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Brrrr! Baby, it's cold outside. This winter, find unique ways to keep warm with the one you love. To get your juices flowing, here are a few winter date ideas, just for the love of it!
Take a Class
Learning something new together is a great way to build and maintain your relationship. Look up classes being offered to the public at your local community center, university or college, or any other venue that might be offering a class you may be interested in. For example, you may want to check with a nearby arts & crafts store (you may find a pottery seminar or model airplane building workshop), gourmet restaurant (many times, gourmet restaurants offer cooking classes in the morning), or sports complex (you could learn to play hockey together) to see if anything peaks your interest. You could learn a new language, become competent in web design, perfect your dodgeball abilities, or familiarize yourself in the art of poetry. Taking a class together can bring you closer as a couple and give you something to do for a day or even a few weeks.
Get Warm in Water
Look up indoor pools in your area and go swimming. You could check out your local community center (ex: YMCA) or even a hotel nearby. Pools are usually pretty empty in the winter, so you never know, you may have the pool all to yourselves!
Get bundled up in your cutest snow gear, buy some intertubes, and spend the day flying down a steep hill with your partner. Better yet, if you live within driving distance of a ski resort that offers tubing as an option, go there. The excitement that you will experience and the mishaps that will likely occur will leave you with a few good stories to share with others down the road. When you're done, split a warm hot chocolate (maybe with a little Bailey's?) and reminisce about your adventurous day together.
Rent a Romantic Movie
Snuggle up on the couch and watch your favorite romantic movie. The Notebook, Casablanca, & P.S. I Love You are all great choices. Click HERE to see all of my favorite romantic movies.
Build a Snowman
Low on cash? If you live in a snowy environment, occupy yourselves by building a snowman (or snow-woman) together. Hey, you could even have a playful snowball fight with your partner.
- First, individuals believe that they own their private information about themselves.
- Second, individuals therefore believe that they have the right to control whether or not the information is shared with others.
- Third, individuals use privacy rules that they have developed to decide whether they will open a privacy boundary (i.e. share the information) or keep the boundary closed (i.e. not share the information).
- The fourth principle states that when individuals share their private information with others, those other people become shareholders of that information. It is assumed that these new owners of the private information will also follow privacy rules that were developed by one or both people.
- The last principle is concerned with what happens when rules are broken. Specifically, when a problem occurs (e.g. the privacy rules are broken), individuals may begin to not trust the person they shared information with. This could subsequently lead to suspicion or uncertainty when deciding whether to share information with this individual again in the future.
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