do married couple still go out on a date?

Philippines
October 14, 2008 1:05pm CST
i am just curious if married couples still go out and enjoy time together without the kinds in tow. given all the responsibilities in the family do you still find time together to date? please share.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
As married couple, make it a point to find time to be alone, just the two of us. When we go out, it doesn't necessarily mean that we need to spend money. It's just that, as husband and wife, we need it. It's an important factor in nurturing our relationship and keep it growing deeper. Sometimes it's just a walk in the park, going to the mall,or devotions/prayers and time to talk/share. You see, married couples need time together. Don't give your partner only the late-night hour when you're already exhausted. It's unfair. There must be a time wherein it's just the two of you, uninterrupted by the kids and free from any pressures from work or household chores.
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
hi there, thanks for the share. i totally agree with you that having sometime alone together keeps the relationship stronger and deeper. i hope all married couples will look at it this way too. have a great day!!
• Malaysia
14 Oct 08
I just got married.. but I'm pretty sure that I still will have dates with my husband when years gone by.. we still do now.. so it's nice...
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
hello, congratulations and best wishes to a fun-filled and happy years ahead of marriage!!! thanks for the post!!
@sunshine4 (8712)
• United States
14 Oct 08
My husband and I make a date night every so often. We use to go out once a week on a date, but now the money is tighter, so we do it about once a month. We usually go out for dinner or cocktails and appetizers. Sometimes we go alone, other times we get together with other couples. It is good to have adult time away from the kids. This is when we get to talk about things the kids shouldn't be overhearing.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
hi, thanks for sharing. talking and open communication helps a lot to make the relationship strong. have a great day!!
@jonesy123 (3951)
• United States
14 Oct 08
We don't really have the money to hire a sitter but once or twice a year we manage to have a night out on our own. That's usually when the grandparents are in town or we ask our neighbor. The latter we don't want to take too much advantage of. I know she would sit them anytime in a heartbeat, is like a grandma to them anyway, but she has a lot on her plate and I wouldn't think it to be fair to take advantage of her offer to sit them for free. Last we did it was three months ago on our anniversary. It was a surprise for me arranged by my husband, dinner and a movie. I do know couples who do this regularly once a week or once every other week. Couples do need time to themselves, be able to leave the house and enjoy some adult time, a dinner without crayons and kid menu;)
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
hi, that's really sweet of your husband preparing a surprise for your anniversary. thanks for the post!!!
• United States
14 Oct 08
ABSOLUETLY! If not we'd go insane! Couples need that time alone to remember what it was they saw in each other in the first place. TO feel those sparks again.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
hi that is so cute. indeed it is nice to rekindle the sparks even when you are always together. thanks for sharing. :)
@artibg (292)
• Bulgaria
14 Oct 08
i think they do. I mean everybody needs to go out for a while regardless of whether you're married. But i think that if i was married it would be boring to be with the same woman every time lol
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
hi, boring? if you think it that way.. i don't think youshould get marry. just my two cents. LOL.
• United States
14 Oct 08
Actually, my husband and I never really considered our time out to be dates, but yes! We go places all of the time, but we prefer our daughter with us. We'll go to the movies or our to dinner. We don't trust anyone to watch our daughter and we would hate for her to miss anything. I guess it's not really a date, but who needs dates when you already enjoy each other.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
hello, thanks for the post and your views regarding the topic. i too would not want to leave my children someday to other people. have a great day!!!
@shiloh_222 (5482)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
hi friend, i believe that couples should and must set aside to date. to keep the love alive and to de-stress and simply be in the company with each other, without the children being the 3rd, 4th and 5th wheels... hehehehe...all all the wheels of a truck... waahahahahaha.... happy mylotting.
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
hi there friend, i agree to everything you said. as if we are married... hahhahaha
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• Philippines
17 Oct 08
hahahhaa.... ya, you got a point... hehehehe
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• Philippines
19 Oct 08
LOL... have a great day!!!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
16 Oct 08
yes of course. It is always nice to be alone together, I mean without other people to consider. Sometimes, I feel that going out, is somewhat disturbing than staying home together along, without kids or anybody else. We can have a date together even if we are in the house? as long as we are alone no, disturbance. We can talk about anything we want. Eat special food we want to eat.. ahaha that's nice and romantic. You don;t need to spend to have a romantic date. Just stay home and have a special dinner without the kids.
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
yehey, that is really sweet and romantic. thanks for sharing!!!
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
My husband and I makes it a point to go out on a date at least once a week. With all the responsibilities and work throughout the week its so easy to get lost in the things we do that we tend miss out communicating with each other. Our date is the time when we catch up on whats happening in our individual lives and its also a chance to evaluate our family situation, if there are things that we need to change or to work on. Its not that we don't talk on other days but its different if you really spend time alone with your mate and give your full attention to what they have to say.
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
hi, great to hear that. i think weekly dates can also be a catching up time bet you and your husband especially if both of you do work. thanks for the post and have a great day!!!
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
14 Oct 08
My husband and I share a little boy together and it can be hard to get time for ourselves. I am a stay at home mother and my husband works full time. We are usually tired but there are some times when we can get a break and be able to go out and enjoy some private time. Yes, I guess you could consider us as dating once in a while.
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
hello there, congratulation with your lil' boy!!! thanks for the post!!!
• United States
14 Oct 08
There are married couples who still go out on dates. They probably leave the kids alone or hire a babysitter. If they don't have children then they have nothing to worry about.