Anyone want to share to keep that special spark alive?
We love date nights!!
My favourite type of date night is planning a delicious meal that we can make together with some wine and chit chat. It sounds kinda boring but we really love cooking together!
Other than that, anythign for us to do "just us"...trying out a new restaurant, rollerblading in the summer, even just going for a drive... we are constantly so busy with family and friends all.the.time that we don't get too many opportunities to hang out with just the 2 of us!!!
We don't really do many date nights for just the 2 of us. We do stuff with other couples a lot though. We go to dinner or have dinner at home or at friends and we play cards, go bowling, ride go-carts, play mini-golf, play wii, etc.
miss_em...we are constantly so busy with family and friends all.the.time that we don't get too many opportunities to hang out with just the 2 of us!!! TOTALLY relate, its like crazy for us to find ONE day to ourselves...
We love to go out and try new places to eat... One of my favorite things is to get dressed up for eachother... even if its just heels for me or a button down for him for dinner... it really makes me excited to spend time with him :)
We also like cooking in (making a big deal dinner for one another) and then eating in the candle lite... then after we flop on the couch with drinks and movies... perfecto :)
miss_em and soon2BMRStip....Gosh I understand about not getting that much time to hang out!!! We work COMPLETELY different schedules, and we only get to see each other 2 times a week. We basically pass in the night :-)! DH would get home around 3am or 4am and I would wake up at 6am to leave for work while he was sleeping..On the days off that we did have together we would rather spend it at home cooking a meal and having a couple of drinks.
We just went out last Saturday night--totally impromptu--to a little diner and then to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. That casual little evening did WONDERS for us...there's just something about going out with your man--it totally re-ignites the spark, don't you think?
I think so too wildfirej29!! It is crazy but sometimes when we go out to a movie, it makes me get that first date feeling again.
going to the movies with FI does the same for me. we don't miss many evenings together, we always hang out at home and work on projects around the house. we visit family and friends some weekends. we have smilar work schedules except i get home later than he does so he always takes care of dinner for us.
when i work at night or on saturdays, i dread leaving him in bed. but sometimes i have to work off hours.
we usually do dinner and movies, but tonight we went to a comedy club to see one of our favorite stand up comics and laughed so hard that we cried! (and i actually lost a contact lens!!!) it was so fun to do something different that we don't do very often :)
Just going to dinner to be able to sit down, face-to-face, and just talk to each other for a while is fine with me!!!
go to wineries and to wine tasting......
DH and I had gotten into a rut. We would hang out around the house a lot and watch TV. We sat down a few weeks ago and ripped up a bunch of paper. We each took half and wrote activities on them that we wanted to do together, throwing them into a date basket. We promised each other that we would do all of them before the school year starts again (We're both teachers). So far, it's made a difference. Every time that we have had a free afternoon or weekend day/night, we've reached into the basket and completed one. It's getting us into a good habit. So far, we've:
- gone to the drive-in and sat in front with our camping chairs
- Gone on a bike ride around Golden Gate Park and had a picnic
- Gone "fishing" together - (He fished from the boat while I went along and read a book)
- Bought new yard tools and worked on the yard together
- Gone to Costco and made a meal out of the samples, leaving without buying a thing
- Played bocce ball
- playing catch at the park
- making up a dance together
- go to the arcade
- go to the shooting range
- borrow a friend's Wii for a night
- Go to the beach
- Rent a movie in Spanish and speak only Spanish for a night
- Choose a local town we've both never been to randomly on a map and explore
- Camp in the backyard
- Go to the library and read together
- Wash and wax the cars together
- Go to the Dollar store and buy the best present possible for each other for $5
The greatest part is that we will both be doing activities that we know the other person really likes. It freed me to ask him to do the stupid romantic stuff. We also discovered some overlap of interests that we never knew we both had.
pinkgerbers, so stickin cute! Love that idea!
go to a stand up comedy!
pinkgerbers - awesome ideas!
OK the dollar store idea is super cute! I don;t know if my hubby will do that... LOL
Ohhhhh the dollar store does sound like fun!!!!! I want to try that!!!!
I love date night!
We try to do something at least once a week. Wether is going to the movies, having dinner or bowling. I think its a great way to have fun with your DH.
Lately, our date nights seem to just be us going to the gym. Which really is okay with me because I love having his support and I love challenging him. Now that they have the badminton nets set up at our gym we have been having a blast spending a few hours playing badminton. We also do a lot of trail riding, because honestly if we have some time and it's nice out I would rather be hitting a trail then going out for dinner. We are outdoorsy people and I love doing this kind of thing with him!
We actually just booked our first real trip together (so far all we've done is go visit his parents, which I don't classify as a trip) and we never had a honeymoon so we are going to the mountains to do some riding and are staying in a chalet. That is the perfect getaway/date weekend for me!