Why Dating In Marriage Is Better Than Dating Before the “I Dos”

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Dating my husband before we were married was exciting, spontaneous, and romantic. But honestly, it didn’t compare to dating now that we’re married. Sure there might have been more mystery and butterflies in those early days, but I’ve come to love our “comfort” style of dating. Right off that may sound like a snoozefest to some people. So let me explain why I love dating my spouse now that we’re married more than I did before the “I dos.”

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  • We don’t have to try to impress one another. Let’s get down to the raw truth, shall we? When you practically have an open door bathroom policy and have birthed children together (well, one of you birthed a tad more than the other), then you are way past the need to impress each other. That ship has sailed. Move on, sister! Instead, let’s just learn to laugh together over our individual imperfections and revel in the fact that we can be who we are, messes and all.
  • We have so much more in common. We are living life together, experiencing joys and heartaches as one. And we even have three children now which have sparked so many more interesting conversations and stories. I know they say not to talk about your kids on a date, but I would dare say that one of our greatest gifts as husband and wife was the gift of our children. And you’re telling me we can’t talk about them?! Alright, I get it. The point of dating now is for us to solely focus on each other/our relationship for at least a little time. But you better bet our kids and their fiascos will end up in our conversation. They are our entertainment these days after all! And we are in love with talking about them.
  • Instead of feeling like I need to look nice so that I don’t scare my man away, I actually want to dress up. This stay-at-home-mom is hanging around the house in t-shirts most days, so it’s refreshing to actually get dressed up for a night out. It’s not work anymore. It’s fun! I recently enjoyed a date with my hubby celebrating our nine year anniversary and was thrilled to be able to pick out the perfect dress for our date…one that made me feel pretty and comfortable in my own skin. After having three kids, the body just isn’t the same.

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This beauty is from PinkBlush, an online boutique perfect for moms. At first I thought this company only sold fashionable maternity dresses but was pleasantly surprised to find out that they sell regular women’s dresses too. They are modest and great for hiding all those problem areas you get from birthing babies—fabulous transition clothes after maternity wear. The one I chose from PinkBlush will be nice for fall weather and made me feel beautiful for our special date out.

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Since I felt so great and want other moms to feel just as pretty as I did, I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 PinkBlush gift card over on Instagram. You can enter that giveaway here. And see more gorgeous dresses here. (UPDATE: Giveaway is closed)

 Now get your calendar out and set a date with your hubby. You both deserve it!

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  1. Great blog post! I’m getting married in 20 days, we aren’t able to take a honeymoon but we will be making time for some special dates.

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      Oh congratulations! And yes, just make all those special dates count. You will be honeymooning the rest of your lives!

  2. One I LOVE THAT DRESS!!! And hello pockets! Two. I absolutely love when my husband and I get to go on dates. It rarely happens and we both wish it could happen more. We both know that when the kids are long gone it’ll only be the 2 of us, so we better keep reminding ourselves why we like each other ?

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  3. I completely agree! I haven been with my husband for 12 years, married for 9 in September. We recently just started date nights again, and he was shocked when I wore a skirt and got all dolled up for him. Life can get so busy, it is easy to lose the spark. You look so pretty in this beautiful dress! I shared this article on my Facebook.

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      So glad you got to get dolled up for your hubby. And congrats on your upcoming anniversary! Thank you so much for reading and sharing!

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