I don’t know about you, but dates have been few and far between this year. And with winter on the horizon, we’re going to be spending even more time indoors.

If you live with a significant other or you’re dating someone, you may be feeling the stress of coming up with fun things to do together…especially since events are just a distant, hazy memory…

Here’s five cozy indoor date ideas to keep the romance flowing, even when you’re stuck inside.

Hot Chocolate Taste Test

Looking for a tasty evening? Pick up some hot chocolate on your next grocery run and make gourmet hot chocolates. Try adding different flavours like Earl grey or chai tea bags, liqueurs or syrups. Get creative and experiment with different combinations. Vote on which one you like best and write down the recipe for a future winter night. Don’t forget the marshmallows, whip and sprinkles to top things off!

Blanket Fort

Revisit everyone’s favourite childhood pastime and make a blanket fort in the living room. Creating a blanket fort can connect you to your sense of play. Plus, it’s still just as fun to do as an adult…maybe even more fun. Add pillows, string lights and mood music to create a sexy makeout hideaway. Just don’t be surprised if everything collapses on top of you when you get too hot and heavy.

Holiday Crafts

Not only is this a cute date idea, it’s also a great way to knock some holiday presents off the list. Head to Pinterest to find some cute DIY gifts and spend the evening creating some cute prezzies for the family, or some fun decor for you. There’s a ton of great ideas like DIY cocktail boxes, wreaths, bath bombs, chocolates, build your own hot chocolate kits (use the winner from above). Put a cute holiday movie on for added festive ambiance.

Fancy Pants Dinner

Get dolled up and order some Uber Eats. Sometimes you just gotta stay in and get fancy. You can even create a classy restaurant aesthetic in your dining room by adding flowers, candles, fancy folded napkins and your best wine glasses. Don’t wait for parties to happen again to get cute. Put on your favourite outfit and take some selfies. 

Sexy Accessories

Want to really warm things up? Connect with one another by scheduling a sexy date night. Go online shopping together for a new toy or fun bedroom item. Set the mood with candles, clean sheets and your favourite undies. We suggest trying out our Kama Personal Lubricant to intensify pleasure, orgasms and create an EXTREMELY memorable evening.

As the weather changes, we’re going to have to get a little more creative with what date night looks like. But just because we’re stuck inside doesn’t mean romance has to die. Connecting with your partner in new ways will keep the fun alive and help you create memories, even when it feels like you don’t have many options. Adding a few extra cozy indoor dates to the schedule will keep things interesting and playful. Plus, it’s a great way to stay warm on a cold night.

Jennifer Doan is a sex educator, coach and the host of the podcast Taking Back Slut. Jennifer is committed to helping people connect to their sexual power in a way that feels safe and comfortable to them. Connect with her on Instagram @jenn_doan for sex rants and unapologetic nudes.