Date night – the one night of the week/month/whenever that you need to schedule on your calendar. Not planning time for it would be your first mistake, as it’s a must if you want to rekindle the love in your relationship. Life can take over – the kids, work, the in-laws, the tv – so it’s important to make the night as special as possible. Of course, life isn’t that perfect, and mistakes can be made. In one sense, that doesn’t matter. If you love each other, you can probably get over any of the blunders that we mention in this article. Still, we present them to you as a gentle guide to where things could go wrong. Read them, heed them, and may your next date night go by without a hitch.
Mistake #1: You get ready last minute
Consider date night as a menu in a restaurant. The starter is your preparation time, the main meal is the body of your night, and the dessert is… well, whatever it is you get up to at the end of the night is your own business. Still, if you get the starter wrong, you can ruin the whole evening, and so it is with getting ready for the night itself. Getting your hair and outfit ready last minute can go horribly wrong, so make the effort and take the time to look presentable for your beloved. Click this link for some fashionable hair advice, and pick out your clothes the night before, mixing and matching your outfit until you look irresistible. Let’s just hope your partner has gone to the same amount of trouble.
Mistake #2: Being too spontaneous
Date night is a special time, so some level of planning needs to be in place. Whether you are having date night at home or going out for the evening, have in mind a few ideas for your evening. Disaster can strike if you don’t – your slow cooked meal may take forever to cook, the restaurant you wanted to visit may be fully booked, and the cinema may have no tickets left for Fifty Shades of Absolute Rubbish! Talk with your partner, work out a plan, book anything you need to in advance, and hopefully, all will go well.
Mistake #3: Choosing the wrong thing from the menu
Assuming you were able to book a table at that fancy dinery you have been eyeing up for ages, you will finally be able to take your seat and select from the menu. Perfect! Well, it is, unless you make a meal faux pas. Ordering something too heavy to eat is going to make you feel bloated for the rest of the evening, and there are those foods that you know are going to ruin your health kick. And of course, if you are looking for a night of passion after your dinner out, you really do need to keep away from those foods that are going to give you bouts of gas or breath that would scare away a vampire! So, choose carefully, and stick to your budget. The food may be divine, but you won’t be happy when the bill arrives – perhaps that extra bottle of wine was one bottle too many after all!
Mistake #4: You had the same date night as last month
You’re busy, we get it. After a week at work and with all the demands the kids present to you, there may be little time to get creative. So what do you do? Exactly what you did last month and possibly the month before that. That’s fine – at least you are doing something – but every relationship needs spicing up a little occasionally, and that applies to date night. Don’t rely on the same recipes or restaurants you have been too countless times before. Look at these creative date night ideas for starters, and choose something that you will both enjoy. From tasting new foods to doing something out of your usual comfort zone, try something new. If all goes horribly wrong, you can pick yourself up and go back to your usual routine next time. But who knows? You may have a fantastic time, and it will create some wonderful memories for you to look back on in years to come.
Over to you
So, we have listed some of the mistakes that let’s face it, we can all be guilty of making. Do you have any other experiences you can share with our readers? Any pearls of wisdom that will save us from cringe-inducing awkwardness and embarrassment. Be sure to let us know in our comments section before. Thanks for reading, and may you have many wonderful date night’s ahead of you.
This is a collaborative post.