(Closed) How often do you and your SO go out on dates?

posted 10 years ago in Relationships
Post # 32
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

about twice a week.

Post # 33
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Every Thursday night is date night for us.

Post # 34
123 posts
Blushing bee

@Gingersnap: Hi OP. The giant and I take each other on dates about once every other week now. It’s difficult to find time because our social group is extremely active and we pretty much only have time to ourselves during the day on weekends. The rest of our time together is with friends. I know, rough problem to have. But we do make an effort to take each other out.

I think the fact that I take him on dates too really helps with that. If I suggest a thing to do, and it’s a date, I pay. Then we’re still going out but the bill isn’t all on him. He does take me out more often, but only slightly more.

I say “if it’s a date” because if it isn’t a date, an official “SeattleMolly, can I take you on a date this Friday?” “Depends, where to?” “Well, I was thinking…” then I pay. He can treat me if he’d like, but since we both have jobs and I’m not his wife yet, he isn’t expected to pay for me. It’s my new take on an old classic.

As far as inexpensive ideas, PICNICS! Some of my favorite memories from last summer were picnics. We did a picnic at Folklife Festival (A hippy fest with folk music and street performers). We did a picnic on a tugboat on Lake Union followed by a FREE sailboat tour on Lake Union at the Center for Wooden Boats (http://www.cwb.org/ ). They do them every Sunday. Art walks are happening somewhere in the city almost every Thurs/Fri/Sat and those are free – Plus! They give you free wine and food. — Basically, check out what’s free where you are. Free is always inexpensive. 

The giant and I are trying to live more healthy lives, so the picnics help with that – It’s really simple to pack a salad for lunch and it’s much lighter to carry around. And getting a cute basket like this one

Picnic Plus - Mirabel 4 Person Picnic Basket - PSB-416


really helps make it more fun. The giant bought ours for $3 at a garage sale and it came with all the cups and plates and forks and e’rything. Also, it’s really fun to go for walks around parks in the city and have a picnic there. Bring a blanket and a boo of poems. We’re talking romance, babe!

Post # 35
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

usually once a week for dinner on the weekend. i dunno about calling it a “date” though, i mean at this point we do live together but we make sure we go out just the two of us rather often. 

i wish we did more during the day on weekends though, we are always busy and traveling to see a set of parents or something, and when we don’t have anything for once all we want to do is sit in the apartment and do nothing lol.

@gingersnap:  wish my bf loved to go grocery shoppng with me! maybe he would if it wasn’t such hell to grocery shop around here. it’s peaceful and calm where i am from, but here it’s a madhouse with too many people no matter when or what time we go. so he makes me go alone and i hate it 🙁

Post # 36
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We used to make a point to go out once a week but with our crazy work and school schedules and hecktic wedding planning (only 3 months! EEK!) we get excited when we can see eachother before bed!

Post # 37
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We hardly ever go out on dates. Our “dates” are normally on romantic holidays (V-day & NYE) or birthdays and they consist of dinner at a fancy restaurant and maybe a stroll downtown. On occasion we’ll plan a date night but we’re lucky if we average 2-3 of those a year. 

Post # 38
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Once a year if we’re lucky.

Post # 39
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We go out for dinner every Friday night, just the two of us.  We also do a fair bit together on the weekends (museums, beach, lunch etc.) just the two of us and then catch up with friends in the evening.    We decided long ago that we were going to go out to eat together, just the two of us, at least one night a week and that is a special time together that we treasure. 

Post # 40
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Once a month.  Our dating anniversary is the 9th of the month, and our wedding anniversary will be, too (coincidence, but makes it easier for Fiance to remember).  We try to pick a Friday or Saturday night that is close to the 9th of the month, just so we make sure we are having date nights on a regular basis.

Post # 41
7365 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Every couple of weeks we’ll go to our favorite Spanish resturant.

Post # 42
2379 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I say twice a week for simple ones like a movie, and about once every two months to a fancy restaurant or so.

Post # 43
4688 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Once or twice a week, sometimes more, but it depends on what you define as a date.

Post # 44
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well usually we go out at least once a week or so, but no longer than two weeks. However, since mother had surgery in my home town (which he and some of his fam members) did come up to see mom. We had time together, but it was nothing like a date. The week after that I came back into my town and resumed my norm—until, I almost burst with being overwhelmed… so my very good friend and his sister—went out of town for four days (he is constantly reminding me of how long we were gone) LOL.

When we came back in home I saw him at their church and we had some time together a bite afterwards- , but as far as our norm…All Out Date… we are ‘well over due’. It even looks like we won’t be having one this weekend (which he understands, but I hear the disappointment)… because I have to go home to ge my tag for the car (hometown). So, there she blows… I really miss him though. I don’t want to start getting too busy to spend time together. I don’t want to become comfortable not seeing one another. I have a good mind to take off work tomorrow and drive down to see him. We need that one on one together. Find a park or something… I’m longing for him.

Post # 45
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

1-2 times a week. we’ve been together 7 years, and have both realized that it’s important to do things you like together. (for us at least) we each pick something to do every week. i can honestly say i have learned to like a lot of things i never thought i would, and i’m grateful for that. plus, mixing it up and going out on dates keeps things exciting when the weekly schedule is work, school, sleep, repeat. 

Post # 46
5103 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wouldn’t say we go on “dates” per-say. But we spend as much time doing the things we enjoy together as humanly possible.

Sometimes we’ll go for a spontaneous motorcycle ride if the weather is nice. We try to walk the dog together, go out to eat with a big group of his family on Friday nights. And we always try to have a “movie veg-out night” where we just hang in our PJs, snuggle, watch movies and bicker about who is going to rub on who.


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