Everyone knows that I’m a big promoter of date night. Especially with my giveaways. I just believe that it’s important to have time together alone with your spouse. :) But I don’t want to give anyone the idea that your time together has to be epic enough to be given the “date night” title. Date night shouldn’t feel pressured.
All quality time is important! And in some life circumstances, we have to take what we can get, right?! However, I do believe that when you give your time together a label of “date night” it makes it different from the other nights you spend together. It gives it slightly more importance I think. And even though you can look forward to being together at any time, planning a date night ahead of time can give you something to look forward to even more.
Spend it wisely
In the beginning of our marriage, I used to call every night we spent time together a “date night” haha. Which is fine, but I think using it so much diminished some of its specialness. So I think it’s all about balancing it; making sure you are spending a fair amount of time alone together, but then occasionally making an extra effort to have that time together be a little more special; something that you actually get yourself ready for and look decent, haha. #nosweatpants
Classify what a “date night” means for your own relationship. You don’t have to compare it to anyone else’s definition, necessarily. You might consider going to the grocery store together a date night while others don’t. It’s fine! As long as your time together is meaningful to you, that’s what matters. My only suggestion is that to avoid complacency and to keep it interesting, make your kinds of “date nights” a little extra special every once in awhile. :)