"How often do you get a date night with your husband?
I am trying to prove to him that normal couples still go on dates with each other. We have sitters; he just never wants to do anything."
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“We have a 2/2/2 rule. Every 2 weeks we go out for one night, every 2 months we go out for the weekend, every 2 years we go out for a week. It’s been so helpful for us and it’s always so much fun! Even though the first time we did a week it was only 4 days.”
“You HAVE to still go on dates and have time to yourselves. There’s no way in hell your marriage will just magically always be good if you don’t continue dating. It’s definitely a cycle. Sometimes we get so caught up with life being so busy! you fall off the wagon but you have to get back on and keep going. There’s no way it will last if you keep the distance. No one is going to be happy or want to be in a marriage that doesn’t bring anything to the table. (Been with my husband for 13 yrs. we have 6 going on our 7th child. We still manage to have time to ourselves even if it’s after putting our kids to sleep.)”
“What’s a date night?”
“We would all the time, unfortunately, we don’t have many people to watch our kids. So if lucky, we do date night once every 3-4 months. I think it’s absolutely important to do so if possible. If you don’t keep up that romantic side of the marriage, later on, the flame will dwindle and you’ll regret it.”
“Our dates are basically watching a movie while the kids go to sleep and then me falling asleep while watching it. We call that a date.”
“We usually go 1-3 times a year. But when we do we make it a big event and splurge. Stuff like a steakhouse or fancy Italian for a birthday, or celebrating with friends. But my husband tends to not enjoy stuff as much as me, so I will go to things like ballet or musicals with friends and make it a girls date night. We mostly do family meals out to our favorite places on a regular basis.”
“Honestly not very often at all. We have a 7 week old, a 3-year-old, and 11-year-old and no sitter. We make it a point to try to make time for each other in the little places we can, though. Usually, while the kids are in bed or on the rare occasion they go with a family member somewhere. We might watch a movie, or hang out on the porch or something. But as far as going out … Once maybe twice a year.”
“Every chance we get. Sometimes that’s once in 2 months sometimes its 2 times in 1 week. My dad unexpectedly came over one night to spend the night and he gave us an hour warning, we fed the kids and were dressed for dinner by the time he got here so we could go out.”
“We have a weekly date night. Thursday nights. We order dinner or sometimes go out and watch our favorite tv show or a movie and then complete the night with…well you get the picture. No phones no games no computers (we have problems with that) which is why we picked weekly on a night we don’t have my daughter. So it’s OUR night. Been together 11 years and started the weekly date night about 2 years ago as we were really struggling to find time for each other in between our jobs and our video games.”
“A minimum of four times a month. You have to keep dating your significant other. Have time to connect. It keeps the spark alive .”
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