15 Dates For When You Just Want to Stay Inside

Because you don't have to leave your house to have a fun night.

1. Binge-watch an entire season of a TV show. This sounds intimidating, but you can do it. Believe in yourselves and each other, and finally catch up on that show that makes you yell, "NO SPOILERS, WE'RE STILL PLANNING ON WATCHING IT!" every time it gets brought up at a party.

2. Have a board game night. I know what you're thinking: "Board games? More like bored games!" And you're absolutely right. No one likes board games but beggars can't be choosers. Hold a board game Olympics and compete for chores, the right to choose your next take-out meal, or sexual favors (or all three). And even if you hate board games, you've got to love trash talking.

3. Do a giant puzzle. Searching for puzzle pieces and figuring out where they fit might be about as fun as cleaning your room, but bonds are formed over them. If the two of you can get through a puzzle, then you can get through 3-D puzzles anything.

4. Open up that shrink-wrapped movie you're still holding onto. Everyone has that DVD they bought months (years?) ago. Slice that thing open and go on a journey of buyer's remorse.

 5. Make your own dinner. See what the two of you can spontaneously whip together with what you've got lying around: Do a three-course meal and dessert. You can even surprise each other. If you're really intense/competitive/crazy, you can even go Iron Chef style and see who can make the best dish with the same ingredients.

6. Wine tasting with whatever you have lying around. You probably have a few bottles of wine lying around. Hell, maybe you have some grape juice that fermented. It's all the fun of visiting a vineyard without all the hassle of dressing like you own a yacht.

7. Finally bust out those sex toys. You know you've got at least one or two "gag" sex toys lying around that you bought to have fun or joke around with. Use them. Use all of them.

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8. Give each other serious business massages. Don't half-ass a backrub. Get naked, and really put your shoulders into it.

9. Do chores…naked. What do you do when you haven't had a sexy night in a while but you also feel like your to-do list is soul-crushingly long? You combine the two.

10. Take a bath together. Sexy and practical. Make sure to throw in some scented candles and bubble bath. Men literally never take baths unless there's a naked lady involved, so guys will probably jump at the chance.

11. See who can finish off the bag of Cheetos the fastest. Have an eating contest with whatever around the house. Cheetos? Instant noodles? Pizza?

12. Have a pillow fight. It's like regular fighting except fun and it will probably end in sex.

13. Play some video games. Throw on some old-school Mario Kart and take a shot every time you lose.

14. Play some relaxing music, lounge on the couch and just...talk. When was the last time that you actually just sat down and talked? Yup, exactly. 

15. Watch each other's favorite movies back-to-back. You can pop some popcorn and finally force each other to see those films you've both been avoiding.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors. 

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