Sweetheart Saturday-Making Time For Dates

Last week I wrote about keeping the spice in the relationship. As I wrote my mind drifted back to when my husband and I were dating. I loved the feeling of the dating phase. All of the feelings, excitement, smiles. What I especially enjoyed was the one on one time. Conversations with my best friend, telling each other stories, laughing, and just spending time alone together.

I’m trying to shift my focus away from all of the reasons that we can’t date and make time to do things together and find the ways that we can.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m abandoned and forgotten, but we have let routine take over and our focus isn’t on trying to win each other over like it was in the beginning. The reality is we do have some limitations as far as not having a babysitter or a vehicle but we could do at home dates once the girls are asleep…

So in the spirit of not letting excuses stand in the way of dating your partner or letting routine take the wheel over spontaneity, here are some links to lists of ideas I love and hope that you can benefit from.

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50 stay at home date ideas with bonus ideas to keep the kids busy.

45 date ideas for once your kids are in bed. This list is broken down into categories of unique, romantic and sexy!

If you don’t like long lists and just want something with a few simple ideas, this might be a good place to start.

I hope that you find some ideas that you love and might even try out soon! I know that I’ve found some I like and can’t wait to get the girls in bed early for!

Let me know your thoughts! Can you or have you ever been able to relate? Are you still in the honeymoon phase? How long have you and your partner been together? What do you do to keep the fun and focus on the relationship? Do you set aside regular date-nights? How often? Do you have date-night ideas that you want to share or a list that you’ve found that you can post the link to? Do you have logistics to work out to make the date-nights happen? I’d love to hear what you have to say!

5 Replies to “Sweetheart Saturday-Making Time For Dates”

  1. Awe that is sweet. 🙂 I will have to look at the links. We have been together for 10 years, but got married after only 6 months. We haven’t been on a date in almost 4 years, I was almost 8 months pregnant with our youngest. We haven’t had one since lol We still hold hands, and hug and kiss as much as possible, but as far as getting time to talk that is rare. Texting is about the only way I can get any voice time without a little person squeezing in and drowning me out. I still put notes in his lunches, try to make his favorite foods, and lay out his clothes. He also does little things for me like picking from my Amazon wish list when he does an order, bringing something home from the store, or sending me a sweet text in the middle of the day. We all go to bed at the same time because of our 4 am wake up time we are dead by 9pm. We need a sitter, but finding someone that we will trust is hard. No friends, no family, but we are working on it. 😉 Wow, that was a long answer to a short question lol I guess what I’m getting at is it is the little things, that even though we aren’t able to set aside time (Even though it would be totally great) we keep the flame alive by falling in love again every day.

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    1. That’s so funny! This will be 9 years that my hubby and I have been together and we got married within 6 months as well! I hear ya! It is the little things that make a big difference. I’m big on quality time, that’s my love language so even if we only have time to sit on the couch for 5 minutes while the girls are asleep and have a snack that makes a big difference for me. I know finding someone you trust is hard when you don’t have friends or family nearby. If there are any care providers on care.com in your area that might be a way to find someone. Try to look for someone with good reviews even if it’s only a couple because people are generally quicker to criticize than compliment. In the meantime, at home dates when you’re off the next day might be a fun way to get one on one time in. How sweet, falling in love everyday! 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that! I often wonder if I should change Saturday’s topic for something else because it doesn’t typically get as many views or feedback, not sure if it’s the topic or the day… but then I get comments like this every time I start brainstorming for a different topic…so thank you for sharing because I’m not going to change it, even if only 1 person gets what they need out of it, that is validation. Have a wonderful day!

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