Romantic dating ideas for married couples
Date 1: The Theater At first, it wasn't easy to come up with dates that seemed unusual. I figured the evening was doomed, and I was so mad I could barely look at him. Why was I making such a fuss about him interrupting me?
I started small: We'd go into New York City, about an hour away from where we live. We're in a fun place, and I'm making myself miserable.
Well, OK, it was really around the sternum, and he was wearing protective clothing. Fencing is about the furthest thing from what we'd normally do, but after 21 years of marriage, we were looking for ways to "bring novelty" into our relationship.
Recent studies have shown that having a regular date night is not enough to get couples out of their non-romantic ruts.
Heading home after the show, I realized that the whole evening had passed without us talking about the kids.
Instead, all of our senses had been stimulated, especially our sense of touch—so much hand holding turned into arm holding turned into shoulder bumping…well, you get the rest.
Even a date that fizzled—joining an amateur astronomy club for a night of stargazing—was fun. On our fourth date, I stabbed my husband in the heart. David retreated off the mat, chuckling in disbelief, and we laughed all the way home. Whether you've been married one year or thirty, these ideas for reinventing your marriage can help you out of your routine rut!Our first stop in New Haven, Connecticut, was a bookstore-cafe, the scene of many scones and coffees together.We reminisced about times when we'd scoured the cafe's bookshelves, dreaming of exotic vacations and life in the future.
Aron counseled, explaining that brain scans have shown that when we first fall in love, a chemical called dopamine is released in our brains, which generally makes us feel good.