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Newly Wed – “Dating After the Big Day”

Being married is great! But just because you’ve said “I do” doesn’t mean you have to stop dating. Bliss and I enjoy our weekly date nights.  We set aside time each week just to spend time with each other. With 52 weeks in a year who wants to do the same old dinner and a movie every week? Definitely not the Spillars! Here is a list of some creative date nights Bliss and I have enjoyed or plan to enjoy very soon.

Cards and Coffee:  Bliss and I LOVE coffee, and because we do, we spend a lot of time in coffee shops around town. We love to sit and sip good coffee and play a card game or two.  If you are on a tight budget this is the date for you, it usually comes in under $10.00.

Get Competitive: Choose a sport that you both love or know nothing about. Enjoy the evening playing it together. Take a golf lesson at a local golf course, or hit some balls at the driving range. Grab a racquet and tennis ball (or four if you’re a beginner) and have a tennis match. If tennis isn’t your thing one-on-one basketball is also fun with someone you love.

Build a Fort: By far one of the most creative dates my husband has planned was the night he built a fort in the living room.  You know… the kind you build as a kid with bed sheets.  When I entered the fort I found tons of comfy pillows and blankets, popcorn, soda, and stand-up comedy.  We snacked, laughed and snuggled. What a great date and an even better memory.

Chopped: We love watching the Food Network, especially the show “Chopped”. The show inspired me recently  to plan a fun date night. Head to your nearest supermarket and choose three or four distinct ingredients that your significant other MUST use in the meal they prepare for you. Turn some music on, and enjoy the evening in the kitchen cooking up some delicious and interesting meals for each other.

Continuing to date each other even after being married helps us keep things fun and fresh. It allows us to try new things as well as learn more about each other.  I hope these date night  ideas help you spice up your future date nights. Enjoy!

~ Shelby

*Photos from top to bottom by: ccarlstead; Rob Boudon; Dear, max and illustir.*

  • Wedding Music Central - Love it! It’s so important to continue “dating” each other, to provide that sense of spontaneity & excitement. An evening in the kitchen is my personal fave 🙂

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