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Date Night

Updated: Feb 5, 2023

How often does date night happen in your relationship?

Did you know: A regular standing date that is planned ahead of time can help bring energy and motivation to your relationship.

It's important to make this night a priority, so that you and your partner can carry the marriage and or relationship through challenging times. It's also beneficial to build resilience in your relationship by hosting date nights and keeping them on your calendar as a priority.

Taking time away from the daily hustle of life is enough motivation for both of you to keep your relationship strong.

Couples who make time to have regular date nights reap relationship benefits.

A recent Valentines Day survey found that 88% of couples have date night say that this keeps their relationship strong. It appears that making time for one another and spending quality time together can work wonders for your relationship and health. Research shows that couples who had regular date nights reported higher levels of wellbeing than those who didn’t.

Benefits of date night

  • Higher quality relationships and lower divorce rates

  • Increased levels of marital satisfaction

  • Improved wellbeing and overall satisfaction with their relationship

  • Emotional connection

  • Improved communication, and reduced stress

  • Interact with each other in meaningful ways that they may not otherwise have.

Spending quality time together without distractions helps build connections as well as positive interactions, allowing you to connect with your emotions.

Overall, there are numerous benefits for your wellbeing when you decide to make regular date nights part of your relationship routine. Dating should be a priority for you and your partner. Making date night with just your spouse is an excellent way to energise and strengthen your relationship. It can also deepen other relationships whether they are friendships, your children or even making sure you make time for yourself.

Recipe for Valentines Day

For the perfect dessert, you can't go wrong with Chef Gino's Valentine's Day Beetroot and Dark Chocolate Fondant served with Low Fat Greek Yoghurt.


  • 50g 85% dark chocolate in chunks

  • 50g unsalted butter

  • 50g dark brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1⁄4 tsp vanilla extract

  • 30g cooked beetroot, peeled and grated

  • 20g plain flour


  • Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius

  • Using two small pudding cases, lightly grease and dust with flour. Set aside

  • In a bowl over hot water, melt the dark chocolate and butter until smooth

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until light and pale, adding in the vanilla essence

  • Add the chocolate and butter to the egg mixture and fully combine

  • Grate the beetroot into the chocolate mix and combine

  • Add the chocolate fondant mix into the prepared moulds and cook for 15-16 minutes

  • Once cooked, remove from the oven and let sit for 1 minute

  • Fold out onto a plate and Serve with the Greek yoghurt

15-16 minutes cooking at 200 degrees


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