So this week we’re working with the press to remind couples that a great night at home can be the best kind of date night. I’ll be at Love a Heart for Valentine’s Day but if I wasn’t organizing this huge charity event I’d definitely be curled up on the couch with boyfriend, a glass of red, a kitteh and Netflix. Why? Because forced romance isn’t sexy or fun.
This past weekend boyfriend took a picture of me wrapped up like a burrito in one of his sweaters and cuddling the cats – he loves the picture even if I hate it. I think he likes it because it’s the part of me that is all for him; glasses on, barely wearing any make-up and comfortable. He has a couple of these pictures that he says are for him; although I sometimes wonder if he keeps them just in case he needs to blackmail me.
We spend a lot of weekends like this cuddled up on the couch watching Netflix, eating, drinking and laughing it’s an incredibly relaxing way to drift away from the world for a little while and remind myself that advertising doesn’t save lives and that it is OK to turn off for a couple hours and ignore my phone – although ignoring the phone took A LOT of glares from boyfriend before it became a reality and I still kind of suck at it.
I love that I can work with a brand that I genuinely adore on a project dedicated to relationships and love; I’ve been telling you my stories at Women’s Post for a couple of years now and well I don’t believe in preaching to you wonderful readers I do think we’ve helped each other – because sometimes all you need is to know that you aren’t alone. Dating is hard, like seriously HARD.
This is such a fantastic opportunity and I couldn’t be more jazzed I’m literally combining all the things I love my column, social media, movies and dating. As Miss. Ashley says, “Life is sweet.”
So, I’m curious – what is your favourite date movie?