When was the last time you went out on a date with your spouse or significant other? I mean it was like the other week, maybe, I’m not sure. K and I don’t have kids so every night is date night, right? Not really. We get in such a funk sometimes. Tired after work and let’s just order take out and watch Netflix. To some people that might be date night but for us it isn’t. We sit on opposite ends of the couch, play on our phones, and continue binge watching a show. Neither of us has put any effort into and it is easy.
Date night looks different for everyone. Take out and Netflix could be date nights for us, if we would sit next to each other, pick out a movie or documentary we both want to see, and put away the phone. We need to make more effort to do those types of things. You can lose the connection with your SO if you don’t make an effort to spend quality time with each other. Life gets in the way, I get it, but you have to make it a priority.
Where do people look for date night options? Why does it have to be date night? How about date day? Or Date morning? Am I making these things up?
In our area, we are lucky to have so many places to look up local events. Here are a few:
Our Valley Events – This is a great website because it is a blog with great information! One of my favorite things they post is ‘5 things To Do This Weekend’
Huntsville CVB – This is all things Huntsville! It is way more than just events, get to know Huntsville.
Eventful– There’s a lot on here and it is separated by categories for easy finding!
Downtown Hutnsville – They focus more on the events that are going on downtown. There’s a lot going on!
Rocket City Mom – Rocket City Mom posts family friendly events. They are awesome about posting things that are FREE! Date night doesn’t have to cost money!
I Heart HSV – this website I just found while writing this. It is organized very well and if you heart HSV, this is a place for you to check out.
Local TV and Radio stations also have events boards that are great to check out. Church websites, Facebook events, Craigslist, and local university calendars are another place to look.
Don’t see anything that you two would like to do together? How about a day trip? Easy close places to go are: Birmingham, Nashville, Florence/Muscle Shoals, Chattanooga, Guntersville, Cathedral Caverns in Grant, Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, TN, or Desoto State Park Fort Payne. All of these places are within an hour and a half of Huntsville. There is so much to do around us.
Still nothing? Do you like the outdoors? I do if it means drinking on a patio somewhere. Monte Sano has great trails for hiking, there are some great places to rent boats or go kayaking near here. Now I don’t know where because that goes beyond my patio drinking but if you are interested I can look up more info. I have lots of friends who are ‘outdoorsy’; thankfully they don’t ask me to go often!
Need something really simple for date night? Here are a few more ideas that might be your speed:
Read a book together
Play a sport
Have game night
Play trivia at a restaurant
Go through photo albums
Test drive cars
Play truth or dare
Cook dinner together
People watch at Wal-Mart
What are your date night ideas? We always need more to get out of a funk. Make time to date your spouse/significant other. It is important for your relationship to stay connected. My goal is to have a real date night/day/morning at least once a week.