Do we have to use our Google Calendars?
You do not have to grant Datenight acess to your Google Calendar.
If you choose to grant Datenight access to your calendars — it will only suggest available unbooked dates for your night out. You do still have the option to tailor those dates a little further on step 2 of the App.
If you choose not to grant Datenight access to your Google Calendar (by unchecking the box on the calendar settings page), Datenight will offer the next three Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights as possible date nights. It is up to you to determine if you are actually free to go on a date on those days.
What do we have to do to allow Datenight to access our Google Calendars?
If you are already sharing your Google Calendars (you can see your partner’s events) — they you don’t have to do anything except enter their email address when prompted in settings.
To enable Datenight to access both yours and your spouse’s Calendars you must:
1/ Have a Google Calendar. Having a Google Calendar implies that you have a Gmail account. Both are free and easy to use.
Sign up for Gmail here: https://www.gmail.com
Check out Google Calendar FAQ here: here: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37005?hl=en&ref_topic=1669238
2/ Share your Google Calendars with each other. Well, your husband/wife/partner must have shared their Google Calendar with you. This involves you sending them a request:
Via Desktop or Laptop on the Web:
i/ Log into your Google Calendar on the web
ii/ On the bottom left of the screen, under “Other Calendars” is a box that says “Add a friend’s calendar”. Type is your partner’s gmail address. This will send them an email with a link to confirm that they want to share with you.
iii/ They must click on the link to accept the request.
(Alternatively — your partner could just offer to share their Google Calendar with you by doing the following: On their Google Calendar Page, under “My Calendars” (just above “Other Calendars”) your partner could click on the arrow beside their name (hover to see it) and then click “Share this Calendar” and enter your Gmail Address)
(Pictures and a good explanation here: http://www.talkandroid.com/guides/beginner/how-to-share-google-calendars-with-family-or-co-workers/)
Will I be able to see all of my partner’s scheduled events then?
Not necessarily. Your partner may share the whole Calendar with you, or they may share just when they are free/busy. Then they will retain some privacy over their Google Calendar.