Resolutions for 2016 #18

In 2016 we will…

Have regular date nights!

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been with someone, whether or not you’re married or whether you have children or not, it is still vitally important in any kind of relationship to regularly make the effort to spend quality time with one another.

In a report conducted by the National Marriage Project, it was discovered that couples who spend time with one another, away from the stresses and distractions of day-to-day life, at least once a week were 3.5 times happier than those couples who don’t. So, basically if you want your relationship to be happy, to be fulfilled and, in all honesty, to last, and you don’t already make a conscious effort to spend time together, please make it your number 1 resolution for 2016.

Date nights don’t even need to involve going out. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re able to sort babysitters and can get out for the night, by all means take complete and utter advantage of it. Treat yourselves to a meal at your favourite restaurant, a night at the cinema or simply go and have a few drinks and get silly with one another at the local pub, just make it fun! But, if you can’t get babysitters, you haven’t got much money at the moment, or you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own home, there are still plenty of things you can do to make date nights fun.

Here are the rules of staying at home date night:

  1. No TV
  2. Dress up as though you were going out; it’s still nice to make an effort for one another
  3. Eat at the table
  4. Plenty of candles
  5. Talk about your dreams and aspirations
  6. Set the mood with music – soft classical for a romantic meal or up-tempo dance for drinks and dancing.

We can all forget to pay attention sometimes to the people that matter to us the most, but it’s not too late to do something about it.Β  So, go on, make that special person in your life feel incredible by asking them out on a date as though it were the very first time you met.