20 Signs You're in Desperate Need of a Date Night

20 Signs You're in Desperate Need of a Date Night

Are you in your sweats each day by 5 p.m.? It might be time for a date night!


By Nicole Fabian-Weber

I won't lie: I kind of hate the term "date night." To me, it insinuates that you and your significant other are so busy that you need to allot special time to reconnect. But, let's face it: Most of us are so busy that we need to allot special time to reconnect with our partners. Sad, but true.

Wondering if your relationship desperately needs some quality one-on-one time? Here, 20 signs you're in dire need of a date night.

1. You cannot remember the last time you or your partner didn't have dishes to do and crumbs to wipe up after a meal.

2. You absolutely can’t recall the last time you and your partner made it through an entire dinner conversation uninterrupted. Or any conversation for that matter.

3. The majority of your conversations with your significant other revolve around children and/or work.

4. Your dress-up clothes are … oh, who are you kidding? You haven't bought any dress-up clothes in five years!

5. You can't remember the last time you left the house with a bag smaller than an overnight tote. (In fact, most of your clutches are in your child's toy bin.)

6. You can't remember the last time you dined at a restaurant that didn't provide paper placemats and crayons.

7. You're typically in your sweats by 5 p.m. every day.

8. There’s a third party in your relationship, and it’s whatever show you're binge-watching at the moment.

9. Usually, when either you or your partner leaves the house after 8 p.m., it's for two pints of ice cream. And diapers.

10. Your child wants you to leave her with a babysitter.

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11. The thought of choosing an "adult" restaurant to dine at is almost paralyzing, because OMG, who knows when you'll ever get out again?! You need to make it count!

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12. You fall asleep on the couch every night.

13. When you try on a pair of high heels, you basically feel like you're walking in stilts.

14. Your friends and family are constantly telling you that you need a date night.

15. You wonder if you'll be able to keep your eyes open long enough for a date night.

16. You and your partner have found yourselves sitting side-by-side in silence, typing away on your laptops.

17. More often than not, you're not wearing a bra.

18. The last time you saw a movie, buying tickets online wasn't an option.

19. You and your partner have texted each other. While under the same roof.

20. You recently found out that the last place you went on your date night has been closed for three years.

How can you tell when it's time for a date night?


Nicole Fabian-Weber is the mama of a toddler girl and a baby boy. She lives outside of NYC and writes for The Stir and numerous other online publications. Right now, she’s probably fantasizing about sleep.

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