I’ve been in a pretty stable and healthy relationships for about seven months now, and things are going great! I enjoy every second I get to spend with them. Unfortunately that isn’t as often as I would like. As someone who works two jobs six days a week and runs two blogs, date night is often compartmentalized to scheduled events. Ugh, how unromantic is that? But I’m sure many of you can relate.
Ain’t Nobody Got Time For Romance
A lot of people in this generation claim they don’t have time for a relationship, and I can’t really argue with them. But when you find someone that makes you want to make time to see them even when you have no extra time to give, you have to honor that and make it work! That’s love, baby.
So what are your options when your schedule only allows for late evening rendezvous? That automatically discounts anything that can be done during the day, like hiking, going to the park or zoo, and even going to the museum. Everything around me shuts at five or six o’clock. Womp!
There’s always the bar option, but as someone who doesn’t drink, and has a partner who also doesn’t drink much, neither of us find that idea particularly attractive. And you can only go out to dinner so many times in a week before feeling bloated and broke. So again, I ask: what options are there?
I’ve thought a long time about this, and the following is a pretty rad list of date night ideas for you and your boo.
Date Night Ideas For Busy Couples
- Movie Night In
- Movie Night Out
- Be Mallrats
- Loiter In A Bookstore
- Loiter In A Parking Lot
- Go For A Night Drive
- Get A Hotel In Your City & Act Like Tourists
- Cook A Meal Together
- Take Your Camera Into The City For Night Photography
- Go Ghost Hunting
- Have A Game Night
- Bring A Blanket Outside & Sleep Under The Stars
- Yeah, Fine. Go To The Bar
- Get Sunday Brunch
- Take Them To Church
- Have A Video Chat
- Solve An Internet Riddle Chain
- Watch True Crime Documentaries
- Get Coffee At A 24 hr Café
- Have A Work Date
- Meet Up For Dinner
- Get Together And Sleep
Quality Over Quantity
All of these suggestions can be done in the late evening or night, which fits around the absurd level of work that myself and others may deal with. The dates don’t always have to be long drawn out affairs. Sometimes they can be a ten minute video chat to catch up and make sure they know you love them.
The length of the date doesn’t matter. What matters is that you took the time out of your day and they took time out of theirs to get together. Relationships are a lot of work. They are made of sacrifice and compromise. If you aren’t ready to make time for a relationship, that’s fine, but remember to be honest about it up front.
And if you love someone and they love you, anything can count as a date, as long as you are doing it together. Your whole relationship just becomes one giant date eventually. You could be grocery shopping and your partner could look over at you and say “I love you.” and you will know it’s true, and everything will seem right with the world. Yeah, that sounds dorky, but guess what. It’s true!
Thanks for reading! Do you have any other date night ideas for the overbooked couple out there? Let’s hear ’em!