Dating is an interesting concept. Is it about power dating? Hmmm! Is it about going to a college where members of the opposite sex are more prevalent to narrow your odds? So many ideas abound.
Here’s a novel one. It is about building and strengthening a romantic relationship with that ONE person and enjoying great dating experiences along the journey. Taking that one person along your journey can be the most fulfilling. But, trying to power date until you find her/him can be time consuming instead of fulfilling.
Date night somewhere. A romantic place that becomes special to a couple is something to behold. It causes ecstatic memories to discharge in your brain. These are the moments where you consider the one you’re with as the most important person in all the world. No one dare enter this arena.
One woman loves sitting in her truck with her guy listening to music and just having conversation. Another loves walking through gardens on warmer days, maybe taking in a picnic and walking trails. Another young lady said late night drives in her mustang.
Another said they were both nerds so sitting in a bookstore reading was fundamental to them. Bring on the geek squad.
A long married couple said dating time doesn’t have to mean going somewhere. Our favorite time is Sunday morning in the living room, still in bathrobes, sharing a full pot of coffee, and talking the morning away!
For many couple, it’s just a romantic getaway. There’s a little restaurant in Morgantown on 135 called Bernie’s. Great breakfast on the way to Brown County. Or site seeing in Chicago, at the top of Lakeshore Tower, overlooking Navy Pier, because that’s where my husband proposed to me. Another remembers on top of the Skyline Club on Valentine’s Day. Beautiful view, great food and very romantic to watch the heart light up on the circle…. oh yeah, throw in a slow dance and the night is perfect……
For destination dating, how about walking on the cruise ship at night looking at the islands, short visits to the beach at Maui. Another loves Jamaica. Weather has always been great, beaches are very nice, and the resorts we’ve visited is top-notch, and no language barrier. Yah Mon!
As you can see, these are memorable dates. It’s not about multiple experiences with multiple people. It’s about being with that one person who is special enough that all dating experiences go through them. You are not complete with another.
Now go and make your dating memories. Don’t let the marriage hinder the dating experience. It will actually strengthen the marriage.