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Favorite Married Date Night Activities

Next week I have a bonus day off and would like to plan something fun and new for my husband and I to do. He works third shift in law enforcement Wednesday through Saturday night and I work an 8-5 Monday through Friday. I am really looking forward to having this extra time with him so I'm looking for exciting ideas. He loves sports, we do enjoy movies, and we like to cook together. I am really open to any idea.

Re: Favorite Married Date Night Activities

  • Hmm, well hooray for time together! My husband works a similiar off schedule so I know your frustration in pre-planning. Here are some ideas, but I guess it really depends on you guys:

    Watch a sporting event (football/basketball/hockey) together. Perhaps you could both cook some snacks pre-game and leave the crock pot going during the game? Have a nice dinner post game?

    Go to a dinner and movie, or vice versa, discuss the movie at dinner.

    If the weather's nice go out for a walk/hike just enjoy the outdoors before winter. 

    I'm all for getting a movie and staying in as well. Maybe spend the day cooking then watch the movie at night after dinner? Get a nice bottle of wine and enjoy each other's company.
  • How about a cooking class? 
  • What did you do before you were married? Marriage doesn't have to change your dates.
    You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West
  • dutchgirl76dutchgirl76 member
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    edited November 2015
    LD1970 said:
    What did you do before you were married? Marriage doesn't have to change your dates.
    The issue for couples who work opposite schedules is that your time is super limited. The husband might not have worked this same schedule (or job) pre-marriage. Sometimes the short window you're together doesn't align with the hours of what you want to do.

    I just read this article the other day as firefighters have similiar (off/weird) schedules. It wasn't all that helpful since I'm like you working full time Mon-Fri  and go 48 hours without seeing DH, it rules out day dates or morning's out instead of nights but it might help spark an idea
  • Our best dates have been when we took a few cooking classes.  OUr favorite one was thanksgiving foods.
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