The notion of scheduling a regular date night with your partner may seem a little strange at first. After all, you see each other all the time, why would you need to set aside time for something that seems, well, a little trivial in comparison to all the other important stuff you need to do?
At Date Night Ideas, we get this question all the time. Here is why we believe date night should be a priority for every couple who wants to keep the romance alive in their relationship:
IT OPENS COMMUNICATION CHANNELS
You may think you’re communicating with your partner – after all, you just discussed the water bill and your weekend schedule this morning – but the rigours and stresses of our daily lives often get in the way of a true, honest conversation of where you’re at in your relationship. A Date Night provides the opportunity to set aside the ordinary topics of conversation and delve a little deeper to get to the core of what your partner needs.
IT GETS YOU OUT OF THAT DREADED RUT
It’s very easy to fall into a leisure time rut as a couple. Before you know it, you’re spending all your time traipsing the mall or lying on the couch, rather than making the time for novel activities. Date nights (or afternoons for that matter) provide the perfect opportunity to try something brand new!
IT REMINDS YOU WHY YOU GOT TOGETHER IN THE FIRST PLACE
Sometimes all you need to rekindle the spark in your relationship is to notice your partner as that same person that got your blood pumping all those years ago. Sure, both of you have a few more wrinkles and the thrill of the chase has long since worn off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the courtship all over again.
IT PUTS THE FOCUS ON RENEWED COMMITMENT
When you take the time to nurture your relationship, it cements the ‘we-ness’ element of your little crew. This core commitment to each other is invaluable in keeping the spark alive.
Dating is supposed to be fun. Kick off your shoes, let down your hair and pursue those crazy activities you always though were out of your league. The trick is to let go of your limiting expectations of yourself and run where angels fear to tread!
There you have it – five reasons why you should make date night a priority. Keep an eye out for more informative articles on keeping things fresh and exciting in your relationship!
- Written by Anna-Bet Stemmet