Date night ideas for the relationship slump

For those who are inexperienced in the dating scene or have entered a relationship dry spell, here are some ideas of things to do to spice things up again. Photo:


For those who have entered a relationship dry spell with their significant others or lost grip with how to creatively spend quality time, here are some ideas of places to go and things to do in the Rosebank area to spice things up again …

  • Rosebank Sunday Market

The Rosebank Sunday Market, from 9am to 4pm on any given Sunday, prides itself as a representation of South Africa’s diversity and culture with craft stalls, live music, children’s entertainment and gourmet food traders. Enjoy views of the Johannesburg skyline, whether on a first date or with your long-time partner, for an experience both romantic and different than the old dinner-and-a-movie routine.

  •  Treat each other to a spa day

Spend quality time with your feet up and enjoy a spa day at a local spa on a weekend. Many offer couple’s packages, which are perfect for anniversaries, birthdays or the random, because-we-need-to-relax, kind of date. If you don’t want to spend money, make your own spa day in the comfort of your own home with candles, bubble bath and face masks. Don’t forget your cucumber slices and remember to stay hydrated.

Incorporate exercise into your relationship and have a laugh with each other by trying out a dance class. It’s something different and fun to do as a break from your daily routine. You can search for online dance tutorials on YouTube if you’re afraid to dance in front of others.

  • Embark on a road trip

Rosebank offers an array of places to visit so make a list with your long-time partner of places that you’d both like to visit. Then plan your own personal scenic route. Driving together will allow you to talk and bond. Remember life is about the journey, not the destination.

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  • Volunteer at your local SPCA

You get to see the sensitive side of each other and help out abandoned and forgotten furry friends. Animals are constantly being found and dropped off at SPCAs and other rescue shelters.You also get to meet other animal lovers, make a difference and boost your own health as the experience can decrease your stress levels.

  •  Check out a museum or gallery together and add some gourmet pizza to the mix

Visit you local museums or art galleries together and educate yourselves while bonding over some cultured art conversation. When you’re done walking around, pop over to Piza e Vino at The Zone and enjoy some fancy pizza.

What creative ways have you come up with for first-time daters or long-term partners to spend a date night? Share your thoughts with us at the Rosebank Killarney Gazette at [email protected]

Nikita Fernandes

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