Whether you have been married for years or only a year, date nights are supposed to be special. This is time you dedicate to spending together and fully being with each other alone. However, it is easy to end up in a rut after even just a few date nights. But you don’t have to stay in that rut forever.
In fact, elevating your date night can be a simple if you recognize your patterns and are ready to do something about them. To help you come up with some ideas to get you started, see which of these categories you fall into and consider the associated tips for breaking out of the mold.
Always the Same Restaurants
Most people end up with a favorite restaurant or two after they have been in a particular city or town for a while. And while there is nothing wrong with visiting a tried-and-true location, it can be fun to try something new too.
But how do you find a new restaurant to try? There are actually a lot of ways. First, you can jump on a review site like TripAdvisor and see which places rate as must-see destinations in your town. You can also shake things up by heading to the nearest city from your own to see what is available there.
There are also random restaurant selection websites and apps that can add an element of excitement and chance to your destination. Just enter in your current location, any driving distance or cost restrictions, and see what fate has in store.
Like Any Other Night Out
Sometimes date night and a night out with the family don’t feel that different. Maybe you get home from work, drop your briefcase or lunch box, and simply head right back out the door. But taking the time to get dressed up before date night can actually make the entire evening feel more special.
Now, that doesn’t mean everything has to be incredibly formal, just something a bit more stylish than you would usually do can do the trick. Try anything from fun vintage outfits to some of the latest design trends, just make sure it is fancier than you would wear otherwise.
The Family Car is No Fun
A fun way to elevate your date night is to change how you get to and from the date. For example, consider hiring a town car or limousine to manage all of the driving duties, and spend that time relaxing instead. It can be a fun treat and will make you both feel like the evening is more special than ever.
Plus, hiring a car guarantees you have access to a designated driver. So, if you want to spring for champagne at the restaurant or to stop for a few cocktails at a piano bar, you can do so without having to worry about managing your ride home after the fact. And your car gets to stay safely at home too.
Now that you see what a little creativity can go a long way, you can come up with your own ways to elevate your date night. So, don’t be afraid to try something new or go out on a limb to make your time together special.