What is Date Night?
First, I want to state that the term Date Night I use to define quality time with my significant other. It does not have to be at night. You can have Date Night any day of the week and no matter the time. The most important thing is spending quality time while engaging in shared meaning. Every couple should carve out at least one day a week to have a Date Night. And it does not have to be long! Dedicating just a few hours, one day a week. Here are some Date Night Ideas that do not require much planning and time:
- Purchase a Date Night Subscription Box with The Date Box (which is my favorite thing to do, of course!)
- Take a walk or a hike together
- Go to a coffee shop and talk
- Cook a meal together at home
- Go to a museum or art exhibit
- Take a class together to learn something new
- Play a board game
- Grab your favorite snacks and blanket and head to a park
- Go to the gym or workout class together
Date Night is Important, Here are the Reasons Why:
Strengthens Connection: Spending quality time together without distractions guarantees to strengthen the connection between you and your partner. During the week, it could be challenging to give your significant other your full attention. With work, chores, kids, and our phones. Having Date Night allows you to check-in and focus on each other. And it is always helpful to put your phones away during the date as well. The less you are distracted the more it allows you to engage with your partner.
Communication: It gives you time to talk about your relationship. This is one of my favorite parts of Date Night! Date Night allows me to tune in to my partner's thoughts. And it gives us the time to reevaluate things going on in our lives and plan our next adventures together. Typically, this happens during our dinner dates. We sit, talk and unwind from all of the workweek stress. Having time alone allows you to check in about what is going right in the relationship and allows you to discuss anything you need to work on over the next week. Discussing this during a date night can make these discussions feel safe.
Fun: You get to have fun together. And that is what Date Night is all about. Having fun in relationships is very important for satisfaction. It helps to balance out all the stress and responsibility. If you can have multiple Date Nights a week, that is great! But all you need is one designated day a week, where you set a few hours aside to enjoy each other and to have fun. One thing I suggest to ensure that Date Night is a priority is to have a shared calendar where The date is highlighted on the calendar. My husband and I, every Sunday, take a few minutes to review our schedules for the upcoming week, determine which day and time would work best for our Date Night, and then book our reservations.