Dating your husband doesn’t always have to mean just the two of you. Its sometimes fun to be able to go on a double date or a triple date even. One of the best things about going on a double date with friends is that you get to spend time with those you hold close to you – friends and spouse! It gives you an opportunity to learn more about each other and sometimes get to do things you might not always get to do. I have found, you may too, that you have your “go to” couples – those that you are drawn to and really enjoy hanging out with – kind of like your other better halves. Not that you can’t and don’t enjoy other couples and times. But there are some that you just are naturally drawn to and comfortable with.
I know we have a set of friends that we really enjoy being with and truthfully, when we want to go out as a small group or as a double date, these few couples are the ones that immediately come to our minds. Sometimes conversation between husband and wife can get stagnant, discussing the same thing over and over again. Even if they don’t, having a second set of thoughts and opinions adds spice to the conversation. It adds that special something to the mix of the date.
A couple of fun and unique double dates come to mind with one of our favorite couples and close friends. Our good friend Michelle works with a rotary group and one of the events that they worked with was a charity event for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team – The Anaheim Ducks’ Casino Night High School Prom. The novelty of getting dressed up in prom bests, buying corsages, play gambling and hanging out dancing with the Ducks was only topped by getting to share it with our friends.
Another was the opportunity to go with them (same couple) to watch the San Diego Chargers face off against the Carolina Panthers. I have to admit as a daughter of North Carolina, I was sporting my Panther attire (underneath my sweatshirt as it got cold) and it was pretty cool to get the opportunity to watch them play living here on the west coast (well, and watching them win). But again, the best part of the day was the time with our friends. I love stimulating and intellectual conversation and that is what I remember most about that day – getting to talk and share thoughts and opinions on so many varied topics.
And then there are just the simple dinners out. I can think of so many different dinners out with close friends as double dates and how each has not only brought us closer to each other as couples but interestingly enough, they even bring us closer as a couple – husband and wife. So perhaps if your individual dating of your spouse is getting a little stagnant, or you just want to change it up every now and then, give your favorite couple a call for a night out or in – movie night anyone?
Until next post!