5 DATES THAT BRING YOU CLOSER
Ward off wine-bar fatigue with these adventurous ideas from dating pro Matthew Hussey Bust out of an escape room. No, it’s not a BDSM dungeon. It’s a game (with locations nationwide) in which you have to solve clues in order to get out of a locked room. You’ll learn more about each other in one action-packed hour than in weeks of dinner conversations. Visit Take a cooking class. Trying a new skill forces you to be present, be focused and apply yourself – which is great for bonding. Go on a mini road trip. A long car ride means a lack of eye contact, which makes it easier to open up, and facing the same direction makes it easier to agree. Plus, cruisin’ together almost feels like a vacation practice-run. Walk around the block. Him: ‘Where do you want to go?’ You: ‘Not sure. Let’s just walk.’ Aimlessly rambling takes the pressure off going to a ‘cool date spot’ and allows you to truly enjoy being in the moment. Rock out at a concert. Belting out the lyrics together is a moment you won’t forget. You can spend future moments recounting the highlights.