If you have searched for marriage advice recently, you have probably come across the concept of dating your spouse. Research shows that continually dating your spouse after marriage is a great way to strengthen your relationship and keep things exciting. It is a great way to show your partner that you care about connecting with them and enjoy the time you spend together.
What Keeps You From Dating Your Spouse?
Based on a research poll by Focus on the Family, 50% of people say the No. 1 reason date night gets canceled is because they are too tired to go out or to plan something special. This is where DateBox can be a hassle-free way to keep dating your spouse when you are out of ideas or don’t feel like going out. Datebox is a monthly subscription helping couples rediscover date night. Each month they create a fun, unique date night for you and your significant other, and send you everything needed to enjoy it. Each month is different, and a surprise! Your box might have dance lessons, a gourmet cooking class or an evening of art, cheese & wine tasting.
Hear What My Friends Had to Say About Datebox
Recently I had some friends question the concept of dating your spouse so I offered them the opportunity to try a DateBox and tell me what they thought of it. The DateBox they received was a homemade herb garden kit. They were able to make the pottery, decorate it, mix a drink, sit back and talk while the pottery baked, and plant their herbs afterward, all while enjoying the personalized Spotify playlist. Every aspect provided by DateBox.
Let’s talk about the extras in the Datebox. What did you think about the personalized Spotify playlist? This sounds like such a cool part of the Datebox!
Him: I remember her saying several times, “I love this song.” It was great having something in the background to set the mood, but it was also nice not having to pick the songs we listened to.
Her: I liked the playlist. It was uplifting and light hearted. It set the mood for fun!
What are your thoughts on the drink mix Datebox provided?
Him: It was very easy to make and I don’t have a lot of experience making drinks.
Her: They provided us yummy strawberry lemonade mix. It was great to drink on its own or you can mix it with your own liquor.
How did you feel about the Datebox activity?
Him: It was a blast. We laughed and got to work on a project together and share our creativity with one another.
Her: The activity was great, I liked that there was enough clay to do 3 pots – one for you, one for me, and one for us to mold together. We shared lots of laughs because the pots didn’t turn out perfect!
Did you enjoy the Discussion Questions?
Him: It was relaxing and I didn’t feel pressured to come up with talking points. Sometimes when you have been together for so long you feel pressured to find something new to talk about. This definitely helped with that.
Her: I really enjoyed the talking points. We took turns asking the questions and it didn’t seem pressured. And they were good questions!
What was your Favorite Part?
Him: I really liked molding the pottery. We worked together and it was a unique activity we have never done before.
Her: My favorite part was the DateBox questions. We just sat on our couch with our drinks and went back and forth asking and answering the questions. It made me feel close to him.
What were your expectations?
Him: I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleased with the date. It was so much fun.
Her: I didn’t have many expectations before we tried the Datebox. I was mostly excited to find out what our activity was going to be.
Did anything surprise you about DateBox?
Him: It was so cool to see that Datebox thought of everything. From the activity itself to the talking points of conversation during the night, it was great.
Her: I was surprised with how much the date box had for us to do! There was the music, the drinks, the questions, the clay and macrame. It was a full night of activities!
What were your first Impressions?
Him: I would definitely do another date box. Not having the pressure of planning another date was relaxing and so nice.
Her: After we completed the date I wanted to do another one! I felt close to my husband and more connected.
How was the DateBox different from a normal date?
Him: We put a lot of effort in our normal dates. Inevitably it gets hard to make every date as special as the last. Datebox is a great way to make each date unique, special and full of fun!
Her: Sometimes we get stuck in a rut doing the same dates over and over (dinner and a movie etc.) so I loved that it was a different activity. I liked that neither of us had to come up with a specific idea and there was no pressure to find something creative to do together. The box decided everything for us. It was refreshing and new.
After talking to my friends about their Datebox night, I’m going to try one for our next date night! You should too – no more excuses for not dating your spouse. I was really surprised after reading the research on why so many date nights are cancelled. I also know how important it is to date your spouse – I’ve seen date night work magic in so many struggling relationships. If you have been wanting to remove the pressure of date night and want a fun way to enjoy your spouse’s company without having to plan something or have the dreaded “where do you want to eat tonight” convo, then it sounds like Datebox is the way to go. Anyone who reads this blog can sign up for DateBox and get 50% off their first box when using the coupon code: MARRIAGEDOCTOR50
What are some of your favorite go-to dates? Give Datebox a try and let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you!