I think we’re all familiar with a traditional date night, and I think most would agree that it’s an important part of any marriage.
A nice date night with our spouse lets us reconnect and break the daily routine that many of us experience in our busy lives…especially when we have children in our home.
Ideally, we would all have a date night scheduled every week or two, and we’d experience a magical evening out on the town romancing our spouse like it was our first (too awkward) third date all over again.
We would enjoy an exquisite gourmet meal, some incredibly unique entertainment and a horse drawn carriage or something before ending the evening with passionate sexcapades under the stars.
What? Your last date night wasn’t like this? Applebee’s and Twilight? Not even in 3-D? And you had to rush home to get the babysitter back to her house before curfew?
Yes, we don’t live in a fantasy world, and this is the reality of date nights for many married couples. There are some great ways around this, including in-home date nights. If you’re interested in learning more about that, just sign up for the free Marriage Time newsletter and you’ll get a whole lesson on it.
However, for today’s post, I’d like you to turn your thoughts to what you can do before the sun sets…
Date Days: Not Just for Shift Workers Anymore
Time is precious, evenings are busy, babysitters are expensive and the same old dinner and a movie routine is becoming…well…routine.
Why don’t you think outside the evening hours for a bit and consider a romantic date day?
There are many ways to pull this off, but a few of my favorites involve making a weekday of it while the kids are in school, enjoying an awesome Saturday afternoon together while grandma has the kids or just taking a long lunch break if you are able.
If you don’t have kids, this is as simple as blocking out a Sunday afternoon and enjoying some time in the sun with your spouse.
The bottom line is that opening up your dating repertoire to daylight hours adds a whole new dimension to the quality time you can spend along with your spouse. And it adds enough flexibility to make great “dating” possible for most married couples!
The Movie Theater is Closed. What Do We Do?!?
If your date nights have become as predictable as a Chicago Cubs September losing streak (Go Cardinals!), you may be wondering what you would do during a date day. This is the best part!
When you take your dates solar, it opens up a whole new realm of ideas and experiences to enjoy with your husband, wife or fiance.
One of my favorite ideas is to do something that one spouse really enjoys, but the other would never do typically. Maybe he joins her at a day spa or she braves a weedy hike to his favorite fishing hole for an early morning excursion. Or you can certainly do something you both enjoy…daytime sex, perhaps?
Here are a few ideas to get you thinking of your next daytime date adventure:
- Wine tasting
- Picnic lunch
- A day baseball game
- Breakfast at a greasy spoon
- Day spa
- Art museum
- Breakfast in bed
- Sex in bed
- Sex out of bed
Of course, this is just a small sampling of the things you can doing on a date day. Use your imagination!
Do You Ever Have Date Days?
I’d love to hear from you on this topic!
What other ideas can you share for date days? Have you had a great daytime experience that you can share with the community in the comments?Photo by silver.and.gold