When you think of “dating,” you usually think of fun filled long talks, throbbing hearts, and bouquets of flowers. But who says all that has to stop after engagement—or after marriage, for that matter?
The media paints life after marriage as boring, but we married people know better. That spark absolutely does not have to go out once you say “I Do!”
Want to keep your romance fiery and fresh after the wedding cake has been eaten and the thank-you notes delivered? Here are some great ways to date your spouse!
1. Make Time… No Matter What
The first step to dating your spouse is commitment. After all, commitment is what marriage is about! So commit to do something fun with each other regularly.
2. Have Good Talks
Communication, along with sex and money, is one of the top three reasons that marriages go south. Creating space for communication is important!
Dates are the perfect opportunity for you and your spouse to connect. Spend time talking so you can keep acquainted and stay in touch with each other’s lives!
3. Make Errands into Dates
Doing errands isn’t ideal for regular date nights, but it is great for days when you don’t have time to just relax together, and it’s also cheap.
4. Be OK with Cheap
A common misconception is that quality romance has to be expensive. Let’s throw out that idea right now. Sure, you may not be able to afford bouquets of roses and diamond jewelry, but handmade notes and picnic dinners can be just as sweet!
If you’re OK with dating cheap and don’t judge the quality of the experience by the cost, you can have a ton of fun doing things like going to the bookstore or exploring a public park.
5. Be Sexy
You don’t want to be tempting before you get married and then let the flame go out once the wedding license is singed. This is the time to ramp it up and make your dates sizzle!
Husband and I went to go see Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie. Great movie, but after the flick…we passed by this cut little setting area that seemed perfect for taking photos.
We had such a fun little 30 minutes taking these pics! We laughed, talked and just acted like goofy kids.
6. Do Overnight Dates
Book a cute little house a few hours away and spend a couple days away from the stresses of life!
There are so many great ways to do overnight dates. If you want to rekindle the romance of your early married days, why not go on a second honeymoon?
Dating your spouse is one of the best ways to keep your marriage strong and healthy! Maintain communication, spend time together, and keep your romance alive. There are few things in life that are more important than your relationship with your spouse, so take the time to let him or her know just how much you care.