Datebox: Nope

First of all, I’ve been taking a break from blogging as I’m working through some personal and mental health stuff at the moment. I’m hoping I can feel mentally well enough to get back to my normal schedule again soon.

With that out of the way, let’s talk about Datebox.

Datebox is a subscription service that sends you dates in a box. You and your partner fill out a questionnaire to help them get to know you as a couple and then they send you a date once a month.

Seems fun.

Well, I have to say that this box isn’t quite for young, just dating couples. Not that they say explicitly that they are for married couples but that seems to be their target audience.

I got two boxes in the time that I was subscribed, opened both, and haven’t had time to do them with Tim yet. We’ve had a lot going on and, honestly, we want to go out or do something fun. The painting box I can get behind, even if the cake pops aren’t quite my idea of a fun date night treat. The pancake box was a disaster.

For March, the theme was… I don’t even know. Breakfast? There was a fake newspaper and then the activity was making heart shaped pancakes and drinking orange juice while playing the card version of monopoly. My package came damaged and that just set me off.

There was pancake mix everywhere. Not cool.

Now, by the time I got this, I had cancelled my subscription to the service. It’s expensive ($39.99/month) for what you actually get and just didn’t fit our couple style.

What just irritated me more was that they don’t make reaching out about damages easy. I tried twitter, seeing as most companies at least start customer service there, and got nothing. I finally reached out through Facebook messenger and got a fairly quick response but found that the use of emojis and not being receptive to comments to be really off putting. They did offer to send me a new March box.

So, what do I think of Datebox? I wanted to like it. I really did. I’ll update my thoughts here after Tim and I get to try the boxes but I’m giving this subscription a big thumbs down. You can do most of these dates for a lot less and have more fun. They do have a $7.99/month digital only option but really, just hop on Pinterest and find some date inspiration there. It’s just not worth it.


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