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Making Time For Each Other: The Importance of Date Nights

Sarah Davis

We all know, or at least have been told, that date nights with your special someone are important. We also know too well that it can be difficult to find the time and energy to focus on your relationship in the midst of our busy lives. School and sports drop-offs, haircut and dentist appointments, shopping mall drop-offs. Let's face it, you're essentially an Uber driver. Setting aside dedicated time for date nights is a great way to ensure that you and your partner are prioritizing each other. Date nights provide an opportunity to reconnect with one another and take some much-needed adult time away from the kiddos. Who knows, you may even get lucky, whatever that means. 😊

Date nights are not only a fun and enjoyable way to spend time with your special someone, but they are also an important part of a healthy and strong relationship. They allow couples to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and focus on each other. Research shows that couples who dedicate time for date nights tend to have more satisfying and long-lasting relationships. In a 50/50 world (divorce rate), maybe blocking off some time for a date isn't the worst idea (in jest, kind of.)

During a date night, couples can engage in activities that promote bonding and intimacy, such as trying new restaurants, going to a concert, attending a comedy show, or participating in a fun activity like mini golf or bowling. Heck, you could find a hole-in-the-wall bar and drink a couple of beers together, just like the good old days! These experiences provide a sense of novelty, excitement, and adventure that can reignite the passion and romance in a relationship.

It's important to note that date nights don't have to be expensive or elaborate. Even a simple picnic in the park or watching a movie at home can create the same sense of connection and intimacy as a fancy night out. The key is to make an effort to prioritize your relationship and spend quality time with your partner.

In reality, date nights can and should act as a type of "glue" in a healthy relationship. They don't need to be elaborate or expensive. Start small by thinking of dates in terms of "movie" or "dinner" rather than something that you saw on the 20th season of The Bachelor. But remember, these date nights don't book themselves, so be sure to make them a priority. Happy dating and don't forget the breath mints!