Romance Reinvented: 4 Date-Night Tips Every Couple Should Know

My wife and I had a swimming pool in our backyard when we lived in Florida. One date night we put candles around the pool and went for a swim. We opened a bottle of wine and toasted each other while standing in the shallow end. We stared up into the starry sky and marveled at the planes that occasionally flew overhead. We talked about... what's the difference. It was an amazing evening, and it got better as the night went on.

Get creative with date night. Experiment and find fun things to do together. Take a board game to a coffee house. See if you can climb that tree on the corner of the block. Go to the local amusement park. Go race toy cars. Have a picnic in the park. Or just sit down for a quiet meal at a restaurant. Whatever you do, focus on each other. Date night is not about what you do; it's about you.

Reprinted with permission from Marriage Fitness: 4 Steps to Building & Maintaining Phenomenal Love. Copyright © 2004 by Mort Fertel (MarriageMax, Inc.).

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