Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rekindling Your Romance With Free Dates From HowAboutWe for Couples

Enjoying our HowAboutWe for Couples date
For 10 weeks the summer before we got married Mr. Love Bird and I went to premarital counseling every Saturday for 2 hours, and if there's only one thing I took away from it, it was the importance of date night. We looked at each other and vowed to make it a non-negotiable priority and guess what? Sadly, it isn't.

With our hectic schedules and life with a toddler it's been nearly impossible to have a standing date night, but what has worked for us is carving out special time when we can fit in a date night and put it on our calendar (starred and marked in red!) as something to look forward to. That's why when I was introduced to HowAboutWe for Couples, a subscription service designed especially for couples, I knew it was something that would be perfect for us!

So how does it work? For $22 per month you and your significant other receive a new "Datebook" filled with pre-planned, one-of-a-kind experiences in your city. The monthly cost gets you FREE HowAboutWe Dates each month, sold-out tickets and members-only events, early booking on HowAboutWe Dates, up to 75% off other HowAboutWe Dates and Couples Rewards. Also if you don't want the monthly membership, dates on HowAboutWe for Couples can be purchased as a non-Member without the Member discount and other benefits. HowAboutWe knows how busy couples are. That’s why most dates are flexible and can be scheduled whenever you decide. Some are one-time-only scheduled events, like performances or special excursions.

It was so easy to pick our date from our date book - a Sunday night dinner at Olives. During the week leading up to our date we talked about how excited we were to have something to look forward to. We got dressed up and went into the city for our date night. From booking to the warm customer service at Olives everything was a delight. The ambiance reminded us of a Vegas venue we had been to a few months prior and although we had walked by Olives several times in the past it was our first time going. 

Our 4 course dinner was delicious - we selected calamari as our appetizer, a lobster pasta course then branzino to share followed by a warm chocolate pudding with salty chocolate crunchies perfect for the cold night. And besides the good food I didn't mind staring at my hot date either!

During this busy time of year it's so hard to slow down and our HowAboutWe for Couples date gave us the opportunity to do that. We talked about how this past year had gone and what we have to look forward to in 2013. It really felt like we were dating again and that's what's important - to keep the flame of romance going!

If you'd like to rekindle your romance with HowAboutWe for Couples visit this link and sign up. I know you won't regret it!


Disclosure: I was provided with a free date and compensation by HowAboutWe for Couples in exchange for this post about my experience. All opinions expressed are my own.