My husband and I have been married for almost a decade (we celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary next year) and the reason we’re still going strong is our emphasis on keeping the spark alive. Our secret? Date night. It's a simple idea, but making time for each other (sans children) has honestly been key to reigniting the flame and making sure the passion between us doesn’t fizzle, ever. This became especially important when we had our son. The struggle to squeeze a date night in with our busy schedules was very real. But the positive influence it has on our family’s happiness is phenomenal and worth the calendar shuffle. With all those date nights lined up, you'll need to challenge yourself to think outside the typical dinner and movie routine. Because let's face it, not all date nights were created equal. So before you plan your next romantic rendezvous, consider some of our favorite alternative ideas.
Switch out the usual Netflix and chill for a live version of your favorite show as part of the studio audience. It’s super cool to see how your show looks beyond the screen and to watch how it all unfolds behind the scenes. Make sure you practice your best canned laughter and clapping so you’re ready to go when the sign is raised. You might even be able to book a studio tour for before or after. Check out the local ones happening in your area.
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What is your idea of the perfect date night? Have you tried any of these alternative ideas?