One of the most important habits to develop in a relationship is to make time for each other. Getting rid of distractions, sitting down to connect as a partnership, and investing emotional and physical energy in each other is one of the most effective ways to keep love alive and thriving. Today's "This Week In Love" is dedicated in large part to spending quality time together.
Now go ask your significant other on a date, would you?
Nearly every Friday, Ted and Lucienne go dancing together. It's the desire to be a couple like them that inspired me to learn to dance.
Learning to dance is one of the best things I've ever done. It's not easy, but when you "get it," the joy you experience on the dance floor with your partner is incomparable.
2. Jar of Dates
Sometimes thinking of a date is... well, more work than the date itself. So, maybe you're next date night should be to make a jar of dates. Use colored tongue depressors to write down a few dozen date ideas (maybe stealing from the list of date ideas below), and categorize them by price and effort.
Red: Expensive dates out of the house. Stuff like a night at the symphony, or a fancy restaurant go here. Dark Pink: Less expensive dates out of the house. A night at the movies, or dance classes would go here. Light Pink: Stay at home dates. Board games, video games, and dessert showdowns would go here. White: Sex? I don't know. There was no category for white sticks on this lady's blog. But sex seems like a good fit.
3. Kermit the Frog
Kermit is one of my favorite Muppets, and this is easily one of my favorite quotes. Sometimes you just meet someone, and you share this connection, and you are instantly.... well, there's not a word yet for old friends who've just met.
4. Talk About... Things
I've been told that you can always tell which couples at a restaurant are married... they're the ones not talking to each other. After years, or even decades together, it's understandable that you can just plain run out of things to talk about. Sometimes it happens to me after like 3 dates. So, here's a huge list of questions to spark some fun conversation. Or you can check out this cool-looking book* that basically serves the same purpose.
5. 52 Date Nights
Here's a list of dates (there are actually 79 on the list)... enough to go on one a week for a year.
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