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Date Nights for Married Couples

Dating Rules for Married Couples

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Follow these rules so your dates with your spouse are fun and help the two of you to connect with one another.
  • Follow the advice of researchers and do something different and be creative on your dates.
  • Agree that your dates will not be at home unless absolutely necessary.
  • Accept that a date is not getting together with your in-laws or attending a party.
  • Don't invite another couple on your date.
  • Schedule when the two of you will have a date. If your calendar is tight, go for once a month with a goal of increasing your dates to twice a month at least.
  • Unless there is a true emergency, keep your promise to have a date, whether it is weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
  • Your date should last at least 2 hours.
  • Choose dates that will be fun for both of you.
  • Consider an afternoon date or getting together for lunch.
  • If you have children, plan in advance for child care while the two of you are on a date.
  • Share your expectations of the date with one another.

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