So, once again, your and your significant other are getting set for another major chore — choosing your date night movie. It is unfortunate that such an incredibly unwelcome feeling can come over a couple performing such a mundane task as picking a movie to watch. After all, wasn’t the idea of a date night a way for couples to make sure to spend time with each other in the midst of our “go-go” world? Choosing a movie to watch should be an adventure and not a nuisance.
The problem is that you have to choose a movie that appeals to both of you. Each of you has different tastes, and these tastes are a sense that you’ve honed over the course of a lifetime. Now, you all of a sudden have to, dare we say, compromise? Well, yes, actually. Compromise is the name of the game, and it’s a lot easier than you would think.
First of all, find out if there is a movie genre that appeals to you both. It is always a good place to start because at the very least, each of you has the chance to let the other know exactly what you like. Yes, there will likely be disagreements, but unless you try to see things from the other person’s perspective, you are more apt to criticize and make date night turn into “sleep-on-the-couch” night.
Next, try to see what is actually playing at your local theaters. You may find that although you’ve chosen a genre, the offerings aren’t quite what you both find appealing. This is actually not such a bad thing. Since you hashed things out a bit regarding genres, you’re at least ready to discuss if there are any other movies you’d be willing to try out. After all, sometimes the adventure of the unknown can be more exciting than the expected.
Finally, what will you’re date night entail? Here, perhaps, is the most important part of your discussion. You can talk about the many concessions you have to make about the movie for the evening. You can even go so far as to venture out to an obscure theater to find the right movie. Still, we need to think about the purpose of date night. You both chose a special night to make time for each other. Make date night count by making the experience as impressive as possible. Why not venture out to a dine-in theater? Not only do they offer the latest releases, they also provide special screenings, and they provide a full “dinner and movie” for the ages. Gourmet food, craft beer, and top-notch service are all on the menu while you’re watching the movie! It’s quite a way to make date night special all over again.
Don’t let a date night movie stand in the way of a good time with the one you love. Make date night special all over again.