239: How to plan the perfect date night – with Kate Greenhalgh (PART TWO)

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Earlier this week, we shared part one of this conversation, all about how to plan the perfect date night. And I’ve really loved reading all of your DMs and ideas of things you guys are planning out there in the world! It warms the heart to think that one little episode on this podcast is creating so much love and connection out there, all over the world. WOOHOO!

Now, if you haven’t heard part one, go back and listen to that one first. But if you’re ready to continue on, let’s pick back up here with my conversation with dating expert Kate Greenhalgh as she simplifies how to plan the perfect date night.

It’s time to simplify… Here’s how.


My special guest today is Kate Greenhalgh and she’s simplifying how to plan the perfect date night.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • Where couples tend to go wrong when dating each other and what dating myths are simply not true
  • How to assess your partner’s personality traits and strengths, as well as your unified couple strengths when planning a perfect date night and why that is important
  • What role mystery and a sense of adventure plays into a great date night – why you need to lean into this more
  • She shares a handful of creative date night ideas that could spark fun, romance, or just something refreshingly different that helps foster a deeper connection with the other person
  • …and ultimately, what to do if you (or your partner) are reluctant or standoff-ish about trying new things on a date… and how to find a happy medium, instead.

All this month, we are focused on the theme of “Adventure + Play” to shake things up a bit… bring a lighter energy to the table to work with.

And I just love the idea of you guys getting out there and planning super fun dates this week, after listening to this conversation. I want to hear all about it!

I encourage you to test a few ideas out this week and report back to me (DM me on Instagram! @thesimplifiers !)

  • What new ideas did this conversation spark for you? 
  • What things might you try this week?

Share this episode with your loved one and have a chat about it… sometimes a little nudge like this might be the thing you need as a couple to get unstuck. 

You can do it, I believe in you… it’s time to simplify!

Q: Are you ready to plan the perfect date night? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and to help you plan a perfect date night? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Resource: A Year of Dates – a gift to help inspire couples to spend more time together

Blog: How to date without blowing the budget! – Jen Carroll – A Year of Dates

Blog: How to date at home – without leaving the house! – Kate Greenhalgh – A Year of Dates

Book: Do What You Love, Love What You Do: The Empowering Secrets to Turn Your Passion into Profit – Holly Tucker MBE

Podcast: How to simplify the 5 Love Languages, featuring Dr. Gary Chapman – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Kate Greenhalgh

Kate Greenhalgh – She co-founded a gifting business called A Year of Dates, which was an idea that originally grew from a Christmas gift from husband to wife. 

When John presented Kate with a date jar back in 2014 the couple never thought it would transform their own relationship, and those of thousands of people around the world!

Where Kate hangs out online:

Website: ayearofdates.co.uk

Instagram: @ayearofdates

Facebook: @ayearofdates


Kate’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Amy Whitell – She is the CEO and co-founder of Collctiv, a group payments platform built for companies that need to handle group purchases and bookings in a seamless and simple way. This app is also for busy social people who don’t want the hassle of organizing a group event or trip and handling the cash to split pay for it.

Kate Greenhalgh

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