Between kids, careers, getting a decent dinner on the table and
folding the laundry, it's sometimes hard to squeeze in time to
truly connect - one-on-one - with our partners. This NY Times
article -Reinventing Date Night for Long-Married Couples
- tells us that amping up date night just a tad will not
only help us reconnect, but will also flood our brains with
with dopamine and norepinephrine - the same chemicals that
gave us the butterflies that made us fall in love in the first
Who says dates have to be with your
hubby/wife? Read Lindsay's post about breakfast dates with her
According to Arthur Aron, the professor of social
psychology State University of New York at Stony Brook quoted
in the article, it's all about novelty, i.e. trying out new and
exciting activities with your partner - and not the same old same
old, i.e. movie and dinner.
Here are seven date night ideas to get you started:
What's your ideal date night? Do you have any other
new and interesting suggestions for a fun
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.
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