Are you a couple who keeps pushing date night further and further into the calendar? It’s important for couples to have that time alone. Instead of putting it on the backburner, use these tips to make date night a priority.
Date night doesn’t have to take a back seat and these tips are living proof! Take the time to make your spouse feel wanted and loved by taking them out on a date at least once a month. There’s proof that shows that couples who take the time to date their mate, have a better chance at staying married.
Whether your job, the kids, or time has taken over your date night, reclaim the fun that you once had with your spouse by making date night a priority!
5 Tips for Making Date Night a Priority
1. Schedule in Advance
Instead of waiting until the last minute, try scheduling date night in advance. Pick a consistent time of the month to have a date night. As long as you and your spouse agree on the time, choosing a date in advance should be easy peasy!
I love to buy gift cards when my son’s school is selling them to put away for date nights. I put them in an envelope with the month written on them so that we can simply grab them on date night.
We’ve also gifted each other season tickets to the local theater here so we have a pre-planned, paid for date night already on the calendar. The only thing we have to think about is where to get dinner!
2. Choose a Backup Night
You know that one of the kids are bound to get sick or the babysitter is bound to have something going on. Choose a backup night for your date night. Just in case your regular date night gets cancelled, you’ll have something to help keep your date nights on track.
3. Make a Budget
A lot of couples make the excuse that they don’t have the money to go on dates. Make a budget prior to your date night, know exactly what you need to pay the babysitter, and what you have to spend on dinner or whatever else you decide to do.
4. Stay at Home
Date night doesn’t have to be expensive! And there are no rules that say you have to go out for a date night. It can be as simple as putting the kids to bed early, grabbing a bottle of wine and some dinner at home and enjoying a movie together.
You can even order pizza or order food from your favorite restaurant. If you don’t have access to a sitter, this is a great way to make date night a priority. And don’t forget dessert!
Take the time to look nice and dress up for each other as well. It’s always nice to see the person you love all spiffed up.
5. Take Turns Planning
Date night is no fun when one spouse has to do all of the planning. Take the time to take turns planning a date night. It’s so much fun to see what the other person comes up with.
Date night will become a priority when you both get excited about the time you’re about to spend together. Make it a contest to see who can create the most memorable date night.
Remember that it’s about making memories between the two of you!