Clear your evening. Get rid of the kids. Forget vegging on the couch. Grab your spouse and hit the town.
Dating your spouse is important. I mean really important. Doing meaningful things together is a critical life line to maintaining vibrancy, attraction and desire for each other. Stop making excuses and let’s do it!
Here’s what inspired me.
I don’t know about you, but I know I did a better job of dating my spouse before we got married. I was creative and did things I knew would impress her and get her to like me. Now that we’re married and I have the girl, I don’t prioritize date night and intentionally pursue Kristen like I used to. And when we do go out, it’s often nothing super creative. Rather we fall into routines of dinner and/or a movie.
So Scott Kedersha complied this: 124 Killer Date Ideas
As Daniel and I read through these today we were inspired even more. So we came up with our own version of Dallas Dates. Here’s our list for our city… which is much smaller than Dallas.
I dedicate this to the town that has made me one of its own.
25 Cheap Date Night Challenges in Chillicothe/Ross County Ohio.
Coffee and donuts at the Crispie Creme counter
Walking the flood wall at sunset
Go swinging at Great Seal Park
Ride the crazy tire thing at Yoctangee Park
Buy dinner for one of the card board sign men and ask his name.
The Goodwill Gift Challenge: go to Goodwill with $5 each then shop for your partners dream gift
Get sandwiches and dessert at The Old Home Place
Take snacks to all the people waiting in ER on a Friday night
Ice cream on the patio at Twin Dairy (Bourneville)
Share the DeGarmo Pizza at Fire and Stone Pizzeria on Paint Street
Walk the trail at Hopewell Mounds National Park
Kiss on the courthouse steps
Build a fire, catfish on the banks of the Scioto River
Old fashioned picnic at Seip Mound
Friday night football game at a local high school
Open skate night at Cavalier
Visit puppies at the Humane Society
Go to Chillicothe Civic Theater production
Saturday night at the Paint Valley Jamboree
Sumburger Drive-in dinner
Visit the Ross County Historical Society museum
Coffee at Schlegel’s
A day at Paint Creek State Park
Disc golf at the course of the wife’s choice