We have all heard the stories of couples that have lost the romance in their marriage or relationship. “He doesn’t take me out anymore like he did when we were first dating.” “She doesn’t put on make-up or do her hair and doesn’t dress up any more.” These are common complaints from couples, both married and dating.
Why do we hear these comments? Because we have stopped trying to impress our mate. We get complacent and fall into a rut with life’s daily routines. It really doesn’t take much to maintain the romance in a relationship. Maintaining the romance can be as simple as having a date night every couple of weeks, going dancing once a month, or just maintaining a routine of doing something different on a regular basis.
The key is to first talk about what you would like to do. Then plan it together, put it on your calendars and keep your commitments to each other. It’s not as much about what you do as it is about doing something together. Finally, enjoy your time together. That is what this time should be all about.