Happy Wednesday friends! Today I wanted to talk about something I came to realize recently — and that is the importance of a date night. Many of you might already be in a good date-night groove, but I know firsthand how easy it is to get caught up in other things and forget to plan a date-night.
My boyfriend Jesse and I have been together for 9 1/2 years which means we’ve been through a lot of different phases of life, and there are times where we are better at “dating” than others. When I worked a 9-5, it was a little bit easier to plan date nights on my end as I always had the weekends free. Now that we are both self-employed it’s a lot harder because we can very easily replace “date night” with a “work from home” night. (We actually do like to work from home together on the weekends when we don’t have to worry about answering emails, deadlines, etc… OMG we are so boring.)
Recently we both had an extremely busy week — and even though we live together we barely saw each other! (Sleeping doesn’t count). We both agreed a date night was in order. We got dressed up, had a yummy vegan dinner at one of our fave spots, and went to see a movie. It was so refreshing and nice to chat, without the phones, and have one-on-one time together. It’s so tempting to stay in with takeout and Netflix and call it a “date night”, but there’s something exciting and special about getting dressed up and making it official.
It really made me realize how important it is to keep “dating”, even when you’ve been in a relationship for a while! Jesse and I are both really creative and have some of our most amazing conversations during dinner dates… we love to dream up ideas for the future. It’s a nice reminder why we are so compatible.