The longer you are in a relationship, the harder it is to plan a date night for you and your partner. As life changes, your priorities shift from having a fun night on the town with your partner to juggling work, kids, or anything else life throws your way. While all of the above are important, so is spending quality time with one another. There are ample reasons why planning a fun date night near you will be beneficial for your relationship.
You and your partner likely see or talk to each other daily, but how often is that conversation just surface level? You chat about the happenings of the day- may be about something that happened with the kids or something that happened at work. Before you know it, a week or more goes by, and you realize that you haven’t had a meaningful conversation. Date night gives you both the time to step away from the day-to-day and talk and enjoy each other’s company. Whether you’ve been dating for a few months or married for 30 years, this time to honestly communicate is important for relationship growth. At Bougie Bar, we recommend chatting while you make your candle and sip on your favorite bottle of wine.
Wilcox and Dew, authors of “The Date Night Opportunity,” point out that a date night is an opportunity to communicate, and this communication may help couples “deepen their understanding of one another and the relationship.” Communicating with one another is important because “individuals continue to change,” and over time, “as they and their relationship develop, they experience new challenges and problems”.
You’ll each be happier.
When you take time out of your week to spend time with your partner, you are letting them know they matter to you. By them accepting your invitation to a fun date night, you in return know they are prioritizing you. The research finds that women who spend time with their partner every week are four times happier than women who do not spend that time with their partner. For men, they are 2.5 times happier than those who don’t spend time with their partner. The study states that couples aren’t just happier with each other, but they are individually happier in general. Take the time to schedule a fun date night by booking spots at a Social Bougie Party for you and your partner.
You’ll be less stressed.
Life can be stressful, and your partner should be your go-to person for support. Sometimes the best way to distress is to step out of the situation and plan a night that is out of the ordinary. According to Wilcox and Dew, date night allows a couple “to enjoy time with one another apart from the pressing concerns of their ordinary life.” Date nights also may serve couples as an opportunity “to extend emotional support to one another in times of trial.” If your stress level is high, plan your date at Bougie Bar and let one of our team members find a scent that will help you relax at anytime.
There’s Value in a Truly Fun Date Night
Making the time for a fun date night is important. Researchers are discovering that “couples who engage in novel activities that are fun and active enjoy higher levels of relationship quality.” Scheduling an activity rather than just the traditional dinner and movie reduces a common tendency to take each other for granted.
Another tip is to take turns scheduling a fun date night idea near you so that there is a balance of each other’s interest, rather than one partner always picking their preference each time. Picking out each other’s candle scents and learning the candle-making process together is a great spin on the typical date night and you can’t find anything like it in Lafayette.
We encourage all couples to fully embrace a fun date night or day! Our candle-making experience is perfect for uniquely enjoying each other’s company. We’re located in Downtown Lafayette where there is plenty to see, eat, and drink. Bring fun to date night at Bougie Bar.