Date nights are important. As relationships morph from dating to marriage to children, roles and responsibilities change. Relationships that start with wine and passion quickly turn to spilled milk and chaos. Couples are exhausted and quickly fall asleep. Sex life? You mean risk having the kids hear you? Sex often vanishes as quickly as the laundry piles up.
A report released February 7, 2018, by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia proposes that, “date nights are an important way for couples to spend some much-needed time by themselves.” According to The Date Night Opportunity, “Couple time seems to foster more stable marriages,” and those “who devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely” than others “to enjoy high-quality relationships.”
It makes sense. People morph from the roles of girlfriend and boyfriend to husband and wife, and possibly mommy and daddy. Once you become a parent, you’re no longer the fun girlfriend or the crazy boyfriend. Date night has the potential to change your role for one night and provide the relationship with a much-needed, and well-deserved boost.
So why not change things up a bit. Instead of going out for sushi or lasagna, how about having someone come to your house and cook for you. Watch a movie in the comfort of your own home and have a delicious meal of your choice delivered directly to your family room. The choice of meal is entirely up to you. TableDot.com provides a plethora of main courses and side dishes to choose from. Dessert is also an option, and highly recommended for date night!
The process is simple, select the meal, sides, and/or dessert, then send the kids to visit friends or family and enjoy your date night in. Invite your spouse for a date in pajamas, or dress up, it really doesn’t matter. Candlelight, moonlight, or the light of the flat screen, it’s all irrelevant. Just a quiet evening home as girlfriend and boyfriend. Go ahead, you know you want to try it.