After more than three decades as Kansas City’s most successful fertility center, we’ve learned a thing or two about the toll fertility treatments take on individuals and couples. We do all we can to promote the importance of self-care for patients, not to mention how vital it is to keep the romance alive while pursuing fertility treatments. What better way to do that than by establishing a regular date night?
And no need to feel the pressure of weekly or even every-other-week dates. In a study published by the Marriage Foundation, researchers followed more than 10,000 couples for a decade and found those who prioritized once-per-month dates had the highest odds of staying together.
Now is an excellent time to establish that unwavering commitment and anchor those essential dates in your calendar. Before you know it, a baby will come along. Once that happens, maintaining intimacy and taking time to honor your relationship will be even more important than ever.
We posted a blog featuring recommendations for Date Nights in KC While TTC more than five years ago. We’ve met a lot of new patients since then, and we figured it was time to throw some new date night ideas out there. So, here are five more fun date night ideas for you, brought to you by patients and staff who’ve given them two thumbs (or two hearts!) up.
Thought you had to travel all the way to Venice to take a romantic gondola ride? Not so. You and your beloved can enjoy a romantic glide down the relaxing waterway in an elegant Venetian-style Gondola boat at the Majestic Country Club Plaza River Walk. Ambiance on the Water is one of Kansas City’s favorite 5 Star romantic destinations on the Country Club Plaza.
Float beneath bridges, besides majestic fountains, and view the spectacular nightlife of the unique Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Come enjoy a romantic evening out or celebrate a special occasion after enjoying a remarkable dinner at one of the Plaza’s many top restaurants.
There’s no doubt that fertility treatments throw you onto a roller coaster ride of emotions. The stress and worry associated with your infertility diagnosis and the appointment-laden treatment regime can quickly make life – and your relationship – is all business and no pleasure.
If that’s the case for you, it’s time to turn those frowns upside down – and raise them by several laughs at the Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant. Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre has been the career launching pad for dozens of the familiar faces of television and film for 40 years. There are amazing acts every weekend, so take a look at their lineup and start planning a hilarious date night.
There was a time when drive-in movies were everyone’s favorite way to see a movie. Above and beyond the fun of it all, the two of you can relive the glory days and the thrill of making out in the front seat. The Boulevard Drive-In has a wide range of movies to please every audience and also has a snack bar.
If you’re doing all you can to eat right for baby, you may need to bring your own snacks, but we bet your doctor will give you the green light to take a night off and enjoy some of your favorite movie snacks as you snuggle up close to your honey and enjoy the show.
Did you get your romantic start traveling to music festivals and outdoor concerts? Relive those glory days at Knuckleheads Saloon. The facility is a complex of four stages – a large outdoor courtyard and stage featuring a converted caboose to one side as a VIP seating area, an indoor stage, and a 74-seat lounge known as the “Gospel Lounge.”
Knuckleheads doubles as a music-oriented “church” on Wednesday evenings when Live music can be presented on all Four stages at once. Bands and solo acts range from solo singer/songwriters and soul/funk to 80s garage band parties and honky tonk.
The #1 rule at the Art Experience is “Absolutely no painting experience necessary!” The warm, fun, and engaging instructors dare you to think you can’t paint because they absolutely believe you can. Best of all, they offer fully virtual classes, which means you can take the lessons at more flexible times in your schedule.
A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association found that just 45 minutes of creative activity can reduce your stress, regardless of artistic experience or talent. So your Date Nights or weekend sessions with Art Experience can be part of your stress management program, too!
The team at the Reproductive Resource Center hopes you and your partner will put one of these Kansas City Date Night ideas on the calendar in the next month. You owe it to yourselves to reboot the romance and the passion!