After living together for years, date night is still important for me. You get into a routine of just coming home from work and cooking, cleaning, watching tv or whatever else. We started to miss the “fun” of dating so once a month we arrange a night out, get dressed up, no friends, no family and take it in turns to decide where to go. We would love to make it a weekly event but between work and other stuff we really are too busy so we try to take a shorter time out weekly – go for coffee or dinner – plus a real night out weekly would blow the budget and make it less fun.
A report released by the National Marriage Project found that couples who manage to devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates compared to couples who do not devote as much couple time to one another.
Date night helps by
- A date night is an opportunity to communicate, and this communication may help couples “deepen their understanding of one another and the relationship.
- Date nights are valuable for their novelty (another reason too many don’t help as much).
- Date nights may strengthen or rekindle that romantic spark that can be helpful in sustaining the fires of love over the long haul.
- Date nights may strengthen a couple’s sense of commitment to one another (this is why we take it in turns to choose what to do).
- Date nights are a way to relieve stress.
So making that time for yourself can help save your relationship before you have problems.
Enter to win a date night
The winner of the Starbucks gift card has been announced but we have something else to giveaway to help you enjoy a date night! We have a Cineplex Night Out voucher to give away which includes admission for two adults, two drinks and a popcorn.
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