We place so much emphasis on romantic date nights and how much they can enhance a passionate marriage. However, afternoons would work just as well and maybe even better. Having a romantic lunch date can feel much more illicit and adventurous and it also reduces some of the stress of trying to find time and make arrangements for a date night.
Dr. Stephanie Smith has a some great tips on making a romantic lunch date.
She’s a clinical psychologist in Denver, CO and even though her post was about using a romantic lunch date to combat the winter blahs, we think she’s got some great tips to use in any season. Her first tip is simply to make it happen, no matter what.
Get a sitter, tell your boss you have a dentist appointment, raid the piggy bank – do whatever you need to do to get away to some place special for lunch.”
Her second tip is all about the conversation and the rules thereof. She’s quick to point out that you don’t want to spend your date talking about the same stuff you discuss every day.
Good food and time alone are great, but what about conversation? To get the most out of a romantic lunch with your partner, try this: Keep family business off the table. By that I mean no talking about the business of running your household and family.”
Dr. Smith says these topics should be off-limits:
Instead, center your conversation around these subjects:
*dreams for the future
*anything that doesn’t involve family, money or work!
We think stealing away for a lunch date is an awesome way to toss some romance into an otherwise chaotic week and over-scheduled relationship. Try scheduling a romantic lunch date with your mate at least once a month if you can’t make it a weekly “affair”. We think you’ll love the results.