Whether you’ve been married for 50 years or you just met this girl, planning a weekday date takes finesse. Chances are, the lady you’re trying to impress has midweek responsibilities like a job, children and/or running a household. That’s why the best way to make weekday dates more romantic is to take thought, careful planning and on-point execution.
Let’s look at a few ways to have a weekday date and hit it out of the park.
1. Keep it early.
Scheduling dinner at 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night isn’t a good idea. It will be 11 p.m. by the time your girlfriend/wife gets home from the date and she’ll still have to prepare for the next day.
Keep it on the earlier side (7:30 p.m. is ideal) and watch the alcohol intake. Being hungover at work is no fun.
2. Keep it mellow.
She might be feeling midweek stress from her job or parental responsibilities, so plan a mellow, relaxing date to help her recharge. A beach picnic, couples massages or pedicures, takeout and a movie or a long bike ride to your favorite taco stand are all great ideas.
“Plan a date that will help her
recharge en route to the weekend.”
3. Be spontaneous.
Spontaneity breeds romance. Say she’s been talking about refinishing her coffee table for the past six months. Pick up some sandpaper, wood stain, sushi takeout and a bottle of wine and when she thinks you’re picking her up for a dinner date, say “Nope. We’re staying in and I’m going to refinish the table for you.”
4. Make it during the day.
My husband and I both work from home and our three year old is in preschool. It can be difficult to find babysitters at night, so we plan day dates where we’ll have a nice lunch with wine and then go home and take a nap.
Whatever you decide to do for a midweek date, just remember to be thoughtful and conscious that she might be having a stressful week at work or is overwhelmed with parental responsibility. Plan a date that will help her recharge en route to the weekend.