7 Easy At-Home Date Ideas

7 Easy At-Home Date Ideas

It's time to shake up your relationship and get a little creative.

After being in a relationship for a while, it can be difficult to come up with new things to do together to keep the excitement alive. So it's time to get creative and do a little planning. If you're nervous that you're on your way to being stuck in the takeout and Netflix dating life, then it's time to try some of the date ideas below to add some fun back into your dating life.

In order to make sure that you actually try these dates out, and don't end up just laying around on the couch, make a plan! Doing a little preparing in advance and putting these dates on the calendar will help to ensure a successful date.

1. Wine/Paint Night

Ever see those Groupons for paint nights hosted by bars that a group of moms typically go to on nights out from their husbands? (Well, my friends and I enjoy them too but that's beside the point.) Have an at-home version for a cheaper and more relaxed date.

There's no pressure for your painting to be good in the comfort of your own home, it's just for fun. Get some canvases, paint and brushes from a local craft store and check out this site that has 30 easy ideas of what to paint. Oh, and don't forget the wine.

2. Homemade Pizza

This may come out amazing, or it may be a total disaster. The point of this date is to try cooking something new and have fun with it! Let your inner Italian chef out with this chicken broccoli alfredo pizza recipe.

3. DIY Dance Lessons

This is another fun one that is more comfortable to start out doing in the comfort of your own home. Hopefully, at least one of you has rhythm and can help the other, but regardless, this is an entertaining way to learn a new skill, or to just make some memories dancing together. Check out this salsa video or this one on line dancing. Good luck!

4. Indoor Campout

No campout is complete without s'mores. If you don't have a fire place, try this fun way to roast some marshmallows! Build a blanket fort and toss some pillows on the ground while you enjoy your delicious treats.

5. Home Improvement

Check out Pinterest for something fun you can make, such as this mason jar organizer, or this fun chalkboard coffee table.

6. Learn A New Skill

This is similar to the third idea, learning to dance (props to you if you attempted it!). But this option can include anything! Think back on conversations you've had with your partner; is there anything that he or she has mentioned they wanted to learn? Or something you have always wanted to try with them?

Perhaps, you're planning a trip abroad together and you want to learn the basics of the language of the country. Or maybe, he is really into photography but has had trouble figuring out his camera and you're interested in learning about it too. You can learn a lot from the internet, and doing these things together makes it more enjoyable.

7. Romantic Picnic

Spice up a typical boring picnic with some romantic ambiant lighting. Light some candles and use a string of lights to help set the mood. Grab some drinks, and make a nice cheese board to up the fancy level. Check this page out for tips on creating the perfect charcuterie boards to accompany this chic picnic.

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10 Reasons Moe's Will Always And Forever Be Superior To Chipotle

Welcome to Moe's!

With the great debate between which burrito place is the best, here are 10 reasons why Moe's is clearly the better option than Chipotle. *Side note, I do like Chipotle, but Moe's will always be No. 1 in my heart.


You don't get this kind of hospitality from Chipotle.

2. Their menu is much larger.

Moe's offers burritos, quesadillas, nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads, and they all have cool names! Chipotle just has burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. BORING.

3. They offer a variety of toppings.

Moe's offers over 20 fresh ingredients while Chipotle has...barely anything. :/

4. Moe Monday.

$5 BURRITOS!!!!! Seriously no one can beat that.

5. Their prices in general.

At Chipotle it's $6.50 just for a for a burrito alone. Add on chips, guac and a drink and that's roughly $13. At Moe's you can get a burrito, chips, unlimited salsa, and a drink for $8.80. Add on queso and that's only $1.25 more. (But totally worth it!!!) Which brings me to my next case...

6. QUESO!!!!!!!!!!

Queso is bae. That is all.

7. Free chips and a salsa bar!

We don't pay extra here.

8. The atmosphere at Moe's just feels better.

Chipotle's are usually tiny little restaurants that barely have any tables. Every time I go to Chipotle I feel rushed to eat my food because people are usually hovering over you looking for a seat. Moe's is like five times it size and they play good music.

9. Moe's is made with FRESH ingredients.

I'm not even gonna get into the whole Chipotle situation...

10. Overall, Moe's just tastes better than Chipotle.

Sorry 'bout it.

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7 Things Every Commuter College Student Needs

Trust me, this will make your life so much easier.


The commuting struggle is real. But throughout my last two weeks commuting on the bus, I have compiled a list of items that will surely make your commute to and from school a hundred times easier.

1. A portage charger 


My phone has died almost every single day. My gaps are so short that I have to choose between eating lunch or finding an outlet so I decided to buy a portable charger, it's sooo worth it !!!

2. A sweater 



Make sure to layer in order to be comfortable throughout the day. And always carry an extra sweater because there are some classrooms that have no mercy and literally feel like a fridge.

3. A tote bag 


Girl, I know. You are already carrying a backpack so why would I add a tote bag? But hear me out. You have to carry your lunch or your extra sweater or your computer and phone charger somewhere. This makes it easier to keep this stuff separated from your notebooks, laptop, etc. Plus if you get a cute tote bag it'll make your outfit perfect!

4. Hydroflask 

Ok, it doesn't need to be a hydroflask but I feel like these water bottles are literally indestructible. Last year I dropped mine from the top of my bunk bed and it only got the smallest dent. It also keeps your water at the same temperature the whole day. No joke, I put ice cold water on my hydro flask one morning and came back to my dorm at 10 pm and it was still freezing cold.

5. A pair of good headphones


This is another thing learned from my experience. I'm very used to working in noisy environments because I just plug in my earphones and drown out the world. Noise-canceling earphones work best. And trust me a good pair of earphones go a long way because they're going to provide you with entertainment during your downtime.

6. Comfortable shoes 


To be quite honest with you, I feel like I walk less now than when I lived on campus (shoutout to the UCLA hills). My bus drops me off on campus daily and I stay there for all of my class. Nonetheless, a pair of good shoes is definitely necessary. You are going to be out on campus for many hours and you want to make sure to be comfortable. My go to's are my pair of slip on vans.

7. A reliable weather app


This is one I'm still struggling with. In the morning I heck the iPhone weather app but it has failed me multiple times. And honestly this is the key to having a good day, well at least for me. I want to dress accordingly to the weather but when it keeps failing me I end up being a sweaty mess because I came dressed ready for winter.

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