What is more frustrating than when the love of your life and yourself have LITERALLY talked about everything that has happened that day, that week, that month, etc. etc. You know it ALL!
Boredom, anxiety, worry…damn even hunger starts to set in. It's just a lame place to be when you know you want to be with the person…but something has burnt out…something has gone missing.
We have taken a fun little task upon ourselves, because we talk with TONS of people, EVERYDAY, to ask everyone at the stores, restaurants, and other areas where Leprechaun is sold and figured out their personal answers to these questions.
We have compiled a list of the TOP 4 BEST MODERN and UNIQUE "DATE-NIGHT" TIPS:
1 ) Have A Fun Congratulatory Dinner For the Smallest Things - BACKWARDS
Here is how you start. You and Boo sit down and look each other deep into your bored yet desperate eyes and say "Hey Babe, I got it!…Lets have a special dinner next time you do __(x)__. But here's the kicker. We have to go from Appetizer, to Entree, to Dessert BACKWARDS, AND they all have to be at DIFFERENT restaurants.
It is breaking up the mold!! Thats the key. Find a new place for every dish, every time. A new dessert. A new Appetizer. Look it up when y'all are not together. Share it on your phones or emails between each other to see if the other one is intrigued. Start yelping…TOGETHER! There is no rule that says you can't do whatever the hell you want for dinner…so do whatever the hell you want. And have FUN!
2) Bring home flowers. Randomly. No point. You're already buying drinks…pick up flowers.
I personally never got the hang of this until I found out how SIMPLE it actually is for the beautiful ascetic reward it gives, as well as the huge smile of surprise on the others face. Just find out his/her favorite flowers, and next time you're coming home from work and stop off at the grocery store to pick up some drinks or food, swing your happy butt towards the flower department. Pick up a $20 bouqet. Put it delicately in your car. And hold them behind your back before you give them to her or him…add the extra surprise! Why the hell not.
3) Pick a night of the week for Red Box and Drinks
Act like when you were 16 years old and your mom called up the stairs into your bedroom saying "that door better still be open!" - but all you're doing is watching TV with your high school sweetheart.
Find some good movies out now on Red Box. You can find them online or in the actual boxes all throughout town, and dedicate one night to turning the lights down low and hanging out together. Get a nice glass of something great to drink. Get some popcorn or hummus, or whatever…carrots…whatever you eat. And just watch the movie. Be there. DONT pick up your phones. Matter of fact. Make it a RULE to turn OFF your phones during movie night. It defeats the whole damn purpose when she's on instagram stalking friends and he's on twitter.
Be IN THE MOMENT. DELVE. Delve into the movie. Talk about it when its done. Talk about funny scenes, or things you didn't get, or even goofs you saw in the movie. But once again the main point - just HAVE FUN!
4) Last, but not least, Take A Walk
There is nothing more romantic than finding a beautiful, safe, romantic walkway or sidewalk and just walking slowly and talking. The talking literally just comes. And the beauty of a starry night, and cool breeze, a full moon, or an approaching storm. It doesn't getting any better than that when you're with the one you love the most.
We also heard this multiple times and it sounded like such a wonderful idea - "Walk after your dinner, even if you're at a restaurant." Just pay your bill, drop your purse or what not off in the car, and take a walk around the block. Walk down some streets you've never seen before. Go gander around the shops near the restaurant.
There is only one main backbone/skeleton in all of this - it's all about RANDOM FUN! There is no reason to be in a relationship unless you feel like you're in third grade most the time, but when you need to be a 25+ year old adult you can be. My parents are now in their sixties and literally act like two 15 year olds just with a lot more money. It was weird at first, but now its refreshing!
Date nights are for fun. That is it. They are your best friends! Make them smile. Make them happy. Do nice things RANDOMLY for them.
I hope this sparked a few fun ideas! And remember … buy some flowers. Take a Walk. Have random dinners for congratulations of minuscule achievements, and rent movies.
PS: TURN YOUR DAMN PHONE OFF. "Learn to be there for them now, and they will be there for you forever."