friends, dating is fun.
why do we not put more time & energy into this?
why do date nights go forgotten & time together unintentional?
i'm preaching to myself here, y'all.
friends, dating is fun.
& dating is necessary.
luke & i try to date regularly. sometimes i get stuck in the thick of workaholism or busy seasons happen, but we set aside budgeted money every single month ($50) to date each other.
go ahead & fit "date night" into your budget. it's worth it, friends. even if it's $10 a month for a red box movie & a bag of snickers, set aside money to date your partner.
i use the word "date" intentionally here. i think we too often forget to really date our partners.
do you remember your first date with him or her? how did you feel? what did you do?
my people, let's recreate these events, feelings, butterflies, conversations, kisses & cuddles.
again, i'm preachin' to myself, too.
i truly believe our relationships are investments & what we put into it is returned to us. too often luke & i get stuck into the boring routine of dinner out. don't get me wrong, going out to eat is fun, but i get absolutely giddy when we plan creative dates. it brings about those first date butterflies.
when luke suggested we pack up the farm truck & go to the drive-in movie, i'm not quite sure i could have loved him more. it was so much fun!
it cost less than $15, too. we packed up the back of our truck with sleeping bags, quilts & pillows. we brought our own snacks, popped our own popcorn & paid $14 to get in. we watched the film in the back of the truck & held hands while munching on our little treats & drinking coca cola from mason jars (his idea! he's the cutest!)!
essentials for a drive-in movie date night:
- radio: allows you to tune into the radio station to hear your movie
- snacks: we brought popcorn with nutritional yeast & salted butter, peanut m&ms, tortilla chips, salsa, & candy corn.
- drinks: we brought coca cola & sprite with a cooler of ice.
- blankets, pillows, sleeping bags: provides a comfy space & keeps you warm
what are some of your favorite date night ideas? how do you plan intentional time with your partner?
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