In interesting trend on Social Media, and in modern relationships is the ‘Date Night’.
From what I can gather it’s a really big deal that a couple actually GO OUT and DO THINGS and then inevitably smash uglies together at the end of the night, to the point it needs documenting on ‘LIVE’ on Social Media. Every aspect is played out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter –
“This is what I’m wearing”
“This is where we’re going”
“This is what I’m eating”
“This is what we’re drinking”
“This is what we’re talking about”
“This is what we’re having for pudding”
“This is how I’m being fucked” (Okay – might not have seen that one.. yet)
Shut the fuck up, put your phones away and enjoy it.
If going out with your spouse is such a big deal, then why spend the time tilt shifting your Crème Brulee or adding a filter upon filter to your long-suffering other half (it won’t help – they still look like they hate you)? It just feels sad as an outsider that the fact you are actually spending time together is so rare, so precious that it should be given the concentration and enjoyment it deserves, and not needing playing out for everyone.
The twats that usual partake in such sport tend to be the ones that use the term ‘Hubby’ or ‘Wifey’ for their other half (married or not). Said Hubby or Wifey are probably so tired of being called that, and having their lives shared they are probably on their phone while you’re live tweeting #DateNight, texting the person they’ve been sleeping with.
I’m a single old cynic, I admit it.
I’m jealous and miss the stability and sanctity of a long term relationship, but I suppose, as an ‘outsider’ to this world I’ve learnt something important.
Going out together is something special, something intimate, not a thing we all need to see, or experience through your eyes. Being a couple is hard work, and throw children into the mix, it can be nigh on impossible at times.
So – put your fucking phones down, leave the #datenight hashtag at the door, spend the night together without giving a fuck about who knows what you’re doing, and remember you’re REALLY lucky to have each other.