For many couples, 2020 was tough on relationships. Singles and newer relationships struggled to stay connected when they couldn’t do so in person. Married couples or those living together were faced with spending more time together than ever before, while also suffering from other stressors, like the financial impact of the virus.
But now that things are slowly getting back to normal, it’s time to bring back date night. If you want to make your next date night extra special, start the big day off right by slowly building some added anticipation. From flirty texts to fun gifts, there’s no shortage of ways to set the mood for you and that special lady in your life. Keep reading for a few ideas that you need to try on your next date night.
1. Send a Few Teasing Texts
Setting the mood for the day with some teasing texts is the perfect way to start building some anticipation for your big date night.
Start the morning with a sweet text or two, and build throughout the day. You don’t need to go full R-rated (and likely shouldn’t if you’re both at work), either. A few flirty words, a veiled reference to previous date nights or fun things that you have planned, or even just a handful of emojis can still set the mood and ensure that she’s thinking about your night while at work and running errands.
2. Buy Her Something Unique for After Your Date Night
Buying a unique and sexy outfit and gifting it to your girlfriend, wife, or fiancee before a date night out is a great way to start building some excitement for your evening out. But rather than opting for your typical lingerie set, why not choose something a little more exciting?
A sexy Halloween costume from a store like 3Wishes is a fun way to break free from the same old routines. You’ll both love the change, and might just find yourselves inspired to get creative in other ways as well!
3. Sprinkle Smaller Gifts Throughout the Day
Are you both spending more time at home still thanks to COVID-19? While a sexy outfit is both a great gift and a fun way to get you both in the mood for your big date night, sprinkling smaller gifts throughout the day can also help get the excitement building.
If you won’t be there to give her the gifts, label each one with a time that she should open it. You can also include a flirty note with each to heighten the effect. Some smaller items perfect for gifting ahead of a date night include:
- Sexy board games you can enjoy together for a date night in
- Handmade coupons for favors she can cash in on later
- Perfumes, lotions, or candles for setting the mood
- A bottle of champagne
4. Setting the Mood for Date Night
Whether date nights with your love are a regular occurrence or a bit rarer, setting the mood throughout the day is a great way to make your night even more special. By gifting her a fun outfit for the night and other small gifts and setting the mood with some fun, flirty texting, you’ll both spend the day eagerly awaiting your night out—or perhaps thinking about turning it into a night-in.