How to date every week guaranteed. Really?
It sounds like something that you would see on a singles dating website or in your spam filter, right?
Not necessarily something that you would see on a website for old married folks like us.
But we all know that dating in marriage is just as important, if not more important, than dating in the single life.
The Challenge with Dating Every Week
The big problem with dating every week is that life gets in the way!
The week starts off with a busy Monday and doesn’t usually let up until sometime towards the end of the week.
Then the weekend hits. If you’re like most people, soccer games, trips to the hardware store, and chores somehow manage to eat up all of your free time.
Not too long ago, I was speaking with a friend of mine about dating. He said that he honestly couldn’t remember the last time he’d gone on a date with his wife.
He even said, “Come to think of it, I can’t even remember the last time we kissed!”
Keep in mind this guy was in his late twenties! He and his wife had only been married for a few years.
It doesn’t matter how long we’ve been married.
The fact remains that going on a date, at least once a week, is a very powerful tool to keeping the marriage alive and active.
How to Make the Date Happen Every Week
If the thought of planning a date every week seems daunting, don’t worry! It’s not as hard as you think.
I once heard a speaker talk about his goal of going on a weeklong vacation once a month. He said his friends and family thought he was crazy.
At the time, he said he also didn’t have enough money to go on a monthly vacation.
But he held to his resolve and improvised along the way.
The time came for the first vacation and instead of flying somewhere like Europe or the Caribbean, he took a road trip with his wife to his sister’s house who lived in the next state over.
They treated it like an all out vacation.
They kept up with the habit of taking mini vacations month after month. Eventually the money caught up and they soon found themselves taking week long vacations to exotic locations around the world.
The point here is to do something and make a habit of it.
Quick Tips for Weekly Dating
If the thought of going out every single week seems overwhelming, don’t worry!
First of all, the date doesn’t have to involve going to the opera every week!
In fact, my wife and I love grabbing some bread, meat, & cheese at the store and cruising to the waterfront. A nice bench and a view of the ocean is all we need for a totally satisfying date!
The date can be as simple or as complex as you want it.
Also, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Bread and cheese? It only sets us back a few bucks.
With the time and money doubts out of the way, you need to first decide on a set day of the week and stick to it. For example, you know that every Friday night is the official date night.
Picking the day is the first challenge. Just commit and make it happen.
Also, you should spend some time together and come up with some ideas of things you would like to do. This could even be your first date!
Go somewhere cool and make a list. It will come in handy for the followings weeks and months.
When the time comes, go out and enjoy your date. It may have been a long time since you’ve been on one!
After you’ve gone on your first official weekly date, get ready for the second consecutive week. Keep up the momentum right after your first date.
Make Each Other a Priority
The weekly date is an outward commitment of your inner desire to spend time with your loved one.
Think about it – you’re not going to reach the end of your life and regret all that time you spent with your spouse. You just won’t.
In fact, it will most likely be a big bragging point. “We’ve been married 50 years and never missed our weekly date…” something like that!
Go on a date… every week. Your life will be 1000% percent better because of it.