For two weeks, C has been telling me to block off a night (last night, actually) for a date night, mostly because he has been working a lot or one of us has been traveling and we haven't had much time together. Last night, he took me out to eat downtown and as the waitress was clearing our dishes, she said, "So, are you guys going to the show tonight? It seems like everyone here is going to see Ray Romano." As I was about to say, "No, I don't think so," C winked at me. Even though we often go to concerts or plays, we had never been to hear a comedy show and it was so much fun! Romano's show is mostly about observations on life, especially relationships. His riff on "vacation sex" vs. "home sex" almost made me cry and his observations about falling asleep at the wheel were hilarious.
So, if you've got a long-time sweetie and it's been awhile since you've had a leisurely evening together, it's time to plan a date night. Have fun!