 5: Adult Hide And Go Seek – Take turns hiding from each other in the house. Once found you have to kiss in the place where you found them. Surprise your spouse by taking your clothes off when they find you the last time, or leave a trail of clothes for them to find you easier.
Date 6: Cheese and Wine Tasting – Buy three different types of the same variety of wine or beer. Buy three different cheeses. Take time enjoy the tastes of each and decide which ones you like the best.
Date 7: Book Club Favorites – Read excerpts from favorite parts of books. If you don’t have any of your own, check out this resource for quotes about books others have written.
Date 8: Dancing With A Star – Pick a few meaningful love songs to slow dance together to in your living room. As an added touch, light a few candles.
Date 9: Play 20 Questions – Think of a special time you shared together and then have your spouse try and guess asking only ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions. If they haven’t guessed correctly after 20 questions, tell them what you were thinking of.
Date 10: Puzzle By Number – Pick out a puzzle to start working together, but before you begin each secretly pick how many pieces you’ll put together during your 30 minute date. Whoever’s number is closer to that number of pieces connected gets to pick what you do for your next 30 minute date, or for the next 30 minutes. 🙂
That’s the 10 we could come up with. Anyone want to add another 30 minute date to the list? Feel free to share in the comments.
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LOVE these ideas! As a matter of fact, I just added it to a blog on our web site that talks about a 22-minute date (adding just 8 minutes more): http://marriagemissions.com/22-minute-date/.
You’re so creative! Thanks for coming up with these. I’m sure many, many will appreciate it just as we will 🙂 –Love you!
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your link as well! We need all the ideas we can get don’t we?
Awesome ideas! Thanks. 🙂
You’re welcome, Janelle. Enjoy!
Here’s one more. Take turns recalling your favorite romantic dates (or sexual experiences if you feel adventurous.) You each then pick one to repeat. Make a plan to do both of your picks.
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That’s a fun one, Scott, so glad you thought of it!
I love these ideas! Even the busiest couples can find time for these dates. Pinning and sharing on Pinterest.
Thank you for sharing Gaye! Grateful for all you do!❤️
These are great….we have a 11month old….going out is a luxury….but 30 minutes dates would be great way to reconnect. Thanks to our friend Oupa for sharing the Twitter link with us..
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