Scheduling at least a few dates a month is an excellent way to keep your connection a priority. And you don’t always have to go out. However, your at-home date night must be more than a few hours set aside—but something you put some thought and effort into.
- Both of you must be 100% unplugged.
- Ask grandma or grandpa or other friends and family to babysit at their house. Or schedule your date after the kids head to bed.
- If you don’t enjoy cooking, order in or buy from your local deli.
- If you watch a movie or one of your favorite TV shows—do something to make it more than just a regular night at home. Pop popcorn, dim the lights, make a fire, and snuggle up together on the couch.
- Set the tone for romance: light candles, set the mood with music, run a bath or head out to the jacuzzi, buy some new massage oils, pour a glass of wine, or anything you or your other half find to be romantic.
- Don’t always schedule your at-home date night, and set up a surprise night of time together.
- Do something fun together—cook, bake, a DIY craft, game night, etc.
- Write your other half a love letter, or take a few minutes to share the little things you love most about them.
- No matter how much you have to do at home or work, be fully present.
- Talk about your dreams and goals, both personal, professional, and goals as a couple.
Not every date will be romantic, and that’s ok. The most important thing is that you spend quality time together as a couple.