25 Cute Double Date Ideas to Try with Your Favorite Couple

If you’re reading this, that means you are in a relationship and a part of a couple. Good job, you managed to survive the dating world! But now, you and your partner are stumped when it comes to double dating ideas. Double dating can be just as daunting as regular dating. Instead of making sure two people are having a mutually good time, now there are four different people to satisfy!

However, double dating is definitely a great way to make friends and solidify relationships. It is great when you and your significant other have some of the same friends. Going out to dinner, taking trips and attending events are all things that are made more fun by having another couple to do it with.

Ideas for a double date can be hard to come up with so we’ve compiled a list of different types of double dates you can try with an old or new couple friends!

Ideas for a Double Date Outdoors

The pandemic definitely caused people to spend more time outdoors. Since then, lots of outdoor activities have become more available to do! Here are some best double date ideas for the outdoors:

1. Go hiking
Hiking is a great way to get to know another couple while staying active! After reaching the top of a mountain, you can reward yourselves with beers and a beautiful view.

2. Have a picnic at a park
Each couple can either bring something they made at home or their favorite takeout, both ways potluck style!

3. Visit a farmer’s market
Visiting a local farmer’s market is a great way to support the community and also see what your local farmers’ have to offer! Maybe each couple can buy ingredients to make a meal afterwards.

4. Go to the beach
Depending on where you are, this may only be a seasonal date but very worth it- each couple can bring food to share, music, beach games and other fun activities!

5. Go to a winery or brewery
This is basically like meeting up at a bar but outdoors! Also a great way to get to know the local wineries and breweries in your area.

6. Play a sport
Whether it’s tennis, golf, or bowling, pick a sport and have some friendly competition!

Fun Ideas for Double Dates at Home

Sometimes figuring out where to go can be complicated; make things simple by having a double date at a couple’s home! Here are some ideas for double dates at home:

7. Cook a meal together
Pick a cuisine, then recipes and split up buying the ingredients. Dishes like tacos or sushi are good meals to make as they have multiple steps that require each person to participate!

8. Make specialty cocktails
Try your hand at bartending and create some specialty cocktails – each person can pick a drink to make so you’ll have at least 4 different cocktails to try!

9. Have a movie marathon
Pick a genre of movie like comedy or thriller or pick a series like Marvel Avengers or The Fast and Furious and have a movie marathon! Pick some yummy snacks like popcorn or candy to go along with it and it’s a great double date. You can discuss the movies afterwards too!

10. Host a game night
Each couple can bring a game or two to play – games like charades, pictionary and/ Scrabble are perfect for a pair of couples!

11. Make some art
Try out your creative side and make some art together! Whether it’s with paint, markers, or anything else, look up some ideas and see what each couple can come up with to make!

12. Host a dinner party
A classic date idea where you can dress and eat fancy all while in the comfort of a home!

Cute Double Date Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays are a fun time – even more fun when surrounded by good friends! Here are some cute double date ideas for the holidays:

13. Watch holiday movies
Each couple can pick a movie and have a holiday movie marathon to get into the spirit!

14. Bake holiday treats
Baking is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and a great activity to do with another couple!

15. Make a gingerbread house
Get creative and make a gingerbread house competition to see who makes the best house!

16. View Christmas lighting designs
Whether it’s a neighborhood that goes all out or a part of the city that decorates for Christmastime, go see some beautiful lights and decorations to get ideas for your own homes!

17. Go holiday shopping
Holiday shopping can be overwhelming so it might help to have another couple to bounce ideas off one another!

18. Go ice skating
Ice skating is a great holiday activity – you can enjoy some hot chocolate or cold beers afterwards!

19. Visit a holiday market
Many towns and cities have a local popup market that comes around the holidays – a great way to buy decorations, have seasonal food and listen to holiday music!

The Best Double Date Ideas for Foodies

It is always a good time when fellow foodies get together! Here are some fun ideas for double date for foodies:

20. Take a cooking class together
Enroll in a cooking class and learn some new tips and tricks in the kitchen to practice later on!

21. Take a food tour in your city
Food tours are a great way to explore new, local spots you may not have come across before!

22. Make a meal with current items and leftovers
Challenge yourselves and make a meal with whatever each couple has in their own fridge – no cheating and making a grocery store run!

23. Go to a food truck festival
Food truck festivals are a great way to share and try many different types of foods!

24. Catch your own food
Go fishing, visit a local farmer’s market or go hunting and make a meal!

25. Host a blind taste test
Blindfold one another and guess what ingredient or food the other couple has you try!

Couplr: Double Dating Made Easy!

Double dates are so fun but sometimes it can be hard to find couples in your area to do them with! Couplr makes it easy to find like-minded couples to share experiences with. Try one of these date ideas the next time you meet up with new friends from Couplr!

 

Let Couplr help you find your next double date partners to try one of these date ideas out!

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Fiber: How (and Why) To Incorporate More Into Your Diet

Does thinking about fiber conjure up ads for supplements for constipated old men? It might seem like it isn’t something you, a healthy, active young person, needs to worry about. However, fiber is critical to your digestive health, lowers cholesterol, supports weight loss, and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Unfortunately, chances are: you’re not getting enough of it.

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults eat 22-34 grams of fiber per day, but only 10% of women and 3% of men are actually meeting the standard. The average American adult eats 16 grams of fiber a dayIf you don’t eat as many vegetables as you should, if you eat out a lot, or if you eat a lot of processed foods, you are very likely not getting enough. Here are a few simple swaps you can make to help increase your fiber intake.

