In the beginning, the reason for dating is to get to know someone better to see if this is a good fit.After marriage, the reason for dating to know your spouse better to ensure a good fit. The bottom line is dating your spouse is only as beneficial as a person makes it.these are things we have implemented over the past 3 months after we decided we needed to start ‘dating’ again.our extreme comfort levels were not helping us feel sexy/passionate towards each other and we were starting to feel more like roommates and less like husband and wife.before we jump into the 7 ways to start dating your spouse again, let’s acknowledge that if you’ve been together with your partner for a while, you may have noticed your comfort level increasing.this is generally a good thing but every relationship has it’s TMI threshold and ours was finally reached after 7 years of being together.It may sound overly-simple, but “dating,” even while in a relationship, will remind you why you kept seeing this individual in the first place.Getting out of the comfort zone of your apartments and dressing up in something other than PJs will serve as a reminder of the perhaps slightly-more-exciting people you guys were before becoming mutually exclusive.
please note these also work for boyfriend/girlfriend/partners/significant others too but maybe not dogs.
Making time for weekly (or even simply bi-monthly) “date nights” may seem like an added stressor when two people are already pressed for time, but allotting a meal, an activity or simply an hour for a couple to reconnect can have some seriously therapeutic effects, not just on the relationship, but on yourself.
As Lauren Conrad (who's rarely wrong about things, I'm learning) said in an interview about her engagement to law school student William Tell, “It's important to have that time as a couple to connect, relax and just enjoy each other's company.”Read on for all the reasons why two people should keep dating long after they're considered boyfriend-and-girlfriend, or even husband-and-wife.
Mark your wife's birthday, your wedding anniversary, and Mother's Day on your calendar every year and plan to make those days special.
Take twenty minutes several nights a week to read, discuss, and pray through a shorter book such as Ephesians or Philippians.