Date Night: Game Night

This may not sound like a typical date night but it meets many of the aspects you may find necessary to call a meeting a date. Food, quality times, new memories and the possibility of sex at the end of it. J So why not plan a gathering for a few friends.

Ease (2/5)  

Friends bring games and their favorite drink; you provide a venue, some snacks and music for ambiance. That’s simple enough. The most difficult parts will probably be deciding on the guest list and trying to plan the event with your partner. To lessen the stress, each of you take ownership of one aspect and let go of the need to micromanage.

Cost (3/5)   

The cost depends on how fancy you want to get. If you have 6 friends coming over you can do pizza and wings or cheese and wines. The focus should be on the games and laughter, so don’t spend too much money trying to please everyone’s palate.

Fun (5/5)     

How much do you like your friends?  Seriously?! This determines how much fun this date is. If you don’t have a lot of mutual friends, get a good mix so that both of you can feel comfortable. This date is all about seeing your partner in different environments. How well do they host? Can they engage in conversations with your friends without getting annoyed or disgusted?  Don’t spend the whole night analyzing their behavior but it is a good time to see if their type of fun matches with yours.

Originality (3/5)   

Game nights happen all the time but not many are considered dates. Planning the night together and making it a place for both sets of friends to be comfortable can be a feat. Being able to enjoy each other in the process can make it more of an impressive accomplishment.

Post Author: Eboni Harris

Eboni Harris is a relationship therapist and Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Room for Relations and host of Room for Relations: Sex and Relationship Podcast. Through her education she has learned the skills and techniques to help individuals and couple love better, stronger and longer. Through life she has learned that taking care of yourself is the best thing you can do for you and the ones you love. Her goal is to help adults communicate with clarity and honesty, love with passion and intention and teach their offspring (little ones) the value of boundaries, compassion and trust.