Vegetables

  • Focus on getting enough vegetables. Adults should be eating two to four cups per day of vegetables. A cup of broccoli contains about 3 grams of fiber, while a cup of kale contains about 1.5 grams. Total gain: Up to 12 grams.

Beans & Lentils

  • Swap out some animal proteins for legumes. Beans, peas, and lentils are great sources of protein and fiber. One cup of beans contains anywhere from 12 to 19 grams of fiber! A cup of lentils contains about 15 grams, and a cup of peas about 9 grams. Try burritos, a side of peas at dinner, or make a delicious vegetarian lentil curry to really boost your nutritional intake. Total gain: Up to 19 grams.

Bread

  • Switch to high-fiber, whole-grain bread. Whole wheat bread tends to have several more grams than white bread, and it’s much more filling because of it. You can use it to boost your sandwich’s nutritional value. Total gain: 2-5 grams per slice.

Oatmeal

  • Try bran cereal or oatmeal for breakfast. That will give you at least 5 grams, depending on how much of it you eat. Total gain: Up to 10 grams.

Fruits

  • Snack on high-fiber fruits. Skip the sugar-laden cereal bars and eat a cup of blackberries (7 grams), raspberries (8 grams), a pear (6 grams), or an apple (4.5 grams). Total gain: Up to 8 grams.

Eating fiber is crucial to maintaining long-term health. And as you can see, it’s not that hard to get enough. Making just a couple of these changes in your diet can significantly increase your fiber intake and boost your nutrition

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5 Keto Hacks to Keep You On Track When Eating Out

If you’re on the keto diet, you already know that eating more healthy fats and fewer empty carbohydrates can help you lose weight and feel great. The fat helps you stay full, which keeps you on track for your weight-loss goals.

That is, until you go out to eat. 

It is really difficult to find a keto meal at a restaurant, which stinks if you enjoy eating out. 

But with a little preparation, you can enjoy eating out without wrecking your diet progress. Here are five easy ways to do it:

Eat a bit ahead of time

This is the most important tip. Arriving hungry is a recipe for regret. Making sure you’re not starving is the best way to avoid bad choices. 

Choose the restaurant

Weigh in and choose a keto-friendly place. A sushi restaurant can be a good choice if you stick with sashimi and vegetables. You can also put together a keto meal relatively easily at a steakhouse. 

Plan ahead

Most restaurants post their menus online, so plan your meal in advance! In this way, you can eliminate bad choices associated with ordering on an empty stomach.

In some cases, you might luck out with ready-made, keto-friendly options. If not, though, you may find that you can cobble together a meal that meets your needs by ordering an appetizer and a side dish. For example, at a barbecue restaurant, order braised pork belly—hold the sauce—and a side of broccoli.

Come prepared

If you know your destination is not keto-friendly, pack key ingredients that will help you change that. Take along a low-carb wrap if going to a sandwich shop. Then you just order the fillings and assemble your own sandwich. Or, just eat sandwich fillings without bread. 

Bringing your own salad dressing or sauce is another great way to stick to your goals. Make sure you are carrying it in a container with a secure lid.

Give yourself a break

If all else fails, remember that one splurge won’t derail you completely. Denying yourself is much more likely to result in your spiraling out of control. So if you really want some pizza, eat a small slice. If dessert is your thing, split one with someone, or ask if you can sneak a bite.

Your diet shouldn’t keep you from enjoying an evening out with friends and loved ones. So follow our tips to make good choices while staying connected.

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4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Nutrition

The pandemic has kept us mostly at home for a year now, and your body probably hasn’t received it’s much-needed nutrition. According to a new study published in March 2021, you’re not alone. The study found that, on average, people gained 1.5 pounds per month from February to June 2020. It concluded that the weight gain was a result of a more sedentary stay-at-home life with an increase in snacking and overeating. If your diet has been more Uber Eats than uber-healthy lately, we’ve got some easy-to-implement tips to boost your nutrition. 

Note: These are general, common-sense tips. For a more detailed weight-loss or nutrition plan, it’s always best to consult a physician and/or registered dietitian.

4 Easy Ways to Eat Better 

Eat a salad 

One salad. Every day. Make it a side, or make it your meal. There are so many different types of salads, from leafy greens dressed simply with lemon juice, to Asian-inspired bowls with crunchy seeds and salty, umami-rich dressings. You’re bound to find one that you like. And the proliferation of mix-and-eat bagged salads in the grocery store means that making a salad need only take a minute or two.

Drink more water

You already knew you should be doing this, but are you? The absolute minimum should be eight cups a day, more if you drink caffeine or alcohol, or if it’s hot out. Don’t like the flavor of water? Steep an herbal tea bag in your bottle or squeeze in some citrus for a refreshing twist.

Try new produce

Stuck in a rut? Make a point of trying a new fruit or vegetable a couple times a month. International grocery stores are a good place to find something new to you. You might find a new winner.

Eat fewer animal products

Commit to eating a plant-based meal once a week. Use it as an opportunity to try new recipes and ingredients. Swapping out chicken for chickpeas reduces your carbon footprint, saves money and calories and ups your intake of fiber. You can eat that burger tomorrow.

These are small changes but they can add up in a big way. Following them will help increase your energy level, improve your digestive health, & overall boost your nutrition! Make 2022 your healthiest year yet.

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