We all know the feeling: work is tiring And if you have children or elderly relatives to care for, you can feel constantly sapped of energy. That’s why alone time with your partner to recharge is so important. And date nights do not have to be fancy to be effective.
“Date night means spending time and giving undivided attention to each other, regardless of what time of the day it is,” according to Enneagram Relationship Coach, Cindy Leong of Relationship Studio. This encompasses even small gestures such as kissing each other goodnight and greeting each other with a kiss in the morning – “falling asleep together as a couple has been a top habit that has ensured the success of many marriages,” says Cindy.
“Married couples should always have date nights because it will be even harder to do so when the kids come along. If there was no habit of having date nights when there were no kids, it will be even harder to build such a habit when the kids have arrived,” says Cindy.
“When a couple sets up such a habit of having date nights, they are actually telling their partner they are a priority. So it’s great that couples can once again rediscover why they love each other in the first place, without the distractions of work and family responsibilities. “
And the best part is that these don’t have to be elaborate or necessarily break the bank – keep the expensive diamonds and chartered flights for more once in a lifetime events, if you must.
Keep things fun and fresh during your dates with these date ideas. The best part? They’re all below $20 – or totally free. And some of these can be squeezed into busy days for a much-needed pick-me-up. Keep reading for 50 of them!