Whether you are staying in or going out for date night, there should be one special event that takes place. This might be as simple as watching a movie you’ve been looking forward to for a long time, or one that holds special memories for you. It could be doing a jigsaw together. It might even be setting up a massage table and helping one another to relax.
Alternatively, you might choose to arrange something exciting out of the house. If your partner is a fan of a particular musician such as Billie Eilish, check out TicketSales and organize tickets to a concert. You might go to the theater, or out to a club for dancing. Perhaps there is an activity you’d like to try such as pottery or bungee jumping. Pick one and book it in advance ready for your date night.
Switch Your Cellphone Off
Of course, you can have your cellphone with you on your date, but it’s not particularly polite to be checking your emails and social media feed or answering text messages when you’re meant to be spending special time with your partner.
The correct etiquette for your date night is to leave the phone alone, ideally completely switched off but at least on silent (you might want to keep it on in case the babysitter needs to get in touch, for example).
Your date night is about spending time with one another, not seeing what everyone else is doing on Facebook or answering queries from friends, family, clients, and work colleagues. Try to have a real conversation without the need for your phone and you’ll have a much better time.
No matter where you go or what you do, the food is going to be important. It doesn’t have to be gourmet or fancy (unless you want it to be, that is) but it does have to be memorable. Making your own dinner, either by yourself as a treat, or with your partner as a way of bonding, is a great idea. You don’t have to be great chefs to make this happen, and you can pick something simple like a pasta dish or even a pizza that you make from scratch.
Or what about a picnic? Even if you’re staying at home, a picnic is a great idea – you can put a blanket on the living room floor and set up romantic lighting to make it extra special.
If you’re out and about, then you’re still going to need to eat. Pick a restaurant that you’re going to be comfortable in and that you can happily afford, otherwise you just won’t enjoy the meal. You could even grab some street food and eat it in the park or on the beach – it will be memorable however you do it.