When was your last “date night?”

April 1st, 2010 by admin in Intimacy, Relationship
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It might sound frivolous when people talk about needing a date night…but a little time carved out for you and your partner, can really make a difference.

Sometimes people don’t want to “schedule” a date.  They want it to happen organically, or romantically.  They want it to come about because they really want to spend time with their partner.  People sometimes say that scheduling a date feels forced.  But if we don’t schedule something, it might not happen…

A date doesn’t have to be expensive or super time consuming.  You don’t even need to leave your house.  What’s most important is that you are both participating and that you set the intention behind it.  Laying on the couch together at the end of a long day, isn’t necessarily “date night.”  However, choosing to cuddle on the couch while enjoying a movie or some take-out, might be your date night.  If you are intending to have a date, focus on connecting – emotionally, physically, intellectually, conversationally or sexually.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities, disconnected from your partner, or if your missing a little bit of that spark from those initial days of your relationship, have a date night.  And then, when you see how it benefits your relationship, make sure you schedule regular date nights.  Don’t think of it an extravagant thing you can only do once in a while, but rather an essential ingredient that will help keep your relationship fun, fresh and intimate.

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