• Couple balancing on each other on bed

Stay-at-home date nights are growing in popularity (crazy balancing acts on beds optional)

As the nights draw in, staying in becomes the new going out—but far from slumping on the sofa and watching a box set, romantic British couples are making the absolute most of their US-style date nights.

A recent survey found that the average British couple has two stay-at-home date nights every month. These aren’t just your average nights in. For 66% they involve dressing up to the nines in best going-out clothes; 42% add a splash of their best perfume or aftershave to feel that bit extra special; and 40% ensure that romantic music and low lighting add the finishing touches to the romantic ambience.

Such effortful evenings at home are so beneficial to a relationship (75% say they feel closer to their partner, while 25% said they enjoy more physical contact as a result) that they’re on the rise. Over a third of couples are squeezing in more date nights than they did this time last year.

FLAME'S TOP 10 IDEAS FOR CHEAP AND CHEERFUL STAY-AT-HOME DATE NIGHTS

  1. Blind taste testing
  2. YouTube karaoke
  3. Play Mr & Mrs style quiz games online
  4. Draw a caricature of one another
  5. Make massage oils and exchange shoulder rubs
  6. Play board and card games
  7. Create playlists of all your favourite music
  8. Read stories aloud to one another
  9. Learn a new hobby together—take turns at deciding what it will be
  10. Make homemade pizzas


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.