Doug and I have been married over ten years and we still hold a weekly date night together. Sometimes it is fancy, but most weeks it is super casual.
We have ‘rules’ for our date. We don’t talk about work (because we work together), or schedule for the upcoming week or kids. No annoying mom/dad logistic stuff. We simply have a date together- Where we just enjoy being with one another and we can flirt and laugh. We do try to do unique things, but some weeks it is just dinner. It isn’t really about the ‘date’, it is more about dating each other. We have a babysitter that always comes so there is no last min planning, it is our set time together.
I encourage everyone to invest and be intentional with your spouse. If babysitting is tough for you- trade it with another family friend. You watch their kids one night a week and they watch yours. If it is a priority you can make this happen. I believe Doug’s and my strong marriage has a lot to do with the fact that we date each other. We have fun together and create moments that we look forward to, anticipate and treasure.
Date your spouse! Make time for each other and create moments together. We write more about this in our Magazine called NOBLEMAN. If you are interested to see specific dates we go on, we have a reoccurring article and you can read more there. xoxo Lydia
*All Photos by Steve Cowell Photography