This category explores date nights, date night ideas and why date nights are so important to maintaining and creating a loving lasting relationship. So get creative! Don't neglect these important date nights- times to connect and keep the passion and romance alive! And in doing so punctuate your relationship with fun and laughter.

Get Creative – 3 Novel Date Ideas to Suit Both of You…So get Creative & have Fun…

old fastioned picture of a couple sharing a bowl of spaghettiCreating great date nights or times to have quality time together is not always easy but the effort is certainly worthwhile and especially so for those committed to keeping the love alive and sizzling. Deepening the connection with your partner and maintaining that hidden glow takes commitment- some say work! I’d like to say commitment and the desire to keep the sizzle and flame burning.  I recently gave 4 creative ideas to consider – here are three more!

In that post I mentioned that Dr Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and a relationship expert emphasises the importance of revving up your romantic routine and in particular creating date nights that are tailored made in that they meet the romantic and personality traits of you both.Continue Reading

Spice up Your Relationship with these 4 Creative Date Night Ideas and Watch it Sizzle!

young couple outside sharing bottle of wineIn a rut? Need some inspiration? Here’s a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing – to build a better date night experience- Turn up the heat with your partner using some of these ideas – tailor-made to suit varying tastes — and budgets.

While date nights are critical to maintaining the sparkle in a relationship – deepening the intimacy and fun and coming up with playful date night ideas can be challenging and especially so when the individuals in the relationship enjoy different pursuits and approaches.

Dr Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and a relationship expert emphasises the importance of revving up your romantic routine and in particular creating date nights that meet the romantic and personality traits of both of you.Continue Reading

Plan! Create Great Passionate Date Nights that Keep the Sizzle & Love Alive!

Young couple in a restaurant enjoying themselvesWant to keep your relationship alive and passionate? Easy! Great, Passionate Date Nights!

If you’ve been reading my posts you’ll be aware that I am a great advocate for date nights irrespective of how long you and your partner have been together. By that I mean scheduling in quality time for you and your partner or spouse to spend quality time together on a regular basis.

In one of my recent posts I stressed the importance of these dates being placed into your calendar so that they happen –and just to be clear these are times when you and your partner (so no kids or close friends) spend quality time together actively enjoying one another’s company and sharing quality time together– just as you did in the early days of dating.Continue Reading

Golden Tips for a Healthy, Loving Relationship! Make Time to Date Your Spouse!

Young couple on the beach having fun togetherI’m a great proponent of date nights and as such often ask young couples what they do to schedule and manage their date nights. And am surprised how many respond in the same way saying ‘We’re married! As if in some way once married dates nights are off the radar!

It’s as if somehow marriage and date nights are not connected. Or that date nights are for those in the early stages of a relationship, for lovers, rather than for couples who have made a commitment to each other through marriage or co-habiting together. Or that date nights go out the window once a young family comes along!Continue Reading

Deepen the Love & Connection in Your Relationship–With Mini Dates! 15 Minutes a Day!

A clock spiralling into a 15 minute timeframeDid you know that the average couple spends less than 5 minutes a day connecting meaningfully with one another? By meaningfully I mean exchanging words or touching one another with loving intent – with the sole purpose of connecting or deepening the relationship in a meaningful way!

Less than 5 mins per day!!!!!

Compare this to when you were dating? Do you remember the hours spent talking and connecting with one another when you were dating? What happened? Where did all that intent for physical closeness, and sharing news of one another’s day go? And more importantly what impact does such a small amount of time given to meaningful connection do to the longevity and intimacy in a relationship?Continue Reading