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Date Night Idea: Draw Each Other's Portrait

Too cold outside? Get drawn in by this cute winter date idea for two

Unleash your inner Van Gogh on this low-cost but high-fun date night. Grab a sheet of blank paper, a pen or a paintbrush, then spend time drawing each other's portraits

Date night at a glance

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Things you’ll need: Paper and a pen, pencil or paintbrush

Time needed to prepare: 2 minutes

How doing this will improve your relationship

As well as an opportunity to look deeply into each other's eyes, this is a chance to add playfulness and a sense of humor to your relationship, all of which are important components of a successful relationship.

Psychotherapist Esther Perel encourages couples to introduce play to their relationship; be that in or out of the bedroom. Play is an essential component of personal and social wellbeing, she says, that allows us to take risks and get creative.

The beauty of this date night is that it doesn’t matter if you’re not a natural artist … in fact, the worse the drawing, the funnier it will be.

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Romantic date night tip

Let’s make things interesting. How about the winner gets a prize? Create a scorecard and mark points out of five for the following: accuracy, creativity and artistic flair. We’ll leave the prize choice up to you.

3 couple questions to ask during this date night

  1. Which artist’s work do you admire and why?

  2. Do you like to go to art galleries at home or on holiday? Why or why not?

  3. If you were to be described as an art movement or style, which would you pick?

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