Parents share their date-night selfies


We asked parents to send us pictures of them on a much needed date night! Check out how these parents are keeping the spark alive amidst the madness that is parenting.

"First date night for me and my wife in 4 years. Daughter is 6 now. Felt like the days we just started dating. So special. Will be married for 8 years now." - Rudi and Angelique vd Westhuizen

Cheryl and Mark Scmitt have been married since 1984. Here they are enjoying a date night at the Barnyard Theatre in Willowbridge, Cape Town.

Elize Skriker and her partner spending some quality time on date night!

"We went for dinner at Montecasino and had a lovely meal at The Meat company which was followed by a play, "Annie" at the Teatro.- Hermann and Odette Eybers. 

My husband and I went to a friend's wedding for our date night. What a perfect date night. Good food and some dancing.
Baby girl was left with granny. My husband will be away from home for work from the 13th of February so we decided to make our Valentine's day a bit earlier this year. - Liezl & Berto Visser 

We recently went for a romantic sundowners boat cruise by Bronkhorstbaai followed by a lovely dinner at Steak Inn Restaurant. We have date night once a month. - Michelle and Norman Bibbey 

Enjoying a live Sharks game and having a few drinks afterwards. - Schalk and Sarah Kleinhans

Donna and Gavin Hendricks, enjoying a very rare date night. It's hard to get out when there are 2 small kids demanding all your (very limited) spare time! Here we celebrated Gavin's birthday with a lovely steak dinner. Although our children mean the world to us, it was so nice to be able to enjoy a meal in a relaxing atmosphere with adult conversation, no messy tables and no tantrums! This was in July 2016, the last time we had a date night. Don't you think its about time that we are due for another one? This mama and papa needs the break!

After 5 years of no date night, we were treated to a magical night at the Teatro at Montecasino. The Blue Man Group was spectacular. The perfect beginning to many more wonderful date nights together. - Lance and Romaine Malan

My husband and I went to see The Notebook at Galileo Open Air Cinemas, which was held at Century City Club House that night.

It was lovely to be on a date after such a long time (we have a six year old boy, Jonah Alexander who is in grade 1 this year and keeps us very busy) and the open air cinema was a new experience for us. It reminded us of the "Drive in" dates we use to have when we were younger. - Samantha and Craig Alexander

My husband and I are married for seven years and we had a lovely date night in our spare room. Candles, music and finger snacks. We have neglected spending quality time with each other. We had such a great evening. - Collette and Nico Botha

We spent the evening at Grandwest. dinner, movies and some ten pin bowling. We ended the evening with some frozen yoghurt. It was a good evening. - Zeenah and Bashier Rahim

This picture was when we went out for valentines day to a restaurant , my hubby got me flowers and an amazing box of chocolates.we chatted and laughed and totally enjoyed the alone time that we were having. we would totally love another date night like this. - Taurean and Geraldine Soobramoney

Our first date night after becoming first time parents to a little girl, now aged 6 weeks was to our good friends wedding. It was an intimate ceremony located In Red Hill Simons Town. The venue was spectacular with views of the ocean and mountains.

We had a great dinner and even danced the night away. We had away reliable baby sitter which was my sister, we got dressed up and had a well deserved date. There was so love and celebrations. It was perfect. - Keegan and Tasneem Katsen

Unfortunately date night is a rare for us has my husband is currently unemployed and finances is limited and having two babies to take care off is our first priority. This photo was taken when we had gone to watch a movie last year August. - Justin and Veloshni Naidoo

Let's put this simply... We have 2 babies that have an age difference of 10,5 months, so date night was definitely overdue in the Pillay household. This selfie is the first one we took after we had our first child 2 years ago.  We finally felt granny and grandpa were capable of looking after the little ones so we ventured out for some R&R.

We did not do anything unique, we in fact went to a cosy dim sum bar for wining and dining. We did not want to waste too much time out on the town so we hit home. We made popcorn and climbed under the blankets and watched a movie interrupted with surround sound ON!  It was amazeballs lol. Just being alone in each other's presence knowing the other was enjoying themselves too was priceless. - Delia and Sanjay Pillay

We have a little 22month old boy and I'm currently expecting another boy in May 2017. So at the moment I don't really have time for myself, between crèche runs, work  and feeling tired because of my the rough pregnancy I'm experiencing. But for Valentine's Day, we did manage to find a baby sister for the 12 of Feb, which was the Sunday before Valentines day, just so that me and my husband could spend alone time. Its was really nice and we felt like teenagers again. We had a nice three course meal with milkshakes   and the company was excellent! 

I hope we will from now on keep this traditional alive, to take some time for ourselves, because above being parents, we are still partners to each other. - Nicoleen and James Meeding

We don't often do.dates because we miss having our little guy with us. We often take a day off and go for lunch, massages or a movie. It's always good to reconnect and 100% relax. - Mira and Brandon Naidu.

My hubby and I make it a must once a month having two kids that are old enough to take care of themselves. We have one night/day out  to either have a dinner and dance, massage and lunch or just chill out and have some drinks.  Here we are at Newscafe for a night of dinner, drinks and dance - Adel and Yogan Naiker

Keep sending in your date-night selfies to and you could win by keeping the flame alive!

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