Go for a walk down an unexplored street in your neighborhood. This could give you both a chance to break the routine of normal dates and give you a change in scenery, maybe even get a little exercise.
Have a picnic. If there’s bad weather, set up inside with some blankets and pillows on the floor. This could be a fun experience because you could both show off your cooking talents or give you a chance to try something new. Maybe you could whip something up together.
Leave a special handwritten note for them somewhere they’ll find it just to remind them how much you care and to let them know some of the little things you love about them.
Stare into each other’s eyes for at least a minute. It might sound a little silly and you might not feel all that comfortable doing it but it has been scientifically proven that doing this releases chemicals in your brain that can make you feel more in love and connect you to your partner on an emotional level. If you can’t keep a straight face then this works too because at least you’re having a laugh with your significant other.
Reenact a favorite date night from your relationship. Most couples do the first date reenactment for an anniversary but not many do the favorite date thing. This one could be the date where you knew you were in love or the one where you had the most fun getting to know each other or even the recent one where you just loved the pizza at this place. No matter the rhyme or reason it could still be fun to revisit old memories.
Try to give each other a small special gift, a little something that says “I’m thinking of you” and it’s nice to show them that you are listening when they get all excited over a favorite TV show or even a childhood movie that they just adored or even a collection of their favorite candy bars.
Try to give them 10 compliments in a day. Give them genuine heartfelt compliments that really lets them know you pay attention to the little things and that you love so many things about them.
Time for the age old catching a sunrise or sunset. It might seem cheesy but sitting in silence with your partner might actually help you realize that if you can still feel something with them and no words are even said while watching something so beautiful, then maybe you might have something real. Real comfort doesn’t make you feel awkward or as if there is pressure to keep a conversation going.
Doing something for each other’s health could be a great way to try something new. Maybe cooking up a healthy dish together or trying a new workout can make you appreciate each other a little more or just get a kick out of how much your partner hates green leafy foods.
Go on a lunch date. Dinner doesn’t always have to be a go to thing or even a movie. Actually sitting around talking to your partner is an alternative to getting to know them a little better or actually getting to hear about how their day is going or for you to hear more about their friends and for you to talk about yours.
Revisit some old pictures from when you first started dating. It could be nice to see what dorks you both were and how awkward you were around each other in the beginning and now-a-days with us teenagers taking so many pictures and having them handy this one could be easy to do.
Play your favorite childhood board games. Maybe dedicate an entire day to just hanging around the house playing Shoots and Ladders, Operation, and Battleship or even some card games too. It could be fun to watch each other be taken back to your childhoods.
Wander around a local bookstore or library for new favorite reads. With the summer coming up there would actually be time to read some books that aren’t for school. Try to pick out a book for each other for a but of a challenge to prove how well you know each other.
Another cooking challenge. Try to whip something up from what you already have at the house. A new dessert might be concocted or maybe a new favorite snack.
Discover a new podcast that you could both listen to together. Maybe in the car or when you get a chance after school. It could be a challenge to find something not too lengthy that you both could enjoy but that’s the fun in it.
Make a list of your favorite traits of your partner. This is different from the special note from before because you had a chance to be poetic and adorable but now you have to name the little things that your partner may not know that you notice about them and how much you appreciate these little attributes and quirks.
Find an interesting documentary to watch together to not only do something for each other’s brain health but also to take a break from the usual RomCom.
Find a local non-profit to volunteer together. It’ll help with hours and also get to know how well your partner really works with others for a greater cause.
Have a double date with a couple of your friends or his friends that are in a relationship too. Pick a fun and interactive date like bowling or going to an arcade rather than the usual movie so you all can have a good together and make teams, couple against couple or mix up partners.
Make a time capsule of your relationship to open on a later date such as an anniversary. Fill it with pictures and little trinkets and memories from your time together.
It can be difficult to make all these happen in 20 days but you can stretch these out and try a number a weekend for the bigger challenges.