It seems like so often our thoughts and energy are directed  towards our children. Lately I have been thinking a lot about my husband.  I am lucky to be married to my best friend and blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with him.  It's a relationship that requires 100% commitment, unselfishness, forgiveness, and trust.  When my husband and I got married almost 5 years ago we both knew that if we wanted things to last that we needed to put each other first.  We knew this but life tends to get in the way.

Sometimes, okay so really most of the time, our conversations are interrupted by children, phone calls and work leaving little quality time together as a couple.  With that said we decided it was important to make time for one another.  We decided to go on a date with each other every week. Most of the time our dates are simple and other times they are thought out and we spend some money but our goal is the same to spend quality time together.

Remember, "The most important thing you can do for your children is to love your spouse."

Here are 25 simple date ideas:
-Find a new recipe and make it together
-Go on a walk together
-Find your dream car and take it for a test drive
-Shoot some hoops together, toss a football or hit the tennis courts.
-Have dinner outside
-Watch each others favorite movies together (This may include a chick flick)
-Play video games together
-Work out together, either at the gym, a run around the block or a bike ride
-Plan your dream home together
-Give each other a back rub
-Make breakfast together and eat it in bed
-Dance, either at home to your own music or at a local center
-Bring out the board games
-Enjoy a candlelight dinner
-Recreate your first date
-Cuddle up and read together
-Play in the snow or leaves together
-Tour the area you live, try to find something you have never seen before or never knew about
-Look at the stars together
-Take a hike
-Play 20 questions (Ask fun or silly questions that both of you answer)
-Have a theme night (Mexican, Hawaiian or Sports theme, eat themed food and watch a movie that goes with the theme)
-Volunteer together or visit a retirement home
-Take a drive together

There are tons more dating ideas all over the web, these are three of my favorite sites:
The Dating Divas
Love, Actually
Nifty Date Ideas

Enjoy being with your spouse and have fun together!


  1. Anonymous7/30/2012

    These seem like things that only women would want to do...

  2. I would like to do most of that...



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