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Sheri Stritof

When Was Your Last One Night Stand?

By January 24, 2014

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I say it often, I'll say it again. The two of you need and deserve to get away together. Consider having a one night stand now and then with one another.

Locate a romantic bed and breakfast or hotel near your home and make time to get away from your house, kids, business, volunteer work, yard, cats, dog, chickens, parakeet, neighbors, chores, kitchen, telephone, relatives, computer, television, and other distractions.

Do you have any suggestions for date nights for married couples? Please share your ideas!

     How often do you and your spouse date one another? Vote!

April 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm
(1) Rosa says:

While this advice might help somebody out there, having a “one night stand” with your spouse is poor advice for almost every married person. It is semantical, but I don’t want a “one night stand” with anyone, including my husband. Spending time reconnecting and having a quiet uninterrupted meal that neither of you has to prepare or clean up after is an excellent start to a romantic evening. But keep in mind that if there are some lurking issues or negatives in your relationship, it might not be such a good idea to think a quiet meal entitles you or will guarantee an evening of romance. If there are strong underlying problems, this is certainly not the way to go.

If I am correct, a one-night stand is all about sex. And a one-nighter is just that – one night. The enticement of a one-night stand is that it requires no responsibility, no strings, no emotional attachment and no work of any kind involved, except maybe looking good and being able. If you are a married person and have already been doing this with your partner — not being responsible, not connecting emotionally and pretty much not doing any work of any kind — your partner will want to know when something new and different is going to take place.

For married people, a conversation with your significant other, reminding them that you do care, realize you are neglectful and sometimes take them for granted can create a spark in a fire that may have died down. Married people (who should not be even considering having one night stands) are not single people (who do have them). Single people do not have live and sleep with, clean up behind and pay bills with anyone. Married people do.

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