There’s no doubt about it, regular date nights improve marriages and prevent divorces. Researchers have found that married couples who go on frequent dates have lower divorce rates and feel better about the quality of their marriages than couples who don’t. Hey, hopefully that’s enough evidence to get you dating your spouse again. One study highlighted five reasons why date nights have strong correlations to healthy marriages.
Reason #1: Communication. Successful communication is the lifeblood of any relationship. Your words bring nourishment to your spouse and they help you resolve conflicts. So make sure you plan some dates that will get you talking.
Reason #2: Fun. Don’t just sit and watch to be entertained. Get out of that rut and try something new. Take a walk. Cook a meal together, or go out for ice cream. Take turns planning your creative dates. These dates will also create fond memories for you that you will cherish later on.
Reason #3: Builds romance. Dating like you used to date before you were married helps keep the romantic feelings alive in your marriage. And who doesn’t want to experience those loving feelings? Planning and enjoying regular date nights with your mate will help you fall in love with each other over and over again, which is going to foster commitment. Talking, having fun and fanning those romantic flames will strengthen your commitment to one another. And it’s commitment that’s going to keep you together when those inevitable hard times hit. .
Reason #4: De-stressing. We’re all stressed. Date nights become a fun oasis in the midst of those stressful lives. Your times together will let you support and encourage each other. Having fun is always a great distraction from our everyday routine. You know, too often the pressures of life get in the way of making date nights a reality. They end up being dinner and a movie or dinner and watching your favorite TV show. However, sitting and watching doesn’t really help you communicate. Have fun or get those romantic juices flowing.
Have fun and be creative. Enjoy some time together. It will make a lasting impact on your marriage!