A Different Spin on the Date Night In

For any of you who are married or who have been in a serious relationship for a long time, you probably understand the appeal of the date night in, while at the same time recognizing that it can quickly become code for “you hop on the computer while I watch t.v.,” which can become stale faster than you can say “Pass the remote.”

Sound familiar?

Well, my hubby never ceases to surprise me. Just when I think I’ve got him 99% figured out, he does something spontaneous that makes me fall in love with him all over again.

This time, it happened while we were walking through the aisles at Smith’s Marketplace last Friday night. We had just planned to stop by the store to pick up some ice cream, but then Matt hits me with this awesome idea:

“All right, what about this for a date night in? We each get to spend $5 on whatever we want, we each choose our own half gallon of ice cream, and we splurge for a movie under $10. How about it?”

Brilliant, is what I’d call it.

Honestly, it turned out to be one of the best date nights in we’ve had in a long, long time.

Just thought I’d pass the idea along, especially since it ended up costing about as much as a dinner out would have (and ended up being a whole lot more cozy!).

What are your great date night ideas to keep things from getting stale?


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