You've all heard the sage advice...make dating an institution in your life, even after you are married!
Ian and I totally agree with this statement, in theory, but were too poor for the last year or so to make it more than a monthly/bimonthly event.
Now that we are "settling," in, ie a full time job, a home where our parents don't also live, and a dependable (albeit teeny tiny,) paycheck, we decided to make a commitment to "dating," each other again on a weekly basis.
We thought that the weekend would be a good time to try to stick to, but after realizing that the Arab world has a different weekend than the Western world (I believe we'll have "off," on Friday and Saturday, which is the UAE weekend, but we'll be living in Oman which has a Thursday-Friday weekend, weird huh?) we realized that we wanted to start getting ourselves prepared for that lifestyle, so we are trying Monday nights as date nights.
It's a good night for us, because Mondays are usually so depressing and hard anyways, so its been nice to have something to look forward to without tying up our weekends!
Two weeks in and so far so good! It feels really great to drop everything, get out of the house, and spend time with my husband. This week was a double date with our friends, and we ate at a cafe and saw Iron Man II (which was great!)
I can't wait to see what else we get to do together this summer and to see how date night will look when we get to the UAE!