10 Date Ideas For When You're Still Kinda Mad At Your Partner by Carolyn Busa

This little article of mine originally published on someecards. Enjoy!

Fighting with your significant other becomes significantly less fun once the weekend hits. You want to keep the cold shoulder and passive aggressive texts going to prove you're right (DUH). But there's a part of you that wants to go on a date and try to enjoy each other's company again (GROSS). You had originally planned to try that new bar but their cocktails have things like lavender and mint sprigs in them which are way too sophisticated for the current childish state of your relationship. 

So, what do you do? 

1) Go to the Movies
The movies are the easiest way to go out as a couple without having to communicate. However, since you are still kinda mad, don't see anything too romantic or too scary or too cute. This is not the time for animated, speaking animals! Think documentary. Recommendations: For the Love of Spock, Chicken People, Rats

2) Art Museum 
You're not trying to get away from your sweetie, you're just exploring the museum at a faster pace! Plus, as long as you opt to purchase the headphones, you don't even have to talk to each other! If you're up for it, take a selfie together in front of some cool painting and heal your relationship with Instagram likes.

3) Perform at an Open Mic
Not quite ready to downward dog together at couples yoga? Why not try an open mic! Prepare your best 2-minute set on why you're right and your partner is wrong and let the insults fly!

4) Go to Ikea
If happy couples walk out of Ikea angry and confused then maybe slightly angry couples will walk out of Ikea renewed! If you don't need any cheap furniture or duvet covers try instead waiting in line at Shake Shack. Same results.

5) Attend a Community Theatre Production
There’s no need to shell out the big bucks for the Broadway tour: the cheesier the better! The awkward dialogue, sloppy scene changes and failed dreams will have you two smiling at each other again in no time.

6) Bowling 
Bowling provides the right amount of together time while also providing the right amount of time to talk shit on the other person behind their back. "Go get gutter rolling, LIAR!" 

7) Invite Both Your Parents Over for Dinner
You've been putting it off so why not get it over with when you're both in fragile states? You'll be too busy to fight as you spend all day cooking and cleaning the apartment and when your parents arrive they'll be too busy insulting all your life choices!  

8) Get Certified in CPR
We could all use a refresher course! Give the dummy tongue to really piss each other off. 

9) Explore the Relationship Section of a Barnes Noble
Enough with your problems! Read about others! Added challenge: Open the first Kama Sutra book you find. First person who laughs has to ask Customer Service where the bookmarks are.

10) a Salad Buffet
The two of you have have either not been eating or eating crappy for the past few days. Fiber up. Get your greens. This dinner isn't about romance. It's about survival.