Relationships change over time. While much of this is a positive evolution, the downside to becoming more comfortable with one another is that you can begin to take each other for granted. It’s easy to stop complimenting someone when you feel like it’s so abundantly clear that you adore them, and to stop making quality time for each other when you feel like you’re always together.

The danger of this is the creeping sense of mundanity that can begin to negatively affect your relationship. When you’re with someone, it’s important that you never forget to reinforce how special they are, and dates offer the perfect opportunity to do this. If it’s time to remind your partner just how much fun you can have together, here are three out-of-the-box ideas to help you.

Go go-karting

When you’ve been with someone for a long time, dates become much more fun. In the early days together, you probably felt a mixture of excitement and apprehension before you’d meet up. Although it was a good sort of nervousness in lots of ways, there was always the danger of slipping up and saying the wrong thing or doing something to embarrass yourself. When you’ve been together for a long time, this is no longer an issue, which means it’s all about letting loose and having a laugh. Dates where you ‘do’ something are best, so why not hit your local go-karting track together? Hugely enjoyable albeit a little expensive, this idea works especially well for competitive couples – just think of all the forfeits the loser can be allotted: cooking dinner for the next week, doing all of the washing up for a fortnight… The possibilities are endless!

Gamble the night away at your local casino

If you’re a couple who appreciate an adrenaline rush, gambling might be the perfect date for you. High risk but hugely enjoyable, it’s a great opportunity to get dressed up to the nines, go out and have some fun together. Most casinos will have a bar and restaurant on site, but the main entertainment will naturally come from the games themselves. Of course, are best enjoyed by those who have a basic understanding of how they work, so it might be an idea to head online beforehand and get a feel for it all before you play in front of an audience. If you don’t know where to look, bonus.ca lists all the casino offers available from reputable online providers, so you should be able to find a good deal to get you started.

Take a trip to the zoo together

If you love animals and have an appreciation for nature and all of its wonders, the zoo is another great place to go. Offering something a little out of the ordinary to enjoy together, it gives you the chance to make a proper day of it, with nobody but each other to divert your attention or distract from one another. Although most facilities will have a café or restaurant on site, there are usually picnic beaches set out too – so why not pack up a hamper and make your mealtime a bit more romantic? Take along a bottle of champagne, cheeses, and cold meats, with strawberries and cream for after, and that special someone is sure to be suitably impressed.

Isn’t it time you took some time out to spend with the person you love?