DateBox Club is a monthly subscription that delivers everything you need for a unique, creative date to help you reconnect with your partner as you spend quality time together.
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The Subscription Box: DateBox Club
The Cost: $39.95 a month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: Everything you need for a creative date night activity with your significant other.
Ships to: The U.S.
DateBox Club May 2022 Review
At first glance, this month's DateBox Club looked like it could be a lot of fun when we opened the box. A Truth or Dare Jenga-like game with some tasty Jelly Bellys to snack on and a cute candle to light during our date were all included in the box. I was curious about the Truth or Dare part so immediately opened the game to see what kind of truths and dares were on each little block. I'll admit, it was not what I was expecting. It was pretty clear almost immediately that this DateBox was not geared towards my husband and I. Despite being almost 40, I truly still feel like I'm in my mid-20's (minus, of course, the two-day hangovers and Saturdays spent at soccer games and Home Depot rather than poolside with beers and friends). Overall though, I like to think I'm young at heart. But boy, did this box make me feel old.
I'll admit, we didn't really do this date as the instructions told us to. In fact, we barely did it at all. Before we set up the tower game, we went through the blocks. A few of them were oddly worded and sounded like they were meant for a group of swingers. The ones that had things like, "remove an article of clothing from another player using your teeth" and "drizzle something edible on someone and lick it off slowly" were really confusing because who else would you be doing these things with besides your date? And if you happened to be on a double-date, why would you choose to do these things to your friend's date or spouse!?
A few other blocks had dares like, change your Facebook profile to "feeling sexy" or "go live on any social account and proclaim your love to someone at the table." Let me just stop and mention here that my husband doesn't even know what "going live on social" means. Social media is just not really his thing. He has it, but I can't tell you the last time he posted anything on it. To have him out of the blue post something like "feeling sexy" would have his work colleagues questioning his sanity, I'm sure. He's a bit old school when it comes to stuff like that, but honestly, that's what I love about him.
The "truth" side was a little bit better, but not by much. The questions just seemed to fall flat and were geared towards a much younger crowd. Ones like, "what was the most embarrassing thing your parents ever saw you do" and "you are a superhero for the day, what is your name and what is your super power" are not exactly mind-blowing questions for a married couple of 13 years.
So you are probably wondering what we did do on the date? Well, we used the blocks to play regular Jenga and snacked on the Jelly Bellys! The jelly beans were a nice touch and, other than the black licorice ones, were tasty as always.
The licorice ones were quickly removed and discarded into the garbage disposal never to be seen or heard from again.
The lemongrass candle that was included actually had a great, fresh scent and I've lit it on a couple of occasions when I have wanted to freshen up our kitchen area. I only wish that it had been bigger! I'm a sucker for candles though, so honestly, I can never have enough of them!
I'm not sure I even have to say it, but I was not a fan of this month's DateBox Club. If I was 20 years younger, then maybe I could have jumped on board with it, but it was a miss for this almost-40 and married momma. The "dares" were just not anything my husband and I had any desire to do and the "truth" questions didn't hit the mark for us.
I don't think the Truth or Dare tower game was a bad idea, I just think it could have been done a lot better. For example, if you want a "sexy Jenga," then make it for the bedroom and geared towards your partner with "dares" that make it very clear how the night is going to end. Make the "truth" questions more risqué and sexual so that it enhances the time spent in the bedroom with your date or spouse. It just felt that the game was all over the place and confused even by who was supposed to be playing. So, unfortunately this month did not hit the mark for me. Hoping next month's stacks up better though!
To Wrap Up
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