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How A Date Night When Married Is Like High School

Do you remember date night?  Whether you were celebrating an anniversary or simply spicing up a thank you God free weekend, fun quality time with your significant other hitting the club, fist pumping the night away, or catching the latest flick was just what you needed.

Now that we have completed high school, and securely settled into married life, whether its five weeks, five years, or even five decades, our main priorities have shifted.  However date night is a ritual we all need to revive, albeit 2 kids, and 9 years of marriage behind us reality is we are lucky if we get a waking moment alone together!  A sitter is a non negotiable, unless its family or extremely close friend they need not apply.  With limited options date night has sadly become a luxury we rarely indulge in.

Although the intimate romantic dinner dates,  a screening of the most current release, or a day of adventure is a distant memory,  my husband and I have managed to find another way to enjoy a date night in the comfort of our own home.

Movie night with verizon

With the kids asleep by 8, we ditched the smartphones, tablets, etc, gathered snacks, and a bottle of wine and cuddled up on the sofa.  As we pushed the on demand button on our Verizon Fios remote we were hit with questions. Do we watch a chick flick? Love story? Horror Flick? And there it was… Before our eyes, the movie that unintentionally brought us both back to our youth. Creed.

Both my husband and I grew up on Rocky movies, therefore Creed obviously was the perfect movie choice for us on this stay at home date night.

The thought of Rocky took us back to our teenage years.  As we laughed and reminisced on days of our youth, and the embarrassing choices we made, all before we ultimately rented Creed.  I then realized we couldn’t possibly have laughed this loud, and had this much fun in an actual theater.  Considering we nearly woke the kids, we would have for sure been kicked out!

When was your last date night with your spouse? or significant other?  

Have you tried to put the kids to sleep early and catch a flick at home? What did you watch?  

Disclosure: I am a Verizon Ambassador and this is a sponsored post, as always all opinions expressed are my very own.  

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    robin masshole momy
    at 1:47 pm

    I have had FIOS for years. I am a customer for life – I love it.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth O.
    at 8:23 pm

    Date night is essential especially when you already have kids. It keeps the fire burning. So make sure to make time for it as often as you can. Love that you made movie night special! Keep it up!

  • Reply
    Liz Mays
    at 9:37 pm

    I could use a date night/movie night like that. I really need to see Creed! We grew up watching the Rocky films too.

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    travel blogger
    at 10:31 pm

    I can’t remember the last time we had a night to ourselves. I would really love just an evening watching a movie without any interruptions.

  • Reply
    April G
    at 3:01 am

    I’m so jealous, My hubby was not a kind of sweet we even don’t have date nights. I wish your hubby was same as to my hubby

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    Parpar De real
    at 4:25 am

    Me and my wife would love date nights, we love watching movies every friday night

  • Reply
    Nikki
    at 4:26 am

    We also doing date night like yours, it’s fun and exciting.

  • Reply
    Ron Leyba
    at 6:28 am

    We could really use a date night. Hopefully we can do this every once in a while.

  • Reply
    Esti
    at 3:11 pm

    We cozy up to movies on date night too. No matter how busy you get, date nights are totally important.

  • Reply
    Christina Aliperti
    at 3:49 pm

    I remember putting my son to bed early when I wanted to watch something special. I haven’t done that in a while. I also haven’t had a date night in a while because we are so busy.

  • Reply
    Carmela Mempin
    at 6:33 pm

    You had fun for sure, my boyfriend and I dating normally and it was fun.

  • Reply
    Heather
    at 9:07 pm

    That’s usually our kind of date night too. We don’t have family to watch our kids, so it’s just us and we gotta wait til the kiddos are in bed to enjoy some grown up time.

  • Reply
    Rosey
    at 5:34 am

    I’d like to see Creed. Glad you had a fun night in. 🙂

  • Reply
    Terri Beavers
    at 8:48 am

    It’s been awhile since I had a date night. I love vegging out on the sofa with a good movie and glass of wine.

  • Reply
    CourtneyLynne
    at 11:16 am

    Ahhhhh a movie night with hubby sounds like a dream! Maybe one of these nights the toddler will go to bed early so we can watch a flick together

  • Reply
    Coralie
    at 8:06 pm

    This sounds awesome! I love sitting down with my hubby and watching a movie after the kids are in bed. We always have fun treats and snuggle. It is so nice to spend time together.

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