Something that y’all may not know about me is that me and my boyfriend sam are long distance, and have been for almost the whole 3 years that we have been together. So date nights are very important to us. This is a time for us to reconnect and fill each other in on what has been going on in our lives. We have made it a point to have at least one date night every time we get to see each other.
So here is a little back story on us. Me and Sam met in Birmingham, where we are both from. I was a freshman in college at The University of Alabama and he had just graduated at Mississippi State. Quickly into our relationship Sam got accepted into grad school for his MBA in Pittsburgh, where he lived for the first two years of our relationship. After graduating, Sam accepted a job in Atlanta which is only 2 hours away from me. Even though we are much closer now we are both very busy with work and school that we may only get to see each other every two weeks. So date nights are very important to us.
So, a great date night has multiple elements that go into it to make it as close to perfect as possible. For us the three elements are great food, delicious drinks, and a beautiful outfit (the last one is mostly for me). Even after you have been with the same person for over three years you should try to always look your best for those special nights.
For this particular date night we opted for dinner at a new Asian fusion restaurant in Birmingham called EastWest and then ended the night with drinks at the new Elyton Hotel rooftop bar. Although, we got caught up in our date night and didn’t document the part at the rooftop. This is sometimes the best part of a date night, when you get so carried away spending time with each other that you forget to document it.
For this outfit I decided to go with something more simple. I chose this gorgeous black slip dress detailed with white polka dots and a tasteful black lace trim at the bottom. This dress was the perfect mix of sexy and classy — which is the perfect date night combo. Men don’t care about all of the current flashy trends. When you are dressing up for your boyfriend/husband on a date night you should keep it more simple, feminine, and down to the basics.
Other great date night ideas:
- Picnic and a movie in the park
- Visit a museum
- Professional sporting event (mine and Sam’s favorite)
- Visit one of your local breweries
- Food/wine/beer festival
- Speakeasy (these are becoming very popular lately and are fun and intimate)
- Skyline Park rooftop carnival (for all of my Atlanta residents)
- Rent bikes and hit all of your local hot spots