Dating Tips

We currently live in a society where our need for more makes us lose site of what we already have. We put all of our hours into our work to realise that the simple things that those before us valued most.. Are free! Time is one of the most precious commodities on the planet and so is your relationship if you nurture it correctly.

Revitalize Your Relationship

Author Tim Urban said “When you choose a life partner, your choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone who’s day you will hear about 18,000 times” in other words, it is important to nurture your relationship, with love, tenderness and strength and especially time. Most individuals don’t realise the true value of quality time. Setting timeout for each other is not only a commitment but it is a necessity to keep the sparks flying in your relationship. Now everyone has different circumstances in life, some people are able to have a date night every week or every fortnight or even once per month. No matter what, you must schedule in that time and it must be labeled as “Date Night”. No excuses, no compromises. This goes for couples of all ages, you have to learn to enjoy your time with each other.


Now, for the date night! People assume that a date night has to include a fancy place to eat that is going to cost $500 for a steak the size of a 50 cent coin. No. There are so many simple date night ideas to really switch up the flow. I will give you a list of 5 great yet simple date night ideas below:


  1. Just because it is date night, does not mean you have to go eat at all. Go for an hour walk with your partner, talk life, talk family, talk work, talk about each other whilst you get your endorphins pumping. If you really want to step it up a notch, make it a workout date and do a HIIT workout together, that will definitely get you hot and sweaty and might even prep you for some late night fun. There are so many different tracks, scenic walking trails or coastal walks around that it will be hard not to find one that suits you!


  1. Go to a pizza shop near a beach, order a pizza that you both like.. If you don’t both like the same pizza then these days most pizza shops give you the option of having a split pizza with different toppings on each half. Take your pizza and go and sit by the beach, enjoy the fresh air and eachother company. If you can get a double whammy, try to get a beach that has a scenic view.

  1. Following up on the above idea, nothing is more romantic than when your partner puts together a picnic basket with all your favourite cheeses, hams, a bottle of Red or White and a little naughty dessert. Sometimes the simplicity of a date can actually make it an amazing one. Get a beach mat and find a nice grassy knoll with a killer view and spend the night really enjoying eachothers company.


  1. I can not miss the overnight hotel stay. Now, straight away your mind goes to sex, however there is so many different fun things you can do in a hotel room that don’t include sex. The first of them is sex. Ok just kidding. Most hotels have in room movies, spa’s, massage, room service or you can bring some board games from home. There are so many different things you can do. Lets be realistic now, you’ll also be having wacky hotel room sex that will keep you happy, fresh and rejuvinated.


  1. Go out to the movies, indoor golf, bowling, an arts and crafts night, a museum, a foodie market, do a cooking class together. There are so many different and fun things that you can do together if you just put your mind too it. Remember, your not just spending 5 hours together, you are making those 5 hours pure quality time.


Now that you have those 5 directions to head in, don’t forget to always keep your partner in the loop of what they like. Date night is together time (Babe I’ll play games and you watch is not classified).


One last thing, just because it is Date “Night” does not mean that you can not both set time for each other during the day. There are so many different ways that you can make your quality time with your partner happen…so just do it!    Even a simple trip to your local adult lifestyle center to pick up some goodies that will put a smile on your dial.