Last month my husband and I went on not one, but TWO dates. Seriously you guys, having a babysitter is literally life changing, because instead of just talking about wanting to date my husband, now we can actually date! Hallelujah!!
The first date we went on was out to dinner with another couple we’ve known for several years. Since we couldn’t remember the last time we A) ate a meal outside of our home and B) ate out for dinner without the kids, we definitely enjoyed our time together. We got an appetizer, we ate our dinner slowly, we each got an “adult” beverage, and we had dessert. Oh yes, we also talked and laughed a lot. It was the whole delicious package. On top of that, we even went out for coffee after, and just talked. Dating is pretty delightful.
Our second date was an impromptu date of sorts. My husband took some time off work, and since he ended up actually working a fair amount during his “leave,” we decided to take advantage of one non-work-day day off and go out to breakfast since we had a sitter to watch the girls. That’s when we did part of our DateBox!
On a Date with DateBox
A lot of people asked about DateBox when I posted it on Instagram, so here’s the deal: it’s another one of those monthly subscription boxes, but this one has everything you need inside of it for a date! This was the first month of our subscription, and I’m totally sold.
January’s date included a scavenger hunt, complete with a check list of things to do and a selfie stick to document the whole thing. The date highly suggested going on a double or a triple date so you could compete against other couples, and while that would’ve been a blast, my friends and I all pretty much share the same sitter in this town, so the timing, unfortunately, would never work out.
Since we couldn’t participate the way it suggested, my husband and went out for breakfast one morning and then marked a few scavenger hunt items off our list. Really, we only got to about half of them, but we had fun, and I’m saving the other ideas, along with the selfie stick—obviously—in my purse for spontaneous moments down the road. The box also had, which we didn’t do (gosh, I’m really selling this thing, aren’t I?), a lantern and a candle/matches for each couple. The purpose for that is for you to write down your intentions for the year as a couple. While we didn’t do this part (because we aren’t near a body of water to let it float in), we did talk about the questions they provided.
I’m already excited for our next DateBox to arrive, and I actually pre-booked our babysitter for February!
Want to try DateBox for yourself? Sign up here, and use the code JESSICA25 for 25% off of your first order! Happy dating!!
The Five Love Languages: Our Assessment
Since I’ve been thinking about dating my man, I wanted to know what our Love Languages are. We both read the book back when we got married, a whopping almost six years ago, but since I can’t remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to take it again. The results were somewhat surprising, and totally predictable at the same time.
My Top Three Love Languages:
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
I actually thought Acts of Service would’ve been number one, because the way to my heart is a clean kitchen, an empty dishwasher, or clean, sorted laundry. Basically, my heart goes pitter-patter when my husband does an act of service. Words of Affirmation didn’t surprise me (although, I thought it would’ve been second) since communication is one of our top priorities. When a majority of your relationship is long distance, you learn to use your words in the most effective way possible. True story: I knew my husband was a keeper, because when we first started long-distance dating, he wrote in complete sentences. As for the Physical touch, I’m honestly surprised that’s in my top three. I mean, I like holding hands, hugging, and snuggling, but I don’t like it all the time.
My Husband’s Top Three Love Languages:
Words of Affirmation
I think one of my husband’s favorite things is holding hands or hugging, or just being physical close to those he loves, so before we even took this quiz, I had a very strong feeling Physical Touch would be in his top three. Words of Affirmation as the second love language surprised me again, but only because he tends to be more of the silent type. This tells me that we need to write each other more letters or spend some time leaving each other notes around the house…or something like that. As for quality time, well, I’m happy to see that on there. I know he would rather stay home and hang out instead of being somewhere with lots of people, so it doesn’t really surprise me to see that as a top pick for him.
Have you taken the Love Language quiz before? What’s your love language? If you haven’t taken it, take it now—you have to enter your email, but it’s only to send you the results. No spam that I’ve seen yet!
I’d love to hear how you date your husband—since we’re kind of brand new to this, I’m totally open to new ideas! Also, have you taken the Love Language quiz before? Did you match up with your partner?
This post idea, by the way, is brought to you from Belle Brita’s #LoveBlog prompts for February!
Check out all of the other topics she has going on this month!