Saturday, January 22, 2011

Date Night Tips

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Date nights have been suggested by marriage counselors and therapists for years now.  Never before has date night been so heavily pushed until now.  Today, it is just really hard to be able to stop your hectic lifestyle and have a date night.  Here are a few tips that will make it easier on you and make you commit to spending some time together each night.  For those of you who have children, find a babysitter who will commit to one night a week for the evening and then just have them show up at say 7pm.  When she shows up to watch the kids, you are instantly committed to following through with your plans. 

Here are a few tips to help you out:

Get out of the house: The house is where the kids are and it’s really not a date night if the kids around.  Also, the house reminds of you of your hectic life and numerous responsibilities.No movies or other forms of entertainment that keeps you from seeing each other:  Date night is all about the two of you.  If you go to a movie or theater show you are both facing the same direction and you are not focused on each other.  Find activities that allow you to focus on each other such as dancing, putt-putt golf or even go-kart racing.  Anything that will bring you together and allow you to connect.Don’t invite anyone to come with you, meet you or put yourself in a situation where you have to socialize:  Date night is all about connecting with each other and not other people.  Don’t go on a double date or go to a party or event.  Go to dinner alone and spend the time together.Schedule at least 2 hours:  A real date takes longer than one hour.  Make sure the babysitter knows that it might be all evening and for several hours.  Two hours will give you at least a good sit-down dinner and perhaps another activity such as a walk or just sit and talk.Get Creative: Get creative with date night.  Don’t do the same thing every week or it will just become boring.  Try to make date night activities different each week.

If you do opt to stay in the house, be sure that the kids are gone for the weekend and that all of your house responsibilities are taken care of.  Then spend the whole weekend naked in bed! 

Posted by Valerie on Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 at 8:38 pm.

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