Date Night Idea: The Conversation Game
I love date night, even after 4 years of marriage. I look forward to it every time my husband and I plan one together. My favorite date night idea? The ones where we stay home and I can hang in my yoga pants and messy hair. Sure, I love getting all dolled up occasionally, but there's really nothing better than spending the evening with my best friend in yoga pants (that may or may not have bleach stains on them...) and hair that may or may not have been brushed that day...and he still loves me and wants to spend the evening with me. If that's not true love, I don't know what is.
We don't even have expectations for a fancy dinner, either, so there's no stress of cooking. Our favorite date night meal is throwing together a tray of cheeses, veggies (bonus points if they were picked from our garden just hours before), crackers, and fruit. Throw in a bottle of wine, and date night is on!
If you want to plan a similar date night this weekend (yoga pants and all), how about throwing in a fun conversation starter game? Have your significant other write a few questions on a small scrap of paper and fold them up (no peeking!) and you do the same. Throw them all in a cup, jar, bowl - whatever is closest to you that you don't have to go searching for (this is an effortless date night, remember?) and pour yourself a glass of wine. Spend the evening sharing answers to your questions and seeing where the conversation and the evening go. You may just learn a thing or two you never knew about one another!
And if you're at a loss for question ideas, here are a few to get your wheels turning:
- What is your dream for me?
- Where do you want us to be in 30 years?
- What is your favorite gift you ever received from me?
- What is your favorite thing that I do for you?
- How can I most appeal to your love language? (Bonus points: take the love language quiz together!)
Have fun with this! It's a fun way to learn more about one another and steer the conversation in a different direction than what you'd typically chat about on date night. Oh, and for real. Take the love languages quiz - my husband and I were surprised at our love languages, and we've both made it a point to appeal to the other's love language ever since we took it! Win-win.