Jaileigh Speaks

Marriage and Family Matters

#8 Make Date Night a Priority

When I say make date night a priority, I don’t mean you have to go out and spend money. Date night in can be just as fun and beneficial at home. Taking time out during your week or toward the end of your week is a great way to relax and spend time together as a couple.

Put your kids to bed at a decent time OR if you have a friend or relative that would keep your kids for you, enlist their help. (If you don’t have kids, have date night anytime!) Put your phones away for 15-30 minutes. Focus on each other. Make eye contact. Talk. What are some things going on that make you happy? What are some things going on that could be better? Don’t know what else to talk about? I will leave a list of things to talk about at the end of this post. Cuddle on the couch during or after you are done talking. Forget talking and watch a movie. Be intimate. Forget the movie and just make out. Use your imagination! Get creative!

If you have some money set aside to go “out” for a date, don’t forget to put your phones away while you’re out too. You can still have quality conversation while you are out together. If you go to a restaurant that seats you in a booth, sit next to each other rather than across from each other. This way you can hold hands or put your arms around each other while you wait for your food! Go see a movie and hold hands. Sit in the back of the movie theater and steal some kisses.

Try date night “in”. There are no rules and so many possibilities! Never stop dating your spouse!

As promised, here is a list of fun questions go get your conversation going:

  1. Name one thing on your bucket list.
  2. Who was your first crush?
  3. Name the first C.D. you bought.
  4. Name your favorite movie.
  5. Name your least favorite food.
  6. Name one place you would like to visit.
  7. Name a celebrity you would like to meet.
  8. Name your biggest fear.
  9. Where I your favorite spot in your house or apartment?
  10. What is one thing that you do every day?
  11. What is your dream job?
  12. Name your favorite snack.
  13. What would you do with one million dollars?
  14. Name your favorite snack.
  15. What was your favorite childhood television show?
  16. Name one thing you have never done.
  17. What is your best quality?
  18. Name the location of our most memorable kiss?
  19. Name a movie that you can quote.
  20. What television channel do we watch the most?
  21. What is your proudest accomplishment?
  22. Name one guilty pleasure.
  23. Name the location where exchanged “I love yous”.
  24. Name a favorite memory from childhood.
  25. Name something that inspires you.
  26. Name your least favorite household chore.
  27. Describe your perfect day.
  28. Name a weakness you have.
  29. What is your favorite memory from dating me?
  30. Which of your kids are most like you? (If you don’t have kids, do you picture yourself having kids?)
  31. When/how did you know you loved me?
  32. What did you learn about marriage from your parents?
  33. What do you see yourself doing when you retire?
  34. Did you like high school or college better?
  35. What was your favorite class in high school?
  36. What was your favorite class in college?
  37. Did you have a collection as a child?
  38. Where did you see yourself 10 years ago?
  39. Where do you see yourself in 20 years from now?
  40. Name a teacher who had a positive influence on you.


  1. Mary Angela

    Although my husband and I dated for four years before we actually got married, we completely forgot to “date” each other after marriage! Life became so routine for us, that we were too busy to actually make time for each other. It took us a couple of months to realize that even though we were so close, and spend our days and nights together, that we never actually spend time together! So we started Date Nights. We try and make it happen twice a week at least! And it’s so much fun! Just wanted to thank you for sharing this post. This gave me a great idea for my next post. ­čśÇ


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