There is something to be said for taking time to do something with the one you love.  Research proves that if more couples focused on their love for each other, the quality of their marriage relationship would be enhanced.

A report released by the National Marriage Project found that couples who manage to devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates compared to couples who do not devote as much couple time to one another

Most marriages begin with romantic love that is linked to passion, excitement and an overwhelming sense of attraction to the one you love.  Over time, the passion can fade if you do nothing to nurture it.  Dates nights have the potential to take your marriage and make it meaningful and fun again.  Don’t let money, work or time be the reason you don’t continue to date.

As a couple it’s important to continue to date even after marriage. Plan a babysitter, change a schedule and set a consistent day of the week. There shouldn’t be much that can interrupt your date nights (except maybe travel or illness). You may agree to date weekly, fortnightly or monthly on the set week day, if you can the more frequent the better.

Date nights need to be consistent, planned and exciting. It’s not something you’re doing every day.

Remember to capture your date night in your budget if you have one. You don’t have to spend lots of money every time but money cannot be used as an excuse.

Use the time to catch up with each other, giving time and attention to each other – it is worth more then an expensive gift.

We’ve got plenty of great date ideas for you to try – so start searching and find the romance.

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