Day 16: Institute “date night”

Ah, Nothing beats the joys of going out on the town with the one you love on your arm. One thing I love about going out on dates is the sheer romance of it–dressing up in an outfit so sexy it makes his head spin (see picture below), eating a meal that costs as much as a week’s worth of groceries, drinking a vintage bottle of wine dated back to my highschool days and gazing at each other through candlelight, falling in love all over again. Such a night is a perfect date for an old-fashioned girl like me and the thought alone makes me salivate!

Sexiest outfit, period.

Date nights are wonderful, but unfortunately, are sometimes only a fantasy for those of us married with children, on a budget, or just too darn busy. Coming from a girl who was on a serious date night dry spell, it really affects the romance level in your relationship and leaves you feeling resentful and sad. It’s important to remember that just because your serious, engaged, or married doesn’t mean you have to stop dating [well, not other people obviously). The act of dating [going out and having fun together] helps keep your friendship alive as well as the spark level in your relationship. And we all know the best romantic relationships are those where you are each other’s friend too. Dating also keeps you in tune with each other’s personalities and gives you the opportunity to learn even more about each other through uninterrupted conversation. [Free of Barking dogs, whiny kids, loud video games and mindless tv!]

So to revive the spark and laughter in my relationship, I proposed to my boyfriend the idea of a monthly date night, where we can go out on the town and experience all that is metro Washington, DC. (or just have fun outside of our little world, aka our apartment). So our new found tradition began yesterday with a dinner-movie date, which was just what the doctor ordered. We recovered deep conversation topics that had temporary disappeared and laughed, very hard.

We clean up nice don’t we? 🙂 So if you feel your relationship is losing that va-va-voom, start a date night with your love and stick to it. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, so be sure to strive for happiness in your relationship to ensure prime mental health!

If you are on a budget (like most of the world), here are some great websites to visit for cheap date ideas!

http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/relationship-issues/articles/cheap-date-ideas

http://dating.about.com/od/dateideas/a/frugaldateideas.htm

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Froseth1.html

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~ by therealnutritionist on January 17, 2010.

One Response to “Day 16: Institute “date night””

  1. Ey you could have used a better picture of me… Geesh!

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