After the initial courting phase, the engagement, wedding and then honeymoon phase of marriage, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of dating. You already know your partner very well, and it can seem less important to dedicate time together as a couple. Or maybe it’s just harder to find one-on-one time, because life is getting in the way. Whether it’s busy work schedules, busy social lives, raising children or taking care of parents, etc., it can be difficult to take time out of your busy life to prioritize your time as a couple. But, after saying “I do”, it’s important not to get lazy and put your relationships on auto-pilot. Keeping your marriage, or any romantic relationship, in the forefront of your life is crucial to keeping your connection alive and showing your partner that they are important to you.
Here are a few tips to help you embrace dating, even if you are married:
Carve out the time, often!
Many may not agree to the routine of date-life but this might be the only way to make it possible! Having something on your schedule, (and sticking to your schedule!) will make date night more likely to happen. This doesn’t have to be a weekly occurrence (though it can be) and it doesn’t mean that you can’t have spontaneous date nights (you totally should) it’s just a way of setting aside time to be together. Date night doesn’t need to be some elaborate ordeal (even if it is marked on the calendar), it just needs to be a few hours or an evening set aside to cultivate closeness in your relationship.
Prioritize intimacy, always.
Like we said above, dating should be fun. Going on dates can be a great way to blow off steam after a busy couple of days and try something new with your partner. But it’s also important that you work to incorporate intimacy into your date nights. Afterall, you are romantic partners! Yes, this does mean sex. And, yes, sex is important, but when we talk about intimacy we also mean romantic and physical intimacy.
Romantic time can be a nice date night out, cooking a fancy meal at home, taking a romantic trip together or even just going on an evening walk, distraction free so that you can soak in each other’s company. Finding ways to be intimate with one another will improve your connection, strengthen your bond, and also improve your sex life by increasing your attraction to your partner.
Do more dating inside!
Many couples feel like date night has to be a special occasion outside, but you can date inside the comfort of your home. Get creative with each other and remember to meet each other’s needs and desires. Fun way to do this is to really learn to listen to the things your partner is thinking.
Fun Date Night In Ideas
- Making art together
- Binge watching your favorite shows
- Have a game night with drinking games incorporated
- Do a spa night
Ladies –remember don’t leave it all to the fellas to figure out. Your man deserves to me surprised by your planning as well. I challenge you to bring the spa to him in the comfort of the home you both have worked hard to build. Grab your BRAVE Collection from YELLE and use every piece from the 4-piece system to pamper his skin.
The Brave collection was formulated for men because"the only thing sexier than a smile Is healthy skin.”
This 4 Piece System Includes 1 Each Of The Following Items:
- Brave Milk & Honey Cleanser
- Brave No More Grit Scrub
- Brave Daily Moisturizer
Brave Smooth and Clear Aftershave
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