Post # 1
Back when we first started dating we would go out all the time, probably 2-3 times a week. Then I moved 3 hours away and we became a LDR for a while, and now we’re living together. Since we see each other every day at home we never really feel the need to go out. Needless to say, our dating life has been a little lack-luster lately. Now we’re trying to get back into the going-out mode. We’re going to Starbucks for coffee tomorrow night, then to get groceries (We actually love grocery shopping together, it’s like a legitimate night out. We’re freaks, whatever.)
How often do you and your SO go out on dates? I mean just the two of you, we do group things all the time but I don’t really count those as dates.
Also, if anyone has any inexpensive date ideas, feel free to throw them my way!
Post # 3
We don’t go out that often, maybe once every two months. We typically just do dinner out. We also make really good use of Groupons and Living Social deals. This week, for example, is his birthday but I’m taking him to see a movie because I got 2 movie tickets for $9. We’ve also painted pottery and done some really cool stuff because of them.
Post # 4
We’re saving to buy a house so we don’t go on real dates 🙁 But we do get out and go for runs together, go grocery shopping (we love it too!!), and see the occasional movie. My SO is one that refuses to pay for a meal if he thinks he can make it himself, so we cook dinner together. I do miss the “going out” part though.
Post # 5
We go out at least once per week. Not always at night but sometimes on a Sunday we’ll grab lunch and a matinee. Darling Husband however works second shift 3pm to 11:30pm and I am a 9 to fiver. So we don’t get to see eachother everyday for any type of extended period. Perhaps that’s why we make sure we go on a date a week. We really get a chance to miss eachother and then really appreciate the other on the weekend.
Post # 6
When we were dating during highschool we’d go out a few times a week and usually see 6 or 7 movies a month at the theatre after an actual restaurant supper. That went on for a year so it was a huge change when we started university a couple years ago. Now we usually go out once or twice a month. To save money we treat grocery shopping and going for walks as dates (:
Post # 8
We spend the weekend going from 1 place to the next until were tired and head home… on weekdays we go out 2 or 3 times. So maybe 6 times a week… we head to the lake for a walk or just go to walmart and hang out… we like to go to value city furniture and pretend were decorating our house and talk about our future dream home. We also just like to go for long drives and yes we enjoy grocery shopping together too. We go out to eat 3 or 4 times a week too.
We only have a real date, like money spent date 2 or 3 times a month… Hershey Park or Baltimore Aquarium or Centralia (the town that burnt down and is still on fire years later) or NYC or in the summer we head to the beach once a month. We never spend a lot of money though (besides on gas) were site seeing folk, I love to take pictures and go for long walks. hehe
Lately we’ve been seeing a movie or 2 a week but usually we BUY a movie and head home.
Post # 9
Rarely but we do try to get out of the house just the two of us for at least a few minutes every week. Even if we just run to the grocery store or Dunkins.
Post # 10
We do a “date” night of just me and him out on the town once or twice a month. This might just be dinner at a local resturant if we are tight on money, or like last weekend we booked a hotel room at a casino and went and played some blackjack togehter and had a nice brunch the next morning. Little things to focus on “us.” We live together and tend to fall into a mundane routine, so it’s nice to go out and enjoy time together, no matter the price range.
Post # 11
We go out once or twice a week, it really just depends on what we’re feeling like. On the weekends we stay pretty busy or I have a tendancy to get realllly home-sick for FL. We’ve learned the busier I am, the less I miss it.
Post # 12
We go on dates at least once a week — but usually just a nice dinner or bottle of wine at a wine bar. We don’t ever really go to a movie or do anything creative like that. Maybe our “dates” have gotten routine?
Post # 13
Well our lives are kinda crazy right now, so we havent gone out together in awhile. But this weekend we are going out to a nice restraunt and to the movies 🙂
Post # 14
real dates? like once a month. we see each other almost every day and we just can’t afford to constantly going out and enjoy the comfortableness of being a longterm couple. plus, we have so many obligations to “go out” for family and friends events, so we usually spend our alone time at home. Once, you’ve been dating a while its normal to go out a little less. but its fun to have a nice dinner or movie every once in a while.
Post # 15
Hmmmm…. we try to do it every so often, simply because we have two kids under 10, a 19 year old (from a previous marriage on his side) and two different work schedules. It’s not easy, but we manage it every so often.
In fact, we have one coming up Friday that I asked him about and, since the 19 year old agreed to watch the younglings, we’re set for a fun night out. Even if it’s a movie and browsing a bookstore and just driving around a little.
Sometimes we manage it once every month, sometimes several times a month, other times we go several months before having a night out together. We DO make up for it at home, though. Usually with family nights then with just us snuggled on the sofa watching a movie while the munchkins fall asleep in their rooms.
Post # 16
birthdays annnnnnnnnnd maybe once in a blue moon but pretty well never (i don’t count going for drinks/sushi with friends a date).