17 Jun Unique Date Night Ideas in Dallas
After decades of diagnosing and treating infertility, the specialists, nurses, and staff at Fertility Center of Dallas witness the toll the fertility treatment rollercoaster takes on individuals and couples. What begins as an exciting adventure (Let’s get pregnant!), turns into the reality of an infertility diagnosis and the often emotionally complex, long-term treatment path.
One of the best pieces of advice we can give to any couple pursuing fertility treatment is to place as much value and emphasis on preserving your romantic connection as you do on getting pregnant.
Spice Things Up by Trying Something New for Date Night
Studies by relationship experts show that couples who prioritize date night once per month (just 12 dates per year) have higher chances of long-term marital/partnership success. Take that to heart and shake things up again by taking your date night in a different direction.
Dinner and a movie are always great, but we thought we’d focus on 5 unique date night ideas available right here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
1. Throw down the hatchet
Feeling stressed out, angry, or completely frustrated by the infertility sitch? Then we recommend planning a date night at Bad Axe Throwing. Forget about good ol’ fashioned darts. At Bad Axe Throwing, you get to learn the ancient art of axe throwing and then let ‘em rip.
Their mission is to bring the thrill of a traditional Canadian backyard pastime to urban communities. With the help of their talented axe throwing coaches, hundreds of thousands of people have been able to share our passion for throwing axes – and now it’s your turn.
2. Adult-style miniature golf
Forget about the family fun park version of mini-golf. At The Puttery, each unique course is designed to be a visceral, intricately detailed experience that transports guests to a wholly unexpected location. From rooftops to libraries and more, you must see it to believe it.
They have a delicious and extensive menu of cocktails (virgin mocktails for the ladies trying to conceive (TTC)) and tasty things to eat, so this is an all-in-one experience.
3. Take an upscale cooking class
Couples without kids have time (and money) to eat in restaurants and swanky bars whenever they please, but all that changes once fertility treatments (shoestring budget) and then a baby enters the picture. If you don’t consider yourself a seasoned home chef, why not plan a date night at Eataly.
In addition to being an Italian gourmet food/wine marketplace and restaurant, the Eataly also specializes in cooking classes people rave about. In addition to classes centered on homemade pastas, sauces, pizzas, and more, you can also find classes on cheese making and the art of flower arranging. Once baby is born, we also recommend signing up for their wine tasting courses. Regardless, you get to sit down and eat what you make, so it’s a win-win.
4. Volunteer together
Volunteering in the community is always good for putting things into perspective and keeping us inspired about all of the ways it takes a village. In fact, volunteering is one of our top suggestions for how to survive the holidays while TTC when you don’t want to participate in the traditional family melee. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in and around Dallas. However, for a fun weekday date, we recommend signing up for volunteer slots at Bonton Farms.
Rather than a weekend Date Night, make this one a Date Weekday. Start out with brunch at the Bonton Farms Market Cafe. Once you’ve had your fill of their delicious food, make your way to your Volunteer station. Depending on the season and their needs, farm volunteers find themselves doing everything from feeding baby goats or helping to milk the cows to performing simple farm improvement projects.
5. Get yourselves in a pickle
Pickleball is all the rage these days, and you certainly don’t have to be an athlete to get in on the fun. At Courtside Kitchen, couples or groups enjoy great food and drink, listen to music, play a little pickleball all while being treated with signature customer service from the Courtside Kitchen staff. And, we promise, pickleball is a social game that is easy to learn and accommodates all skill levels.
TTC is a great time to anchor once-a-month date nights in your calendars and then keep those date nights coming after baby is born.
Is the Pregnancy Struggle Taking Its Toll on Your Relationship?
Are you struggling to get pregnant or sensing you need extra fertility support? Schedule an appointment at the Fertility Center of Dallas.