Work and other responsibilities may keep you and your spouse apart often, but consistent, planned date nights can do wonders for your relationship, giving you time to communicate, discuss goals, resolve tensions, and keep your love alive and healthy!
Tired of your typical date night to a restaurant and a movie? Consider these suggestions to spice up your marriage. You’ll develop new hobbies and talents while you stay fit and keep the budget under control. Imagine going to a salsa dance class together on a Friday night instead of paying to go to a full-price movie. Instead of just holding hands while watching a screen and having little time to even talk to each other, you could be laughing and working as a team to learn a whole new set of dance moves together.
According to researchers, “in an experiment with long-married couples, those who were instructed to do something unfamiliar and exciting rather than their usual date night fare showed a significant increase in marital satisfaction and feelings of love.”
Here are a few ideas to help you spice up your date night:
- Tandem Bike Riding
Imagine all the coordination required that will help you work together in all aspects of your relationship.
- Get a Gym Pass Together
Help and encourage each other while lifting weights or tossing a medicine ball back and forth.
- Build a Garden
Plan what you want to plant, shop for the seeds, plant, water, harvest, and cook together with your new, fresh veggies.
- Go Horseback Riding
Make it a romantic get-away from the stresses of being a parent.
- Plan a Hike
Bring some healthy snacks and enjoy a sunset at the top of a beautiful mountain.
- Volunteer Together
Get those good-feeling vibes flowing at a local food bank or animal shelter.
Guaranteed, being more creative in planning special outings with your partner can help you stay active together, lower the cost, and up the romance. Date night is cheaper than therapy, much cheaper than divorce, and it is a whole lot more fun!