Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or a brand new one,
there’s no denying the importance of setting aside time for date nights.
This is especially true if both of you are busy with work, mortgages,
chores, kids, and life in general. Don’t underestimate the importance of
spending alone time with your partner because this time together can
make or break your relationship.
Before heading out on date night, you have to remember several golden
rules. First, promise each other that you won’t fight. You can leave
the bad mood at home to be dealt with tomorrow. Second, avoid all
unpleasantness at all costs. If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say
anything at all. Don’t bring up topics of conversation that will push
your partner over the edge, and don’t behave like a petulant child.
Lastly, be sure to do something interactive on date night. Running
errands and watching a movie don’t count. Invest time and effort into
doing something meaningful and having a heartfelt conversation with your
partner. Be sure to leave all distractions at the door. [Read: 12 real reasons why so many couples drift apart over time]
How to make date nights more fun
Once you have both agreed to abide by the three golden rules of date
night, plan a stellar evening that will be sure to blow both your minds.
Try to avoid doing things that you’ve done before. Spend some time
planning something interesting to keep things fresh and brand new. If
you’re stuck, here are some interesting ways that you can spice up date
#1 Pick each other up. Why not indulge in adult play
time and try to pick each other up? Head over to a bar separately, and
pretend like you’re meeting each other for the first time. Boys,
approach your lady, offer to buy her a drink, and see where the night
Ladies, accept his drink offer, and lead him on. You’ll definitely
get a kick out of acting like perfect strangers. You can create
backstories for your characters and even indulge in a naughty quickie in
the men’s room.
#2 Role play. Speaking of backstories, why not
tailor-make one especially for date night? You can create characters for
yourselves and act out the roles. For example, CIA spy Daniel York aids
CDC researcher Abigail Sway to find a cure for a viral outbreak, and
the only successful way to do it is to procreate.
Fancy an abduction fantasy? How about a teacher-student storyline? No
matter how elaborate or cheesy your role play scenario is, you will be
sure to have a blast. [Read: The sexual role play guide for beginners]
#3 Kick up the kink. Spice up your date by kicking
up the kink. From being very hands on under perfectly laid linen
tablecloths to indulging in a quickie in the parking lot, there’s
nothing quite like the thrill of getting caught to spice up a night out
with your lover. [Read: How to spice up your sex life in 30 sexy ways]
#4 Dress up. Ladies, invest in some sexy lingerie,
and give your lover a sneak peek during dinner. Behave like a seductress
on the prowl, and get your man all hot and bothered over appetizers.
Gentlemen, when it comes to underwear, less is more, so why not just
hang loose? It’ll give your lady love a glimpse of your package and let
her know just what’s waiting for her when you guys get home. [Read: How to look way hotter when you’re naked]
#5 Go somewhere unconventional. Many couples run out
of ideas on where to go and what to do on date night. Most end up
heading out to a restaurant, and more often than not, it’s somewhere
they’ve been multiple times before. Why not get creative with it?
Every time date night rolls around, you can head someplace new and
interesting. Ever tried Peruvian food? Know anything about Singaporean
cuisine? Give something new a go, and be pleasantly surprised. You can
also head to thematic restaurants. From treetop dining to dining in the
dark, take your pick from the myriad unconventional options out there.
[Read: 20 fun and unconventional date ideas that are worth trying more than once!]
#6 Pick up an activity. Want to learn how to tango?
What about salsa or swing? Instead of indulging in a conventional
dinner-and-a-movie date night, you can spice up your evenings with your
partner by picking up a skill. Why not start with dancing? This way,
you’ll have something to work towards together, and when you’re done
with classes, you can head out dancing and make everyone around you
#7 Check into somewhere fancy. There’s nothing wrong
with pampering yourselves every so often and splurging on romance. Turn
date night into a two-day-one-night event, and check into a luxury
hotel. Pig out on fancy room service, watch cable till kingdom come, and
have a go at it everywhere and anywhere in the room.
This will also give you the chance to live out your deepest, darkest
fantasies. From playing with props and costumes to making as much noise
as you want, hotels are definitely the way to go. Be sure to take
advantage of weekday and off-peak rates. [Read: 10 naughty ways to make married sex feel like a one night stand instantly]
#8 Relive your first date. Why not relive your first
date? Head over to the same restaurant you headed to when you first
went out. Even better, pretend that you’re out on a first date. Ask each
other get-to-know-you questions such as hopes and dreams for the
future, favorite shows and music, and so on. You should know by now that
people change over the years, and you’ll be surprised at the amount of
things you’ll learn about your partner. [Read: 30 sexy questions to keep the spark alive and get to know your partner]
#9 Make it a surprise. You can spice up date night
by springing it on your sweetheart. Plan everything in advance, and with
no warning at all, get your lover to dress up and follow you out. From
the venue to the activities, turn everything into a surprise, and watch
them glow with joy.
#10 Behave like teens. Being youthful is what keeps
the fire and passion burning in a relationship. Never settle into the
monotonous aura of a boring, married couple. Instead, spice it up, and
behave like teens on date night. From making out like crazy in the
backseat to taking a drive with the top down, and from kissing at your
favorite lookout point to giving your darling a hand job in the cinema,
everything goes when you’re teens again. [Read: