Though they may feel few and far between, date nights allow a couple to spend time reconnecting and focusing on one another without the distractions of kids, work, or home responsibilities. Setting aside just one night a month for you and your partner can improve the dynamics of your relationship and allow for the intimacy you both may be craving.
Date nights do not have to be elaborate or expensive. A rental movie and pizza at home can be just as special as a fancy dinner and a night of dancing. The date should be about getting to know each other all over again and having fun while doing it. Sometimes just knowing that your partner has taken time out to spend time with only you is enough to make you feel special and rekindle the flame that may have cooled off a little. Take this time together to let your partner know what it is you love most about them. Talk about your first date, favorite activities together and plans for the future. This emotional reconnecting gets the chemicals responsible for the feelings of love flowing and producing pheromones, the chemical that attracts mates.
Even though date nights shouldn't only be about sex, the possibility is there! So how do you make it more memorable than everyday sex? Make out like you did when you first started dating! Kissing, touching and anticipation makes sex hotter and more fun. If you and your partner are alone at home, have sex in an uncommon spot such as the kitchen counter or the laundry room. Make suggestions of positions or other activities that both of you enjoy. These should boost intimacy and satisfaction for both your partner and yourself.
Date nights should be fun and intimate. Having one every now and then could help take the blahs out of a relationship that has lost its sizzle. Try it. You and your partner will be looking forward to the next one!