How to Have a Date Night With Your Spouse?
Keep Your Marriage Fun! Have Date Night Every Week
the joys of being married. In a compatible marriage, most days have its perks.
You have a sense of belonging and security. Life will most likely find a way to
create day-to-day patterns and repetition for many of us. Kids will add a whole
different spin on married life, making things no longer just about the two of
you. Sometimes with our hectic family lives it's hard to rekindle the fun
feelings we had when we first starting dating our spouse. Sometimes married
couples get into petty arguments and get on each other's nerves. All too often
the romance that was once so vibrant comes to a crashing halt. This is why it is
crucial to find the right way to enjoy being with your spouse and making at
least one evening a week a date night. But how do we do that if we have kids
and/or strained financial capabilities? The solution may surprise you, and
having your date may be easier and more affordable than you think.
Laying the Groundwork for Your Date Night
a day of the week that works best for you and your spouse. It doesn't have to be
a weekend day. If you are a couple on a budget, it can benefit you to chose a
weekday date night. Many restaurants have lower-priced weekday menu options, and
many movie theaters run weekday movie ticket price specials as well. Using
coupons can help save money too and there are plenty of deals on the internet at
sites such as coupons.com or couponcabin.com. There are tons of coupons and
discounts for almost anything to eat or do, so be vigilant for these offers and
discounts. If you have young kids and are struggling to find a reliable and
affordable sitter, there is a great website called care.com that could help you
find the right match for you and your children. Once you have the day chosen,
your budget set, and your child care situation figured out, it is time for the
next part of preparing your well-deserved fun evening.
Choosing the "Meal and Activity"
couples have the desire to do something or go somewhere together, but are often
indecisive about what to do or where to go so they fall into the same boring old
routines together. There should be two elements to a successfully put together
date night, going somewhere to eat/drink and doing some kind of social activity.
For example, there's the classic "dinner and a movie" combo, or "burgers and
bowling". But there can be so many other creative and budget-conscious ideas
than just your typical run-of-the-mill kind of date options. If you want to add
a little more spice to the marriage, try going out shopping for sexy lingerie,
then going out to eat, but just ordering wine and deserts. If the kids aren't
home, make sure the lingerie gets put to its intended use! If you are trying to
simply just have a little more fun together, try doing a trivia or karaoke night
at a local pub that serves food and drinks. Many times bars or pubs will have
free live entertainment or a DJ. Local comedy clubs are another popular choice
for a fun date spot. Nowadays there are even family fun centers that have bars,
restaurants and giant arcades that adults can play in too. If you are looking to
be more active together, bowling or laser-tag may be a great choice. Going out
dancing is also a great way to have fun and moving as well. If you have very
little money to spend, getting coffees and browsing through a Barnes & Noble
store can be just as fun as anything else. You could also try going for a
romantic evening walk or enjoying Chinese take-out at a romantic outdoor spot.
The key is to just find something enjoyable that you will each have fun doing
and that will rekindle some spark back into your lives. For more ideas on what
to do on your date night, check your local newspaper for events that are
happening around your area. It is important to step out of your comfort zone
from time to time and try new things.
Making it Happen
you have your date night all planned out, the last thing left to do is to go out
and enjoy yourselves. Dressing up and looking your best is the cherry on top of
the date night sundae. It is also a fun idea to be a little more flirty with
your spouse and bring out the fun, playful, youthful side of your relationship.
Surprising your spouse with a sexy French kiss or sending a naughty text message
from across the dinner table can liven the mood right up. The main reason
couples need to spend quality time together is to keep the intimacy from
fizzling away, and once date night becomes a weekly routine, staying connected
and intimate seems so easy and natural. You will also continue to make new fun
memories about being with the person who you fell in love with, and life won't
seem so "boring" or "routine" anymore.
So keep your marriage fun, and have at least one
"date night" every week!
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