Before this week I’d never arranged for flowers to be delivered to my wife’s work place.
I have brought flowers home for my wife many times. For a while I brought them about once a week. But it had been a long time. Too long.
It had been on my list of things to do for quite some time. Many times I intended to stop on my way home from work and pick them up. Life has been busy and work hectic. I kept forgetting.
You may have heard of Groupon but it is kind of new to me. It is a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies.
I have a Groupon app on my phone and have used it a few times to find restaurant deals. We have had some nice dates and Groupon helped.
Three Ways Goupon Can Help You Date Your Spouse
1. New Date Ideas
The first way Groupon can help is as a resource for date ideas. Even if you never use it to buy a thing, Groupon is an excellent tool for generating interesting date ideas.
Here are a few ideas I gleaned just today:
- Photo shoot
- Sleigh ride
- Weekend Getaway
- Ballroom Dancing
- Spa Massage
- Paint Ball
The deals change from day to day and week to week. This means there are always new deals and always new date ideas.
2. Deals and Discounts
One of the reasons many couples don’t date more is the idea that it will cost too much. Some dates are certainly more expensive than others. However, dating your spouse should not break the bank.
The second way Groupon can help is by providing some pretty good deals and discounts. Half price restaurant deals are common. Many offers are even more steeply discounted than that.
3. Idea to Action
The third way Groupon can help is actually the most important one for me. Not only can you glean good date ideas and get good deals and discounts. You can take immediate action – sealing the deal that a date is going to happen.
I’m not sure about you but I can tend to get bogged down thinking about what to do.
To purchase a Groupon for a date is a way of breaking that inertia.
Once the decision is made and I purchase the Groupon the date is as good as done. There is no more wondering. No more pondering. The money has been spent and it is going to happen.
So, about the flowers…
That morning I was berating myself for forgetting again to get flowers the evening before. I had a brilliant idea: “Why don’t I look on Groupon for a flower deal?”
I did that and they had one, a half off deal for FTD flowers.
I bought it. I then went to the FTD website, chose the flowers, scheduled the delivery and used the Groupon voucher to make the purchase.
The delivery was a total surprise to my wife. She was stunned. Her coworkers wondered what the occasion was. It made her day. And the fact that I was able to make her day – that made my day.
Giving flowers was not a “date”, per se, but it was certainly a way of me dating my wife.
Remember that the aim of a Spouse Date is to cultivate romance, intimacy and friendship with your spouse.
I found Groupon to be a helpful tool toward that end.
In the coming weeks I will be sharing other tools that I have found (and am finding) helpful. Stay tuned.
Be sure to sign up for the Weekly Date Tips and Reminders (in the upper right hand corner of the screen) which, by the way, is a good tool in itself.
How about you?
What are some tools have you found to be helpful for dating with your spouse?