It’s often next to impossible to go on a date to the movies with your spouse when you don’t have enough money for expensive box office tickets, and/or you have small children with no reliable babysitter. Sometimes, you might even have a spouse who doesn’t like to go out in a public arena for various reasons.
But with Simple Date Idea #4, you can avoid these pitfalls by making it movie night bedside . . . or sofaside, if you so desire!
Before the big night, be sure to . . .
- Have enough popcorn and desired beverages on hand
- Get the kiddos quietly and safely tucked in their beds
- Have a DVD or show queued on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. that both you and your spouse would like to watch
Then get the show started!
Now, don’t get me wrong! I’m not knocking dates that include a lot planning or investment. Those are great to do once in a while for special times and events.
But often, those kinds of dates, can become a burden for whomever is planning them, especially if it falls to one particular spouse time after time.
My husband and I love to go to the movies, but now that we have Netflix and Amazon Prime, we’ve been enjoying more movies and shows at home—bedside.
The last two movies we watched together were: “Eye on the Sky” and “Interstellar.” Eye on the Sky was good and suspenseful, but a little too intense for me; and Interstellar was more interesting to me, but we both felt like the plot was a bit too complex and perhaps implausible.
With that said, movies serve as a great basis for conversation—reviewing afterwards the things you liked or didn’t like, believed or didn’t believe, and why.
What was the last movie that you saw with your mate and what did you both think?
What are the pitfalls you face in trying to make this kind of simple date happen?
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