Date Night Rules

This is my love.

Booty Slap - 640

Photo courtesy of the Fun, Cheap for Free Queen, Jordan.

Side note: How short am I?

 

We still hang out. Just about every night. More importantly, we still date. Every week.

Sometimes it is dinner:

Same side of the bench. #datenight
 

Maybe a movie:

Kettle corn. Star Trek. Date night. Yessssssss.
(I have to tell you that one of the best discoveries of my adult life has been that the movie theater at my house has kettle corn. It’s like a secret menu!)

 

Sometimes it’s hanging out with the food trucks downtown:

A hysterical string of events led us to discover #granaryrow last night. Live music, #umoca collections, awesome sunset, incredible meal from #littlebluebistro. And although the dessert course was lacking (had to go to Gourmandise for that), we will be ba
 

We love to check out local events happening in our community:

Such a fun date night tonight checking out #slcparadeofhomes. Love pretending we lived in each one. LOL Saturday the 17th is the last day!
 

Or we head to the water park and I risk my life on water slides:

Guess who got a sitter and hung out at the water park all night... these guys. And guess who is a total chicken on water slides... this girl. #ilikeliving #datenight
 

Basically, we just like to party like it is 1999!

Word.
 

Sometimes we just have a date night in with very specific rules (because I can get easily distracted).

Don’t miss the research at the bottom of the list on WHY date night rules!

Date Night Rules

  • No phones, iPads or computers.
  • So, obviously no social media.
  • No chores, doing dishes or cleaning up.
  • Which means take out for dinner.
  • Wait until the kids are sound asleep. One of us will put all the kids to bed while the other grabs dinner.
  • Been a long day and the whole fam needs take out? Pick up a little something extra for your date, like chips and dip or fancy desserts. Something that can be kept in the fridge until after the littles are in bed.
  • Snuggling is required if watching a movie.

 

Not into movies? Don’t have a sitter? Need to save a little cash? The Dating Divas have an awesome list of Stay-at-home Date Nights.

 

Don’t forget to date each other! It’s fun and it is important? Need a little research on why dating is still important?

The National Marriage Project (INCREDIBLE RESEARCH!) at the University of Virginia

Can date-night deals save your marriage? from The Washington Post

Date Nights Improve Marriage, Better Your Sex Life from The Inquisitr

Date Nights: They Make Your Marriage Work from Huffington Post

‘Date night’can improve marriage, sexual satisfaction from USA Today

 

 

Comments

  1. Giggles says

    Our exception to the no technology on a stay-at-home date night is when we are watching a movie and can’t figure out where we’ve seen an actor before and need to look it up.

    As two introverts, we love the quiet stay-at-home date nights. :)

  2. Whitney says

    1st. Your pictures at the top are hilarious. 2nd. We need to adopt your no phone/ipads tradition. 3rd. Are y’all coming for Christmas?!

    • Lindsey says

      I don’t think we have any plans to come out for Christmas. And let me know how going screen free pans out. We love it!