Date Night Hacks

Romance is hard, guys! We’re all so busy and sometimes it is difficult to make every date night a memorable one. But, I’ve discovered a few hacks that will make you look like Superwoman on your next night in with that special someone.

Chef’s Plate

Want to make a delicious homemade meal but don’t have time to do all the shopping and prep? Chef’s Plate lets your pick from a six new recipes a week on their website, once you’ve chosen your meal they will ship all the ingredients, packaged in perfect proportions, right to your doorstep. Plus, all the meals take 30 minutes or less to cook! Make it even more romantic and cook the meal together. In the Toronto area? Try it for yourself with this promo code (valid until April 30, 2015), DATENIGHTIDEA.

Collect Candles

Keep a drawer of candles. I can’t tell you how handy this will come in. No matter how messy or organized your apartment, dim the lights, fire up those candles and you’ve got the mood set instantly. Just beware of lighting too many different scented candles, as the fragrances can be a bit overwhelming. Opt for simple scents like vanilla or apple.

Sexy Songza Playlists

Who has time to make playlists anymore? Get the Songza app! Just throw on Songza’s Freak Nasty: R&B playlist and enjoy the sweet and sexy tunes of Rihanna and Usher. Not your vibe? Essential Slow Jams has some of the best Stevie Wonder and Anita Baker.


If you are in a serious relationship sometimes thing get a little routine. Special occasions like Valentine’s Day or your anniversary are the only times you really do anything, like getting gifts, for each other. But, that doesn’t have to be the case and you certainly don’t have to break the bank to give special just because gifts on date night. Even their favourite magazine, a postcard with a cute image on it and a special note from you on the back, matching friendship bracelets, these are all items that are all under $10, but show you care and are thinking of them. Rack up a few of these little gifts and save them for date nights.

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