A couple have gone viral after their hilarious date night saw them spending $10 on clothes for each other and giving each other false names.
Noel Pauley and her husband Shane, who are parents to a baby girl, try to go on a date night one night a week. As they only have the one night, they always try to make them fun.
Shane had heard of a couple who went to Goodwill, a charity clothing store, and picked outfits out for their date nights. The couple just had to try it for themselves.
To make it even more fun, they picked outfits out for each other – and made a rule that each person absolutely had to wear what the other picked.
In a recent blog post, Noel explained that there were a few rules that come with this particular date night.
Rule #1 was that they could only have $10 to spend on each item in Goodwill, and there would be no argument over what the other person chose for you. Noel said: ‘This was so much fun. We found some crazy stuff in Goodwill and made each other try on outfits until we found the perfect one.’
Rule #2 once they left Goodwill, they didn’t talk about it.
Noel explained: ‘We had to resume date night as normal and pretend like we had no idea our outfits were off the wall.
‘We went to Longhorn for dinner so of course we had to wait for a table. The minute we got out of the car we had to put on our game faces. People were snickering as they walked by and we got a lot of side eye from the hostess.
‘Again, to most people’s surprise, NO ONE said a word to us about our outfits. Everyone just looked and laughed behind our backs I’m sure.’
Rule #3 was that both Shane and Noel had to pick fake names – and go by them all evening.
‘When I walked out of the dressing room Shane said “Ethel get your choir book and come on” and from that point on I was stuck with Ethel. And really, who wears more plaid than a “Roger” which I affectionately shortened to “Rog” in front of our waiter.’
Noel and Shane had a brilliant time playing other people for the night – so much so that Noel said they hadn’t laughed as hard in a long time. It’s something she would suggest other fun-loving couples do to add a bit of fun to their marriage, also.