Everyone knows that date nights are essential to keeping a relationship alive and awesome. I think almost every couple has at least one or two nights a month where they leave the day-to-day slog at home and head out on the town for something fun and out of the ordinary.
It’s an exclusive time to bond with each other again, and catch up on the little things you missed hurrying through the work week. (Or school week, in my case). It’s much harder now that I’ve been so tied up with law school and Michael has a ton of work over at Google. But making time for each other is especially important when we are so busy.
Michael and I have dates nights pretty regularly – either out to the theater, or some trendy casual-chic restaurant, or a trek to some San Francisco event. At least once a month.
We sometimes do one thing different though.
We plan secret dates for the other person. This isn’t “secret” in the sense that Michael comes home completely unaware, and I whisk him off somewhere. I set the time and date, but he has no idea what we’re doing.
Since law school has started, I think Michael has felt a little neglected so I’m bringing secret date night back. Starting tomorrow night.
The “secret” part is just to add anticipation and a little bit more sass. It’s fun to guess and dole out hints. Also, since the other party has no idea what they’re doing, it’s an opportunity to plan some wild, out-of-the-box, strange dates. I like using my secret date night to completely bamboozle Michael. I want him to get to wherever we’re going and just think, “What the hell is going on?”
The last secret date night I planned was back in January (so I guess it’s been a while), but we went to a burlesque show. An amazing night that started with a stripping granny ended with both of us belting our hearts out at a karaoke bar.
Tomorrow night is going to be just as odd. And hopefully just as awesome.
Get excited Michael!
P.S. He has about three secret date nights blocked out in the next six weeks so I’m pretty curious as to what he has up his sleeve.