Those of you who are married, when’s the last time you went on a date with your spouse?
I’ll let you think about that.
If the answer is not within the last two weeks, then it’s time. If you’re racking your brain right now and can’t seem to remember, then you’re way overdue. Or, if you seem to recall celebrating your 10th anniversary at Dairy Queen with a baby in tow last year, then NOPE. You’re way overdue too. And no, that one time, when you and your spouse went to the grocery store together doesn’t count either.
Now, as you know, watching a movie isn’t the best carefree timelessness that one can spend with one’s spouse, for the obvious reason that you’re not giving your attention to your spouse. Naturally, it would be better to go for a walk together. Or enjoy a cup of coffee at a cafe together. Or a glass of wine at a restaurant together. Or anything else away from your home and your children – little blessings that they are – so long as you two are together.
And I hate that I have to say this, but you had better not have your phones near you. Well, maybe you need them for your children’s sake, but absolutely no using them otherwise. It is abominably rude to check your phone in front of your spouse, let alone other people. So put it away.
That said, there are times when a Movie Night might be the ticket, especially if grandma is busy and you can’t leave your house. So, if you’ve already spent at least fifteen minutes in eye-to-eye conversation with your spouse today, then I recommend watching the following movie:
The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man is the best date night movie ever for the following reasons:
- It’s clean. (This is a Miracle. I guess it did come out in 1952.)
- It features John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, who are sure to satisfy both husbands and wives.
- It’s set in Ireland, complete with lovely Irish accents.
- It’s light-hearted. The Catholics are Catholic. The protestants are protestants. There are some really funny jokes, if you’re able to catch them.
Now this movie is not perfect, however. For example, you will see a priest support a questionable scheme to convince O’Hara’s belligerent brother to let her go courting.
That said, give it a shot. It’s still awesome.