It’s not uncommon for a relationship to stagnate over time, particularly if you have been together for many years and/or have had children. However, that’s not to say that you should be unable to regain that spark and remain very much in love with your partner. In this article, we’re going to look at why it is so important for you to date your partner regularly. Here are some of the ways that it can benefit you both…
1. Break the routine
Routine is one of the biggest relationship killers. While routine in some respects can be healthy, in a relationship it can make things predictable and down-the-track, potentially boring. However, by regularly making time for a date night it can help you both to break the routine and keep things interesting.
2. Take you back to the start of your relationship
Going on dates with your partner is a great way of taking you back to the beginning of your relationship and reminding yourselves of why you got together in the first place. Not only can recreating some of your early dates be nostalgic, but good fun as well.
3. Staying connected and promoting communication
When you stop going on dates with your partner, a distance can begin to form between you both. Date nights are so important because it allows you to reconnect with your partner and spend some quality time together. When you are sat on the sofa at home watching a movie, it’s easy to switch off and not talk to each other. However, if you are enjoying a nice meal together, it’s a great opportunity to catch up and enjoy deep and meaningful conversation.
4. It reinforces your commitment to each other
Making time for regular date nights takes commitment and effort from both of you. In doing so you will both be showing a commitment to one another and a desire to keep the bond between you strong and healthy. This in turn will remind you both that you love each other dearly and will do whatever it takes to stay together.
5. It gives you a chance to relax and unwind
Particularly if you have children, life can become so hectic that it starts to feel like you only exist to serve other people. By making time for a date night together you are giving yourselves the chance to relax and unwind for an evening. This is valuable time where you won’t have to worry about anything other than enjoying each other’s company. This can be an incredibly valuable experience.
6. Experience new things
Variety is the spice of life and enjoying regular dates gives you and your partner the perfect opportunity to get creative and try new things, whether it be eating at new restaurants, taking a class in pottery, or going axe-throwing. Try something that neither of you have tried before – it will make your date night all the more special.
7. Create the opportunity to be intimate with each other
When the kids are at their grandparent’s place, you can return home after your date night and have the entire house to yourselves. This creates a great opportunity to be intimate with each other and spice things up in the bedroom. You could even try introducing female vibrators or any other erotic toys that you’ve been wanting to try but rarely find the time.
These are just a handful of the ways in which regularly dating your partner can benefit your relationship. Try to make more effort to spend quality time together, even if you can only get one or two evenings a month, it’s better than nothing. Good luck and enjoy each other.