Photo Stories – Quick & Fun Date Night Idea – Love Vitamins for Relationships
Time: 2 minutes
Today, we are sharing a quick and easy – free, at home date night idea. Everyone likes to take pictures or see pictures that others have taken. Communicating with photos has two layers – the first: what the photographer perceives, and the second what the viewer conceived. This date night activity combines both of these ideas to play with your partner, get creative – and learn what kind of stories we tell ourselves.
Here’s how the activity works – Each person takes turns to click photos from your phone or camera to make a story in 2 minutes. So, if you are the storyteller first, your partner will have to leave the room and set a timer for 2 minutes. In that time, you’ll use your phone or something to click photos. These photos can be of yourself, or any objects as props around you. After 2 minutes your partner will come back into the room and look at your photos as a slideshow and try to narrate the story. Once they’re done, you’ll share what you had in mind. Then take some time to discuss the differences and similarities. When done, switch roles. Do this in parallel if you have different rooms available.
The point of this is to enforce that your partner is not the same person as you. Even though they might see the same things as you do, they interpret it differently. This is an exercise to appreciate each other’s creativity, and get to know their thought process a bit better. Depending on how much time you have to spend, you can deep dive on the “whys” and “hows”.
Remember to relax. This is not a competition. Focus on making a story using pictures and have fun. Feel free to change the rules above as you like. Play for a win-win scenario where everyone wins.
- You have 2 minutes
- Use selfies and things around you as props
- Click photos and share your story
For variations – limit to 5 or 10 photos instead of 2 minutes.
Things you need
🤳 A phone or camera to click photos with
⏱ Something to keep track of time.
Scheduled to release on Instagram @lovitalovevitmains – The story of “How you Octi-pie my mind”
1️⃣ This was a great activity to see your partner’s perspective. It’s very unlikely that both of you are going to have the exact same story or even something close to it. So this gives you an opportunity to see how your partner sees the world and how they interpret it versus how you do and then talk about it and get to know each other.
2️⃣ Introducing or reintroducing the idea of play. As we grow up and become adults, quote unquote, with responsibilities, it’s very easy to stop prioritizing the concept of play, but the role that it plays in our relationship is bringing back lightheartedness and re-introducing opportunities for you and your partner to connect with that same childlike enthusiasm. Curiosity and playfulness that you used to when you were a child.
Experiment with a few different variations of the rules and have fun. Let us know what you think about the date night activity in the comments below and share your story.