How to Date Someone Who Works Nights

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  • user warning: Table './tipsformom_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n<p>When you or your partner works nights, it can be hard to find time for a quick meal together, let alone romance and intimacy. How do you maintain a happy and healthy relationship when one of you is working odd hours? Fortunately, it\'s still possible to keep the romance alive. Keep reading to learn how to have a strong relationship even when one works the night shift.\n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights&amp;action=edit&amp;section=1\" title=\"Edit section: Steps\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Steps\">Steps</span></h2>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights&amp;action=edit&amp;section=2\" title=\"Edit section: Respect each other’s sleep schedule.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span id=\"Respect-each-other’s-sleep-schedule.\"></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Respect-each-other.E2.80.99s-sleep-schedule.\">Respect each other’s sleep schedule.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Getting enough sleep helps you both stay in a better mood. It can be really tempting to stay awake so you can spend more time with your partner, but not sleeping enough can make you feel irritable. Talk to your partner about what times you’ll both be sleeping and when you’ll both be awake. When your partner is asleep, avoid disturbing them or trying to wake them up so they can feel refreshed.<sup id=\"_ref-1\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 1\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-1\">[1]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-1.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Date Someone Who Works Nights Step 1.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/f/fc/Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-1.jpg/aid13007813-v4-728px-Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-1.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights&amp;action=edit&amp;section=3\" title=\"Edit section: Plan creative dates around your schedule.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Plan-creative-dates-around-your-schedule.\">Plan creative dates around your schedule.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>There’s plenty you can do during the odd hours when you’re both awake. Since whoever works nights will want to catch up on sleep during the day, you’ll have to find dates for the early morning or late afternoon. Look over your schedules and pick a time when you’re both awake and available to get together.<sup id=\"_ref-2\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 2\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-2\">[2]</a></sup> Some fun and creative date ideas you could try include:<br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-2.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Date Someone Who Works Nights Step 2.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/f/fe/Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-2.jpg/aid13007813-v4-728px-Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-2.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>Watching the sunrise together</li>\n<li>Taking an afternoon trip to a museum</li>\n<li>Catching a matinee at the movie theater</li>\n<li>Enjoying a meal together before or after the shift</li>\n<li>Hitting the gym for an early or late workout session</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights&amp;action=edit&amp;section=4\" title=\"Edit section: Prioritize time for intimacy.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Prioritize-time-for-intimacy.\">Prioritize time for intimacy.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Maintaining your physical connection is important for a healthy relationship. If you feel like you haven’t had a lot of time to be intimate with your partner because of your schedules, plan times to bond and keep that spark alive. Look for times where you can cuddle, have sex, and work on your physical chemistry without distractions so it doesn’t feel like you’re growing more distant when one of you is at work.<sup id=\"_ref-3\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 3\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-3\">[3]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-3.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Date Someone Who Works Nights Step 3.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/f/fd/Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-3.jpg/aid13007813-v4-728px-Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-3.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>It\'s really important to set aside quality time together in your relationship.<sup id=\"_ref-4\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 4\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-4\">[4]</a></sup></li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights&amp;action=edit&amp;section=5\" title=\"Edit section: Send texts to each other throughout your shifts.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Send-texts-to-each-other-throughout-your-shifts.\">Send texts to each other throughout your shifts.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Checking in helps your partner feel connected in the relationship. Try to send your partner a loving message when you have a chance. Keep them updated on your day and ask how they’re doing so they know that you care. Even if they don’t have time to reply, they’ll appreciate you checking in whether they’re at work or waiting for you to get home from your shift.<br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-4.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Date Someone Who Works Nights Step 4.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/e/eb/Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-4.jpg/aid13007813-v4-728px-Date-Someone-Who-Works-Nights-Step-4.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>“Hey you ❤️ just woke up and I’m missing you! Hope your shift has been easy so far \n</li></ul></li></ol></div>', created = 1656588862, expire = 1656675262, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:0ae141239ed6c3fe055403aaa406956e' in /var/www/vhosts/tipsformom.com/httpdocs/includes/cache.inc on line 108.

When you or your partner works nights, it can be hard to find time for a quick meal together, let alone romance and intimacy. How do you maintain a happy and healthy relationship when one of you is working odd hours? Fortunately, it's still possible to keep the romance alive. Keep reading to learn how to have a strong relationship even when one works the night shift.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Respect each other’s sleep schedule.

  1. Getting enough sleep helps you both stay in a better mood. It can be really tempting to stay awake so you can spend more time with your partner, but not sleeping enough can make you feel irritable. Talk to your partner about what times you’ll both be sleeping and when you’ll both be awake. When your partner is asleep, avoid disturbing them or trying to wake them up so they can feel refreshed.[1]
    Date Someone Who Works Nights Step 1.jpg

[Edit]Plan creative dates around your schedule.

  1. There’s plenty you can do during the odd hours when you’re both awake. Since whoever works nights will want to catch up on sleep during the day, you’ll have to find dates for the early morning or late afternoon. Look over your schedules and pick a time when you’re both awake and available to get together.[2] Some fun and creative date ideas you could try include:
    Date Someone Who Works Nights Step 2.jpg
    • Watching the sunrise together
    • Taking an afternoon trip to a museum
    • Catching a matinee at the movie theater
    • Enjoying a meal together before or after the shift
    • Hitting the gym for an early or late workout session

[Edit]Prioritize time for intimacy.

  1. Maintaining your physical connection is important for a healthy relationship. If you feel like you haven’t had a lot of time to be intimate with your partner because of your schedules, plan times to bond and keep that spark alive. Look for times where you can cuddle, have sex, and work on your physical chemistry without distractions so it doesn’t feel like you’re growing more distant when one of you is at work.[3]
    Date Someone Who Works Nights Step 3.jpg
    • It's really important to set aside quality time together in your relationship.[4]

[Edit]Send texts to each other throughout your shifts.

  1. Checking in helps your partner feel connected in the relationship. Try to send your partner a loving message when you have a chance. Keep them updated on your day and ask how they’re doing so they know that you care. Even if they don’t have time to reply, they’ll appreciate you checking in whether they’re at work or waiting for you to get home from your shift.
    Date Someone Who Works Nights Step 4.jpg
    • “Hey you ❤️ just woke up and I’m missing you! Hope your shift has been easy so far

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