To light the Spark back into your marriage

One of the things that I look forward to is date night.  We don’t have a particular night that we set aside for our date night like a few couples that I know but we make sure to Always stay connected by making time for a little romance.

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Date night doesn’t always have to be as elaborate as a staying at a five star hotel and it doesn’t have to just be dinner.  There are no rules to date night and no limits on keeping that spark lit in your marriage.

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Just do it. 

You and your spouse can take turns scheduling and making arrangements for date night. My husband says that he is the king of romantic date nights. I don’t compete with him but he always feels he has to come up with something to top the last date that I planned.  It’s all in fun and we laugh and joke about it. But each one of us claims to be the date night champion.

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Go to a concert

Fantasia. Singer, actor and American Idol winner.

I love surprises especially when it’s not my birthday. One particular date night my husband and I purchased tickets to see my favorite R&B singer, Fantasia.  While I was having cocktails in the lounge before the show, he told me that he was going to the restroom and would be right back.  He went downstairs to the box office and traded our row five tickets to front row seats center of the stage.  When he came back and walked me all the way down to the stage, I almost passed out.  I even got to take photos and videos with her.  Needless to say he won date night that evening.

Visit a comedy club

My husband and I with Queen of Comedy comedian Sommore at Carolines on Broadway.

Who doesn’t need a little laughter in their life?  Laughter will keep the romantic sparks flowing in a marriage. The stress of work and bills and other day to day things that you have to deal with can sometimes damper your spirit and put stress on your marriage making comic relief completley necessary.

We found a comedy club in NYC that we like to frequent on date night and there are several reasons why we like it so much. Carolines on Broadway is one of the most famous comedy clubs in the United States but the tickets prices are pretty reasonable and usually range around $40.00 per person.  

When you make dinner reservations in the restaurant area your seats for the show will be reserved and usually there’s selective front row seating.  You can also surprise your honey and upgrade to one of the packages.  For example, the Gold package includes VIP Priority check in, reserved seating, and top shelf open bar cocktails during the show.

We’ve had the opportunity to share laughs with some of our favorite celebrity comedians at Carolines including one of my favorite Queens of Comedy, Sommore.

Water Taxi and Dinner

There’s something so calming and romantic about being on the water.  If you’re not quite ready for a cruise or if you’re on a limited budget and live near the water you can  take a water taxi as your transportation and for the date night ambiance.

When my husband and I visit Baltimore Harbor in Maryland our favorite thing to do is purchase tickets for the water taxi.  It’s fun, relaxing, and very inexpensive because you pay one price and can ride the water taxi all day long.  An adult all day ticket pass is $14.00 dollars.  My husband and I usually spend the day riding on the water taxi going to and from attractions.

In the evening we get dressed up and ride the water taxi to our favorite restaurant, Captain James Crabhouse. The restaurant has a dock right outside.  You can enjoy outdoor dining overlooking the water and watch the many boats passing by.  When you’re done eating the water tax stand is right there for you to hop back on and cuddle up next to your lover on the ride back to the harbor.

Visit a 24 hour spa

The big new trend on the east coast is 24/7 Spas.  We found the perfect spa for date night in New York City and the best part  is you are not on a time restraint.  Juvenex Spa NYC is open 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.  You can enjoy your time sightseeing in the city.  Grab a bite to eat and when you’re ready to wind down bring your loved one to the spa for a romantic night to remember.  Choose from the couples package or get several services a la carte. The only thing you have to do is relax and be pampered.

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What are your favorite things to do for date night? I would love to learn new and exciting adventures.  Let’s chat about it in the comments below.  Leave a comment below or get the discussion started on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. You can also email me at

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