Looking for tried and true marriage advice? Read on for easy tips on how to make date night happen.
Date night is often a forgotten ritual once you’re married. I would argue that it’s more important than ever, once you’re married. It’s easy to want to spend time together when you’re first dating or just falling in love.
What’s more challenging is carving out time together once you’re married, with a job (or two), and kids.
Here is some great marriage advice on how to make date night happen.
Make dates with each other a priority by planning ahead and making sure you have nothing that is going to get in the way of your plans.
Set time aside at least once a week to relax and touch base.
I’ve heard from couples who have celebrated their 15th anniversary that they go on date night (at least) once a month.
Make it a priority by leaving money in the budget for occasional babysitting.
Get out AT LEAST once a month. Even if it’s only McDonald’s cheeseburgers…it’s still a date!
Whether it’s a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly date night, schedule it. It gives you time together without any other distractions and keeps you strong as a couple.
For example, make dates with your husband a priority by having one Saturday a month a “just us” night.
Make it mandatory
I strongly believe that every couple should have a date night. It gives you time to connect and renew your love for each other. Once you make time by scheduling it, no backing out!
Set a reasonable expectation
The only expectation you should have is that the two of you will be spending time alone. Other than that, the sky is the limit. If you get roses, chocolates, or a fancy restaurant, that’s just a bonus!
Make it a priority
Ensure you get a date night by remembering that it strengthens your communication and bond. It is a necessary indulgence.
No matter how busy and how many plans you have individually, as a couple, or as a family, always make time to do lunch or have dinner together.
Go Sadie Hawkins’ style
Remember those dances in middle (junior) and high school when the girl asked the boy? Make a note on your to do list. Better yet, say this out loud – “I’ll ask him out on a date right now.”
Remember your “why”
Date night reminds you that you need to let the world disappear for just a second and focus on just “us.”
What is YOUR best marriage advice for making date night happen?