Date Night at Home with Wine and Movie
Date night can be one of the reasons couples are eager to get through the week to experience. A good definition of date night is “an occasion when two people go out together to have a very good time.” The key is married or in a relationship. Going out with just the two of you provides the opportunity to adjust, get to know each other again after a week of work, kids, problems, and just life in general.
Even if you have been married for fifty years or just a couple of months or your relationship is only three weeks old, date night needs to become a habit. Keeping the spark in your relationship equals going out together. Couples and dating surveys have found that 45 percent of couples don’t take advantage of that alone together night. Only 18 percent say they actually go out together without kids or friends once a month.
Low and very sad numbers. Every couple’s counselor recommends a night out on the town or a stay at home alone with your significant other. The trick is just the two of you. Family night at the movies does not count neither does that dinner with a group of friends. Date night means two of you, just you two.
Simplicity can be the key in finding ideas for date night. Do something fun. It could be just a bottle of wine and that reasonably priced Redbox movie that you have been dying to see. Get a babysitter if you have kids, snuggle on the couch and just enjoy being together.
Why Date Night
· Romance. Your relationships or marriage needs a once a week date night. There is a huge difference between just going out or going on a date. Date night is with your love. It’s a trip back to when you were getting to know each other. Make your time together meaningful. Hold hands and talk.
· Stop just doing. Date night means connecting with each other. It is not about getting things done. Put aside your chores and worries. Going out together means expressing affection and feeling close. Keep those difficult conversations for another time. Try turning off your phones. Being together on a date is the time to have your love’s undivided attention.
· Show commitment. Make someone else your priority.
· Enjoyment. Before obligations and kids got in the way, there was just two of you. You had fun, enjoyed each other and found different activities to keep the spark alive. Whatever happened to that stargazing activity you used to love? Do it again.
Make an effort to have a date night. Studies have proven that those who have couple time once a week are more likely to stay together, be happy in their marriages, and feel like they are a part of a twosome. Attitude is a great idea. What you do together isn’t important, having a candlelight dinner once a week is expensive, so just keep it simple. One couple used their date night as a time to sit together on a porch swing and just hold hands.