When you’ve been with your significant other for a long time, it’s sometimes hard to remember the value of date nights in your relationship. Of course, life happens – work, kids, bills and a bunch of other responsibilities, and you fall into a routine, making one-on-one couple time fall to the back burner. Although it’s considered normal, don’t allow it to stay that way. Here are 5 reasons why every couple needs a date night at least once a week.
1. Improves Communication
Communication is one of the pillars in a successful relationship. But with all problems and responsibilities that need to be handled every day, busy couples sometimes fail to check up on each other, discuss things that are important to them or talk about their concerns, worries and problems. A couples date night that is free from any distraction is the perfect opportunity for couples to communicate more, stay “updated” with each other’s individual lives and deepen their understanding of one another.
2. Keeps the Spark Alive
When everything falls into a routine, it can become boring and the romance can quiver. Going out on dates and doing new and fun things together provide couples a way to rekindle the romance and keep the spark alive. Weekly date nights will give you something to look forward and get excited about, which has a big impact in improving and maintaining a successful relationship.
3. Stress Reliever
Stress is one of the reasons that can contribute to a failed relationship because it can make one or both of you become irritable, withdrawn and even violent. Date nights are great stress relievers and a way for partners to express and show emotional support to each other.
4. Strengthens Commitment
When both of you makes an effort to make time for each other and do exciting things together, it shows your commitment to each other and into your relationship. Date nights show the willingness to make your partner and your relationship a priority.
5. Decreases the Possibilities of Divorce
Survey shows that couples who experience high levels of couple time are less likely prone to divorce. When you nurture your relationship, your love continues to grow and strengthen… and date nights are one of the many ways on how you can do this. Remember, date nights are cheaper than divorce.
If you are running out of ideas for your future date nights, there’s a thing called “Date Nights in a Box” which I wrote about here.