Date Night Tips
What’s the Big Deal About Date Night? In the beginning, most couples have no trouble to sticking with a weekly date night. It’s a great way to go out and do fun stuff together — as a couple. It’s time to get out of the house and break the routine a bit. However, time marches
What’s the Big Deal About Date Night?
In the beginning, most couples have no trouble to sticking with a weekly
date night. It’s a great way to go out and do fun stuff together — as a
couple. It’s time to get out of the house and break the routine a bit.
However, time marches on. Children come into the picture. Budgets get
strained. Economies tumble. The weekly ritual of date night takes a
backseat to diaper duty, PTA meetings, and extra shifts at work. Then the
marriage starts to crumble bit by bit. Is all this really the result of no
longer having date night? It could be. Date night is more important than
many couples realize on the surface. But why is it so important?
Date Night Helps You Stay Connected
We live in an amazingly connected world. We have laptops, mobile phones,
tablet devices, instant messages, Facebook status reports, Twitter feeds
and countless other methods to stay connected on-the-go. With all that
connectivity, the human connection often gets lost in the mix. People
ignore the person sitting across the room in order to connect with someone
thousands of miles away they haven’t seen in fifteen years. Date night,
takes all that away and leaves the two of you alone to connect with one
another — no matter what else is going on in your worlds.
Allows You to Spend Time Together as Lovers
Date night is about being alone together. More importantly, it’s about
going out, away from the house (and the responsibilities that live in that
house) and spending time together as lovers. It’s a change to hold hands,
to have adult conversations, and to, dare I say it, FLIRT with one
another. It’s time to be man and woman rather than MOM and DAD. It’s
important because it helps you remember why the two of you fell in love in
the first place.
Forces You to Make Time for Each Other
One of the most important things you need to do, for the sake of your
marriage, is make time for each other. In putting your family first, which
is an admirable quality in any family, it’s very important to remember
that your spouse if your family too. He or she needs your time just as
much as each and every one of your children. Date night, gives you one
night, out of seven, to spend time together. It shouldn’t be too much to
ask — no matter how busy your lives become.
If you really want to maximize the effectiveness of date night, avoid
topics of conversation involving school, work, family, and calendars —
unless you’re discussing an upcoming romantic getaway that you’re both
excited about. Date night is your opportunity to rev up the romance engine
in your relationship. Don’t take it for granted.