Do you still date your mate since the kids?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
December 18, 2007 9:10pm CST
Since you had kids, do you still go out on regular dates? Do you set aside a few nights a month to go out to be alone with your loved one? How do you manage this if so?
4 responses
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
I always set up a time to date my significant other. If the budget allows we will go out as many times as we like, but if it doesn't, even one time will do. Dating your spouse is still important even after the kids. It lets you spend some quality time with each other, grow older together and focus on each other. Usually, dates are set for when salary day is here. Even though it's not an expensive date, just enjoying each others company is the best. Happy dating.
• Abernathy, Texas
19 Dec 07
I think its important too, not just for the reasons you mentioned but time to be yourself too, and not just mommy. Not to lose yourself. I adore my baby but would love a date. We have no family here, but have just found a great babysitter - and feel we can trust her with the most important person in our life.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
19 Dec 07
My husband and I really enjoy the company of our child. We take her everywhere. But as a couple we do realize the need for some alone time. Alot of that alone time is after she is in bed. Sometimes we snuggle in bed and watch a movie. Sometimes, my husband will tell me a story he's writing. Or we read. Occasionally yes, we do get a sitter.But unlike some, we'd rather just have her with us.
• Abernathy, Texas
19 Dec 07
I agree that time with your baby is important - which is why I stay home with mine and will make sure I'm always there when he's in school. And,as you say, its important to have alone time with your hubby - our or in - to talk about grown up things to cuddle. I love that he tells you stories he's writing. And yes, I think reading together - or doing quiet activities together DEFINITELY counts.
• China
19 Dec 07
When I had a kid,I just stay at home and together with my family.Date,no,because I have many things to do.But sometimes I will miss the days I was together with my husband,of course,before the marriage.
• Abernathy, Texas
19 Dec 07
You don't date him now? The topic was about dating after the kids came - do you have any kids - and if so, do you spend time with your husband alone?
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
19 Dec 07
My husband and I still date. But only about once a month. My mom and dad keep our kids over night usually once a month. Then my husband and I go out to dinner. We usually rent movies too because with the kids gone its actually quiet enough in our house to watch a movie.