7 Ways to Reconnect With Your Partner During Date Night

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a casual date night with your partner where you get home from work, realize you both want nachos, and then venture out together to get takeout. Not every date has to be well-planned or extravagant in order to “count.” But there is something to be said for occasionally making the extra effort and using your date night as a time to reconnect.

This step may be necessary if you’ve fallen into a boring routine as a couple or if you haven’t been feeling as close as you usually do. “Date nights are a necessary element for relationships as they are reminders of who we are as a couple,” Sofia Robirosa, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, tells HelloGiggles. Life can get busy, and it’s all too easy to drift apart.

There are, of course, plenty of ways to remain close in everyday life. “Building rituals of connection into your day (i.e. giving hugs and kisses in the morning and before bed, having meals together, etc.) is just as important and often more easily accessible,” Jessica Small, M.A., LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, tells HelloGiggles.

If your relationship could use a boost, though, here are a few ways to make the most of your next date night and seriously bond as a couple.

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