It may sound overly-simple, but “dating,” even while in a relationship, will remind you why you kept seeing this individual in the first place.Getting out of the comfort zone of your apartments and dressing up in something other than PJs will serve as a reminder of the perhaps slightly-more-exciting people you guys were before becoming mutually exclusive.After years in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to slip into a complacent routine that’s a little too comfortable.After all, sharing a toothbrush isn’t so sexy, and the silence you experience while the two of you are reading in bed might linger a little too long because you’ve maintained a casual text conversation all day.It’s inevitable that the surprises aren’t always present when you realize that your significant other has also become your best friend after spending so much time together over weeks and months and years.Grace Cassidy suggests that people should be willing to “date themselves” — that is, treat themselves and be comfortable in solitude before committing to sharing time and even a life with someone else.By learning how your spouse experiences the world, you can then tailor the date to doing exactly what they enjoy the best. About now, you’re probably thinking this is all very nice but isn’t it all a little too self-sacrificing?
In that case, a night of dancing or some kind of sport might be best.First of all, in most cases, your partner is going to be sensitive to the fact that you’re making a strong effort to help them enjoy a date with you.This is going to carry with it, lasting implications.Here’s the big kicker This suggestion, to do your partners favorite thing often, goes both ways. One of the biggest benefits to dating with your partner’s favorite thing in mind is that you get to see your spouse in an environment they love. This increases the positive vibes of the date and you’ll come home with a stronger relationship than when you left. What if she loves dog shows and you can’t stand them?What if all he wants to do is watch the ball game at the local sports grill?So what does doing your partner’s favorite thing often even mean? First, think about what your spouse absolutely loves to do.Like if everything was taken care of – house, kids, job, etc. It could be dance, art, photography, movies, reading, sports, and so on.Let’s also pretend that you’re taking a turn planning the date and you really want to make it special. It was wise counsel that my wife and I heard when we were first married.So, what’s the best possible way you can think of to make sure you have the best possible time on your date? As the years have happily rolled on by, it still stands as the best way I know of to date and keep the romance alive.