One of the many things we decided to do was to commit ourselves to one date a week. Sounds like such a big undertaking, right? Especially with kids. But we decided to redefine “date”; that way, dating as a married couple every week is easily done.
What we’ve committed to this year is that it doesn’t have to be. So far, our dates have been:
- Dessert on the couch staring at each other and sharing our feelings
- A movie with friends
- A dinner with friends
- Walking around after having coffee on a particularly warm afternoon
- Going to the book store and purchasing books together and eating soup
- And my personal favorite so far ( a surprise date on New Year’s Eve), swapping books over dessert and then heading into a late movie
All of these have been easy, not time consuming, and, surprisingly, incredibly romantic. Most importantly, all of them have forced us to sketch out more time for each other, doing things without pressure.
We have no plans to stop dating every week. For now, I think not having an end date just makes everything a little more special.
Would you try a date a week? I feel like this would be a great experience gift to give to the one you love.