“You gush about what happened what did you say, what did he say and then it’s like, what did you order? When he was single a decade ago, Michael Condran, 39, a director, frequented downtown bistros like Odeon, Balthazar and Provence.
Now, he said, he would never go to something like that; no Pastis or Schiller’s too obvious.
Refined burger joints, artisanal pizza, Korean fried chicken, slurpy noodle bar, underground izakaya: all are desirable, even romantic, date spots, provided there is a sense of adventure or discovery (and dim lighting).
Certainly it’s important to ban (or at least set to vibrate) phones and devices, and maybe also limit talk of children, work and outside commitments and responsibilities. Keeping the spark in a relationship is crucial for all couples but is essential, and most challenging, for overscheduled parents.Of course, a special night together for couples need not be expensive or highly coordinated.With hectic travel schedules, long work hours, crammed social calendars and endless children’s parties, classes, sports practices and games, many couples are hard pressed to fit in some alone time.But making room for a regular (if not frequent) date night is an important way for couples to decompress, connect and have a little fun.