parents: how often do you go on dates?

posted 2 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: how often do you go on dates typically?
    weekly : (3 votes)
    13 %
    biweekly : (3 votes)
    13 %
    every few weeks : (3 votes)
    13 %
    monthly : (3 votes)
    13 %
    every few months : (7 votes)
    30 %
    6-12 months : (2 votes)
    9 %
    never : (2 votes)
    9 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    6660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    DH and I go out every 2-3 weeks, and have a weekend getaway twice a year. We have 2 kids. I am a SAHM too, and the things that have helped me not have cabin fever have been getting involved with tumbling for my younger daughter and joining a local moms group that has outings each week. Do you have girlfriends to go out with? Every Monday is “my” night- to meet up with my friends and have dinner or do whatever we want. My husband gets Thursday’s- so we each get some grown up time to ourselves!

    Edited to say- look up to see if there is a chapter where you live!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  eeniebeans.
    Post # 3
    2620 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    trying to do date night every month. but sometimes we have gone 3-6 months without a date night- unless in december and its a company party every weekend in different city..

    Post # 4
    42076 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We gave a standing date every Saturady Night. I have a sitter who I book a year in advance for every Saturday so we never run into  sitter problems.

    Post # 5
    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It’s been  a while.  We used to have date nights at least once every 2 weeks at least before we had the baby (our kids were older so we felt more comfortable leaving them with the grandparents).  Now we have a 10 month old so we have not been on a date night alone in many moons.  I feel like the last time we actually went out together alone was maybe 2012… yeah.  We went out on a date, but we took the baby so that is not date night.

    Post # 6
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We never went out a ton before we had kids. Now that we have DD, we go out maybe once a month or two.

    Now that I am pregnant with #2, we seem to be going out and leaving DD with my mom or his parents a bit more often. We know our time is limited. Once baby#2 arrives, it is going to become very difficult to get out alone for a while..

    Post # 7
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Mrslovebug:  Does grocery shopping count!? LOL last night we left our 4 at home (ages 15, 11 and twin 8 year olds) to go grocery shopping and then we snuck over to Sonic for a milkshake before heading home. We don’t go out very often, we’re both homebodies really so it doesn’t bother us but it’s nice when we do and I appreciate the one on one time with him 🙂

    Post # 8
    7178 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We’ve been out on one date since our DD was born last November. We live across the country from all of our family and friends, so we don’t have any babysitters here 🙁 The one time we went on a date was when my mom was in town visiting, so she babysat for us while we went to see Wicked. We’re moving back to California soon, and I can’t wait to have babysitters so we can go on dates again!

    Post # 9
    2861 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think DH and I go out on dates maybe every 2 to 3 weeks on average. My MIL will watch our son for us, since she lives 10 min away. I wish we could make it a weekly thing, but I hate asking her to babysit. 

    Post # 10
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We had a couple’s massage this month but before that our last date just me and hubby was… last November  Our families don’t live close and we don’t know anyone close enough that we could have watch DD, so we have to travel to have my mom or MIL watch her if we want to go on a date and I always feel rude asking her to babysit for some reason!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  dreamocracy.
    Post # 11
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What’s a date? I honestly don’t remember the last time DH and I went on a date. 

    Post # 12
    1076 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Wow, that was rude of her to cancel last minute. Why offer if you are just going to bail?

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