Ask your spouse out on a date – Schedule a date and time, get the sitter and find a place to go.

It doesn’t have to be complicated.  Go to your favorite restaurant and talk.  Tell the waiter you will be there for an hour and not to rush the foods.  Take time to relax.

If going to a restaurant isn’t your thing, you could go for a walk, go bowling, or go play Laser Tag together.  Heck, you could even do indoor skydiving! 

The key is to do something together that is fun.  Something that reminds you of when you were dating.

Dating shouldn’t go away just because you are married.  We need these times away to reconnect with our spouse and get to know them like we did when we were dating.

What if you don’t have the money or ability to go out on a date right now due to finances, health issues or difficulties finding a babysitter?

Not a problem!  Schedule a date night in.  My husband and I used to do this more when our children were little and also when finances are tight.  Or, heck, when  we are both exhausted from the day!

Need some ideas for low to no cost date nights?  Download the “10 No to Low Cost Date Night Ideas”.

Whether you are going out or spending the evening in, make sure to talk to each other.  Put the phones away! 

Do you find it awkward to talk about yourself or things other than work or the kids? No problem!

I have created  a “20 Questions” worksheet to take with you!  Take this worksheet to help get the conversation started.  Get to know your spouse all over again!