Post # 1
For the first month or so of marriage I feel like it was legitimate to say we were staying in because we were still getting settled and getting used to being married, etc…but now after 2 and a half months, our social life together is sinigificantly less than I thought it would be, pre-marriage.
The thing is–I’m not really disappointed about it! I’d like to go out with “couple” friends maybe one night a week(which we usually do), and we need to do a better job of going out just the two of us, but other than than we do pretty minimal socializing. When we do go out we just hit up a local favorite restaurant with an occasional movie or trip to Target. We don’t do anything very adventurous (trips away, try something new, go downtown etc). A little part of me would love to plan things like that, but I’m just not sure it’s “us”, and I’m feeling a little too lazy (and poor) to plan things.
What about you, hive? Do you feel more like a homebody now that you’re married, when you used to be more socially active when you were engaged or dating? What types of low budget dates do you try to plan?
Post # 3
I actually enjoy being an old married couple! I’ve always been a big ol homebody, but being married and being so busy fixing up our house, we just are always at home because we are working on something or resting from working.
Post # 4
Um i have been the single half to an old married couple for YEARS. I did my fair share of going out in college, but during my senior year (after i was in an apartment, not a sorority house anymore) i found myself wanting to just stay in and watch TV and stuff.
I go out for sushi occassionally with my friends or dinners and stuff, but realistically, I spend Mon-Fri working, hitting up the gym, and then doing homework and studying and cleaning. My weekends I run errands and study some more. I lead a crazy life, lol.
Sorry I can’t help on the low budget dates! We don’t really get dates but when we do see each other we snuggle, drink wine, and hit up a redbox. Not very exciting, I know.
Post # 5
We haven’t really changed our socialization habits since we married. We still spend most of our time and money visiting family and try to plan a fun or new vacation every year or so. Of course we still have our own hobbies and clubs. Maybe we’ll be more homebodies in the sense Lillindy mentioned after we get a home of our own and stop renting.
Low budget dates? We enjoy cooking together. That’s a good way to extend the meal experience when you can’t get to a restaurant. I really enjoy leisurely meals. Another thing we do is to pick a television series and watch an episode or two a week. DH really likes to discuss the characters and it’s something we look forward to doing together. We’ve watched Dexter, Veronica Mars, Arrested Develeopment, Firefly…
Post # 6
We’re not even married and we’re the old married couple!
We have trips but they are few and in between. We do go out with others but lately it seems all our friends are couples …and we’re sooo busy all the time that sometimes we only have a few hours together as us and it’s easier to sit and enjoy each other than trying to go out..(i know that’s a bad excuse but so true)
Post # 7
I agree– we aren’t married but we are such an old married couple! We cook dinner together every night, so thats a great way to spend time together. Also we have a container garden on our patio that we like to mess around with.
We swim and fish and bike together too– and all of those activities are free! Here in Waco there is a movie theater that does 50 cent movies on Tuesdays– so for $1 TOTAL we can both see a movie.
We like to go dig around junk and antique stores for stuff for our house also, then we fix it up together.
Post # 8
We were an old married couple the day ofter the wedding. We went back to the kids and the house and the newlywed glow was all over 🙁 We went on our honeymoon and I kept mentioning that it wasn’t fair that all the other couples were so cutesy and here we are not. Oh well, guess that’s what happens when you’ve lived together for two years and have kids at home.
Post # 9
We’re not married yet either and the perfect evening for us is a night in, at home, just him and me and our two dogs hanging out. We do go out once in a while but nothing beats being home…at least for us.
Post # 10
we have our “moments” – meaning there may be a few weeks or months where we do nothing but sit at home – but we do like to go out and do things when we have the money! that’s usually the reason to or not to go out! lol
but every year at the same time (3 years now) we’ve always taken vacation…
it’s always the last week of June – because that’s his only vacation – and luckily my grandparent’s wedding date was that time, which is why I chose June 26 as our date! (theirs was the 27th)
1st year we went to chicago for the week
2nd year we went to Cedar point (he proposed)
this year we went to Cedar Point
next year will be our honeymoon.
so other than that main week we TRY to do things here and there – but many times we feel like homebodies…he’s actually more of a socializer than I am (mainly because I am half-deaf and I only just got a hearing aid 2 months ago!)
Post # 11
We are not married yet and we are an old married couple – we go out maybe once a month to go out drinking but more so we just really like to go out together as a couple for dinner or to a movie!!!
I don’t mind it though it helps save money!!!
Post # 12
I think once you’re married, you’re just in a different stage of life.
I’m not married yet but I can’t wait to be a “old married couple” in our own little world =)
Post # 13
We are practically already there. We sleep in seperate houses, but other than that, we ARE the old married couple – and I love every minute of it!
Post # 14
We were an old married couple before we were married lol. We are both still in school, so by the time we’re done with that and when he gets home from work we watch TV and head to bed. We try to go out and do something on his days off from work, but sometimes it’s nice just to stay home. Our low budget outings that we like to do are going on walks with our dogs, or just taking a drive somewhere, something simple. We don’t have many friends we can do things with most of them aren’t married or mature enough to even understand the point of going out without drinking so we prefer to hang out with each other instead : )
Post # 15
oh totally. i have no complaints about it but i totally notice the difference. we spend our weekends doing things like grocery shopping, laundry, etc. Therefore we make it a point to have date night once a week (either by ourselves or a double date).