The importance of dating
Date nights improve marriages, according to common sense and a comprehensive, quantitative study conducted by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.
The study showed improvements for married couples who go on frequent dates across categories such as happiness, commitment, communication, parenthood stability, and community integration.
– romantic love – aspect of relationships and can make you feel like you’ve just started dating each other all over again.
Who doesn’t want to feel those butterflies you felt when you first started dating?
Planning consistent dates with your husband or wife will help you fall in love with each other all over again week after week.
Here are ten of my favorite dating commandments: Dating commandment #1: It all starts with you. If you have baggage stemming from a previous relationship, don’t pretend you don’t. Don’t compare your dinner companion to your ex, your girlfriend’s awesome boyfriend, or your dad. Don’t assume that similarities between your new guy and your ex will dictate heartache, or that significant differences will mean that you’ll never feel understood the way you once felt. Focus on getting to know someone new without comparing his/her menu choices to those of an old vegetarian crush’s. While it’s important to give your date a fair shot, it’s also important to ignore glaring signs of incompatibility, misaligned value systems or dangerous behaviors. It’s the same advice your mom gave you on the first day of school: be yourself. If you don’t understand a political reference in a conversation, ask for clarification. If you don’t know what you want before you start dating someone, you might get caught up in a romance that is ultimately destined to fail. Present yourself authentically, laugh at the things you find funny, share your personal viewpoints on hot topics, wear your favorite geeky sweater, and give your date an opportunity to get to know the real you. If your date asks a question you don’t want to answer, tell her that you don’t feel comfortable answering it instead of avoiding it by giving a dishonest answer.