Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Date night drama

Think regular date nights are the key to a happy marriage? I did. But apparently it's not enough to book a babysitter and enjoy a simple evening out with your spouse. If you want to ensure long-term romance, dinner and a movie don't cut it. According to a study cited in the NY Times, married couples who get out and do something different, experiencing something novel and exciting, are more likely to rekindle their romantic feelings for each other.

It makes a lot of sense, and I'm going to try to plan a different kind of date (although trying new restaurants has always appealed to both of us).

So what should our next date night be? A cooking class? Stand-up comedy? We saw a play recently and concerts are out because that's what Josh does for a living. I'm open to suggestions...