Our recent survey of Australian couples revealed that 100% of those surveyed believe date nights are important to the success of a relationship, but, only 40% admitted to actually having regular date nights with their partner!
We get it, these days, everyone is busy. Between work, family and social commitments, there's hardly enough time to squeeze in half an hour of Netflix, let alone carve out a significant chunk of time to spend with your significant other. That's right. We're talking "date nights". When was the last time you and your partner had one, just the two of you? Or at the very least, put away all the screens and spent some quality time together at home?
But even if you can enjoy an hour or two of time together, is it actual quality time, focusing on strengthening your bonds and love. Is it focused on helping you find your spark again or keeping it firing? Look at your community events and find activities that will enable you to stay focused on the two of you, from having a simple coffee date to attending an art gallery.
Whatever the activity it doesn’t have to take hours or even required you to get dressed up, it just needs to facilitate you and your partner spending some quality time together. So what happens when you can’t leave the house or can’t get a babysitter?
Companies like Date Crate can offer an at home date night solution where a complete fun date night is delivered to your door. You could play board games or cards or even bake together. There are so many things you can do, you just have to think creatively and commit to time. Date nights are so important to the success of a relationship.
Work together to see if you can manage time together once a week, once a fortnight or even once a month is great too. The most important message a date night should convey to a couple is that they are committed to each other and to creating a unique and special space for one another for them to successfully nurture their relationship.
Relationships are work and while so many of us are happy to work on our fitness goals or career goals or family goals when it comes to our intimate relationships, we tend to neglect the one that can make us the happiest and content. Investing in 'together time' is an investment worth making.
Story by Renae Renfrew – Co-Founder and Marketing Creator of Date Crate – date night in subscription service.