Date nights are tricky when you have known each other for ten years and have two kids together. You can't put too much pressure on the idea, but you also shouldn't avoid doing it because you are too tired/busy/not in the mood. A couple of hours out of the house on a weekday evening does miracles for a relationship which usually operates on exchanging messages about how did drop-off/pick-up went, or what's for dinner. So John and I try to have date night at least once a month and either do something different - like a concert or a party, or we simply hang out - a drink at the local main street plus long conversations about absolutely nothing in particular (and not about the kids for a change). Photos from our latest date night below. We liked the restaurant but loved the laundromat!