Every time I bring up the subject of dating to my married and coupled friends, I get blank stares and we’re-out-of-that-game attitude. Dating is something you should do your entire life. In other words, it’s not just for singles any more.
A relationship is a living, breathing organism – not unlike a newborn that you must nurture and feed. You can’t just leave it alone and hope for the best. If you want your most intimate relationship to bring the best that life has to offer, you have to put in some time and effort. In fact, you should spend more care cultivating your relationship than you did catching this “big fish” in the first place. Oh yes, and it should be fun. This is where Dating comes in – even in the bonds of a relationship.
Have dinner, take a stroll on a hot summer night, picnic in the park – anything as long as it’s the both of you, spending time together. Don’t let anything get in the way of Date Night. Nothing is more important than the relationship you will be creating by spending quality time reaching out to the person you call your most Intimate.
Go out on a date with your loved one – your spouse, your fiancé, your boyfriend/girlfriend. It doesn’t matter what point you’re at in your relationship, you should date. Intimacy happens when you spend a quantity of time in your love one’s company. The level of intimacy depends on the quality of that time spent.
R. Mordant Mahon