Survey Sunday----Date Night results!!!
1. Are you...
Single (casually dating) 5.9%
Single (in a serious relationship) 11.8%
2. On your date night, are you most likely to...
have a date night in 29.4%
have a date night out 70.6%
3. In your opinion, what constitutes a date?
dinner (maybe a movie too) as a couple 43.8%
dinner and/or drinks with another couple(s) 6.3%
any time we get out of the house without the littles! 50.0%
a trip to Target/Lowes with your honey 0.0%
4. Does attending a party or event count as a date night?
Yes. We take what we can get! 47.1%
No. That's an obligation...not a date. 29.4%
Yes, only if it's something
you've paid to attend (gala, concert, etc.) 23.5%
5. How frequently do you go on a date with your significant other?
4+x per month 12.5%
2-3x per month 18.8%
1x per month 37.5%
every 2 months 12.5%
every quarter 12.5%
every 6 months 6.3%
maybe once a year 0.0%
6. How long do your date nights last?
2 hours or less 23.5%
3-4 hours 58.8%
5+ hours 11.8%
7. Do you hire a babysitter?
Yes, all the time! 23.5%
Only occasionally. 47.1%
No, the grandparents/relatives love to help! 17.6%
No, we trade with friends. 5.9%
Not applicable 5.9%
8. How much do you pay your sitters?
$12+ per hour 17.6%
$10 per hour 58.8%
$8 per hour 0.0%
<$7 per hour 5.9%
We don't have to!!!!! 11.8%
Not Applicable 5.9%
9. Excluding the cost of a sitter, how much do you shell out on a good date?
10. (Optional) Describe your best/ideal date night. Do you have any cheap-tricks to a great date night? (Not many people responded to this but I'll post the few who did)...
The karate studio, where the boys go, has movie night once a month. That's usually our date night. It's almost like cheating, not having to find a babysitter. But it's worth it for our sanity!
2/21/11 9:56AM View Responses
We did the ABC's of dating game and it was fun and creative. We went to Al's Upstairs for appetizers for our first date. I think we made it up to F. :)
2/21/11 2:59PM View Responses
dressing up and going to dinner and drinks and just hanging out enjoying each others company. Wish there were cheap tricks. How about getting another couple you could babysit co-op with?
2/21/11 4:01PM View Responses
Having a child who can babysit!
2/21/11 8:07PM View Responses
We check out groupon deals and coupons from resturant.com to help keep the cost down on date nights.
2/22/11 2:47AM View Responses
To be fair, our sitter only stays until 8:30 (once Littles are in bed-- we have the luxury of my mother being the warm body in the house while they sleep). Thus, it is only $30 for the sitter. We usually do dinner, and it varies from dives (cheap) to grand dinners (expensive). Some of my favorite dates have been pool halls. I loved Publick House with S*****, and we frequented a joint while we were in Texas. I ALWAYS dress for the occasion-- even if it is a casual shootin' pool date. Another fave: Target at 9pm, especially after a drink. Target + booze+ the one you love= Young Silliness. One final memorable date: S***** and I were both sick, but we refused to ditch Date Night; we went and got Sonic and a BB movie and watched it in our hidden driveway in the back of the Suburban. It's the getting away and having your Rock all to yourself that keeps it all together-- and the icing is coming home and kissing the sleeping angels. Bliss.
2/24/11 5:47AM View Responses