A friend of mine got married last summer and every month makes sure her and the other half celebrate their ‘monthiversary.’ Whether it be meeting for a quick drink after work, dining on a slap up meal or skedaddling down to the cinema they regularly take time out of their busy routines to mark the occasion with a night reminiscent of the early months of dating.
James and I are lucky to spend the main bulk of our fairly limited free-time socialising, however it’s probably fair to say ‘date night’ isn’t much of a regular occurrence in our house. In fact we spend so much time with other folks until we went on our megamoon we hadn’t even been on holiday on our own! Aside from short city breaks we’d never managed to break away just the two of us. Spending time together as a couple was one of the many reasons our trip to South Africa was one of the best holidays ever, though we’ll bypass the fact we spent some of the honeymoon at a wedding with a whole gaggle of people from back home.
As with most relationships, it’s different strokes for different folks. We do make sure we make time for each other; more recently we’re cooking together as well as making sure we eat at the table so we can have a good old chinwag about our day. Once in a while it would be nice to escape from the mundane and have a quick drink together though!
With the promise of longer evenings and warmer days what better time to revisit the whole ‘date night’ thing. Yes, it’s not particularly spontaneous but with hectic schedules why not get the diary out and formalise some quality time together? It just can’t be this week, or next but there’s an opening in a couple of weeks…
So you lovely lot what do you get up to on date night? (No, not that you naughty little minxes). Where do you go? What activities do you do and how often do you get time together just the two of you? I’ve got a friend who is after second date ideas (and beyond hopefully) so hoping there are some great suggestions suitable for both.
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