What would be your definition of a “date night”?
- Wiktionary defines it as: An Opportunity for a Married Couple, especially ones with children, to go out on a Date.
I just see it as a planned occurrence, which couples try to abide by, once they find they don’t have time for each other any more. It doesn’t matter if you are married, or have children.. “Date Night” is about enjoying your partner.
My husband and I declared every other Tuesday to be our “Date Night” and tried to set some guidelines, general rules for our activities. “Date Night” couldn’t be about watching television, or eating Mac and Cheese. It couldn’t be about taking care of chores we have been putting off, or about whittling down our to-do list. It had to be cost effective, something we both wanted to do, but planned each time by one of us.
We spent our first few “Date Nights” trying to plan exciting new adventures, outdoing each previous date night. Preparing for “Date Night” became a stressful event. We’d apologize to each other if we hadn’t planned something to top the last time we had gone out. It wasn’t simple enough.
Then we realized… Hey, we miss each other. It doesn’t matter if we just sit on the couch, watch a movie and eat our favorite comfort foods… or if we spend a night in a cooking class at the Chopping Block. We just needed to pay attention to each other for a night. We can plan something together, we don’t have to plan anything at all… we only need each other.
So we thought we’d make it easier for you to do the same. Give you some ideas; some recipes for comfort food, a link to one of our favorite restaurants, discounts to a great movie.