What Successful Couples Do
What does it mean to never stop dating?
I like to think of it as a philosophy or a way of living. Most people tend to live their life by some sort of mantra or guiding principles. As an example, some value religion. As such, they attend church every Sunday. Pray at night and engage in other religious-based activities. Overall, this shows us a certain way of living.
In the early stages of relationship building, two strangers find creative ways to spend time together. Some have dates at the local movie theater. Others find a cool rooftop to sneak to.
Think about your relationship…
- How did it start?
- Do you remember your first 5 dates?
- What did you wear on the first date?
- What did it feel like asking your partner out on the first date?
Going on dates serves a beautiful purpose. The action of a date helps nourish the relationship. Feed it in a transformational way. The transformation is seen, when a date turns into sex or an in-depth conversation having you feeling emotionally connected to your partner.
Giving your relationship the gift of “never stop dating” can be the driving force to a successful relationship.
I find that what hurts relationships is often tied to balance. The difficulty in balancing life with the relationship. As we age, we tend to progressively become busier and tied to obligations outside of the relationship. Work, school, exercise, etc.… All of these can create distance. The 10 date ideas are aimed to give you first and foremost commitment.
It’s important for your partner to feel that you are showing up. You are a team player and willing to take on the task of planning dates.
- Go on a coffee date.
- Go to a new restaurant in town.
- Visit a local bar for a drink.
- Take a mini-vacation to the beach.
- See a comedy show.
- Take a weekend trip out of town.
- Take a yoga class.
- Visit your old schools.
- Follow along to a YouTube workout video.
- Take a mini-vacation to the mountains.
One Key Way To Improve Your Relationship
Relationships that are successful often include some version of dating. Couples can date in various ways. Some go on physical dates to the movies, while others spend the earlier morning together sharing their dreams, how they slept, and what’s going to happen during the day.
When people think about love, they often dance around with images or experiences. Such as a perfect date or that one beautiful experience.