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New Date Ideas To Try With Your Long-Time Lover

Sorry, but watching DVD movies or TV show marathons on the couch for the millionth night in a row doesn't count as a date. These unexpected ideas do!

Play Movie Roulette

Head to the theater and get tix for whatever flick is playing next. "Anything that's spontaneous ups your sense of shared excitement," says Patricia Love, EdD, co-author of How To Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It.

Treat Him Right


Take your man out for ice cream or some hot chocolate. It is inexpensive and a sweet (get it?) gesture. "When you do something to please your guy, he'll start noticing other ways you show your appreciation," says Love. "It puts you both in a happy mindset."

Get Schooled


Enroll in a cooking class, take up a sport, or pursue an interesting hobby like photography with him. "Putting a new lesson into practice reinforces your sense of being a team," says Lori Gorshow, dating coach at Dating Made Simple, a company specializing on mature dating adults.

BLOW HIS-MIND TIP: Booty Call Your Long-Term Guy


On a night when you're doing separate things—even if you're in the same apartment—send your guy a text message that reads "What r u doing?" When he replies, text back with "What r u wearing?" Then, ask him to meet you—in the bedroom—for an impromptu hook-up.