Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Binge Watch a New TV ShowCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Binge Watch a New TV Show

By Emma L. Wells. Updated by Mary DeMaio

Who doesn’t love a good day of binge watching TV, especially when there’s someone to snuggle with? This weekend, you can stay in and try something new. Find a show that you and your partner haven’t seen before (but that you both are interested in), and dive in. With so many series available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Hulu or Hulu Plus, this shouldn’t be a hard date idea to pull off. All of these options offer free trials, so you don’t have to fret if you don’t have a membership. A great piece of dating advice is to load up your couch with blankets and pillows (maybe you want to take it a step further and build a fort), pop some popcorn, and prepare to relax.

Follow this relationship advice for a low-key date idea.

Think you’ve seen every series already? Even if you watch a lot of television, you probably haven’t seen everything. Go back to the beginning of SNL on Netflix, or pick up something that aired before you were born. Perhaps you’re more interested in a newly-released Netflix or Amazon Original Series, like House of Cards or Transparent. Following this relationship advice will not only amuse you, but it’ll help you see if your entertainment preferences are compatible.

Don’t forget about the snacks! You and your partner can put a buffet together by each bringing your favorite tasty treats to share on this weekend date idea. Some essentials include flavored popcorn, candies like peanut M&Ms, pretzels, or chips and dip. Make sure you have a few healthy options, too – maybe a fresh fruit salad or vegetable platter. If neither of you are prone to snacking, you can order take-out instead. Pizza and beer go great with a Friends marathon!

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If you need a break from staring at the small screen, head to the kitchen and see what you can cook with the ingredients you have. Make a meal together like breakfast for dinner: eggs, bacon, and toast; or go Italian with a pasta dish. These meals are all easy to whip up with items that are usually in your refrigerator or pantry. It’s also a fun way to connect with your partner.

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To make this date idea even more exciting, play a game based on the show you chose. For instance, if you are watching something suspenseful like CSI or Lost, try to guess how each episode will end. Predict the outcome, or bet on who the killer is. You can even pick a prize: Winner gets the last chocolate chip cookie!

Ever had a binge watching session with your significant other? Comment below!