We often think dating is for singles looking for love but that’s exactly where lots of couples go wrong. Dating is essential at every stage of a relationship. Whether you’ve been together three weeks or three years you should never stop making an effort to spend quality time together.
The sad truth is that after a week of endless meetings and tight schedules, thinking of imaginative ways to spend time with your sweetheart takes effort, even if you’re in the early stages of dating.
Put a date in your diary each week or once a month to spend dedicated and uninterrupted time together and we can guarantee you’ll keep the flame alive for a long time.
Go somewhere new: don’t just go for supper. Meet at a gallery, go to a concert or watch a foreign film. New experiences inject energy into a relationship and create an immediate bond.
Take turns: don’t leave it up to one person to arrange a date every week. Alternate when organising outings for each other to make sure you’re both making the effort.
Surprise: show your date you really care by arranging something you know they will love; something they’ve been talking about for ages and never got round to, perhaps? Or something they’ve never thought of doing but you know they’d love. What about roller-skating, ice-climbing, or a contemporary art exhibition?
Get out of town: book a train ticket to Brighton or South-end on sea, for example. Why not hire a couple of bicycles and tap into your inner child again? There are lots of places you can go for the day, if you don’t have a whole weekend to spare.
Introduce some old-fashioned romance: don’t be scared of doing something a little bit cheesy like watching the sunset together over Primrose hill, having a bubble bath or cooking a candle-lit dinner. We all need a bit more old-fashioned romance in our lives.