101 Date Night Ideas

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  1. Leslie Rickerby

    Scrabble is always a winner in our house. It’s free so great for the purse strings, plus we dont need a baby sitter.
    We also make more of an occasion of it by getting snacks and drinks in. If you wanna spice it up, throw the odd cheeky or rude word down too.

    • Al Ferguson

      Ah! Good idea! I’ll dust it off and we’ll give it a go!

  2. martyn

    Sadly it is incredibly easy to neglect each other when a child/children are around. This was a primary factor in my separation.

    I think this is a great idea with some great suggestions.

    We use to alternate who did date night and have a theme. For example: One week got a pirate costume…waited until she got home and greeted her as a pirate. We had to talk and be pirates for the rest of the night….even if we didn’t dress up…pirate talk was continued even when dining out! Silly but fun. Always something that we could smile and laugh about at a later time!

    • Al Ferguson

      Thanks Martyn. Thanks for sharing that :)

  3. Tommy

    We don’tlive together but with 5 children and a lack of childcare, it was hard for me to spend much time with jo. So it came about that on Thursday evenings, I would get the kids to bed and cook her dinner. Candles, wine and hopefully good food. It certainly made a difference. Then she took an extra job on just to survive and Thursday nights became a thing of the past. We’ve been through a hard old time but this weekend, efforts were made all round. Took her out for dinner and we had a laugh. Looks like Thursday nights might be back in the horizon again soon. It’s the little things that make a big difference :)

    • Al Ferguson

      Great comment Tommy! And you’re right, they do make a big difference.

    • Al Ferguson

      It’s definitely possible to date at home. Thanks for your comment!

  4. Mathew Lajoie

    Great idea! My wife and I always make time for one another. Before our son was born, we agreed it was something we’d always do. Our mindset is that keeping our relationship strong and happy is one of the best things we can do for our son. We want to set an example through our marriage and maintain a positive environment.

    • Al Ferguson

      Totally agree… Happy couple = happy baby!

  5. Gary Mathews

    Great ideas, it’s very easy to lose sight of your mate when becoming parents. The “holy crap” mentality takes over and then a year passes and you forget what it is like to spend time with your significant other. Sounds like you have it under control!

    • Al Ferguson

      ‘Holy crap’ mentality is frequent in my head!

  6. Chloe

    I love this!
    That’s a good rule to have: don’t talk about babies/children.
    It’s so easy to slip back into that chat. And about work!
    But it’s nice to have a break away & discuss the things you never really get a chance too.
    Having dates is so important! Not only does it refresh you, but I find it makes me & my other half closer/more of a team & so much happier.
    Chloe x

  7. Becky

    We have a 7month old. And I am quite postitive in thinking that me amd my fiancée do spend time together alone and try and do activities (I actually took him clay pigeon shooting a few weeks back. V. Good fun!) but when we are out together I find all we have to talk about it our little one. Im still off work so my whole day everyday revolves around her and what she does. And after he’s told me about his day at work there’s not much else. It’s not a massive deal atm but I think giving a theme or fun activities for dates will help and give us something to talk about!

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