Spending time alone with your partner is great for your relationship. It helps bring you closer as a couple and strengthens your partnership. Studies have found there are a number of ways date nights strengthen your relationship, and here are 5 of them.
1. It improves communication
Communication is crucial in an intimate relationship. Date nights give you the opportunity to discuss things important to both of you without the kids overhearing or others interrupting you. Letting your partner know how you feel can reduce stress and help you feel connected to each other.
The longer you have been together, the more routine your relationship becomes. Studies show that novelty and having fun can keep the romance alive. Having new experiences together can help increase intimacy. Try a new restaurant, go skydiving or do something new in the bedroom. It doesn’t matter what type of activity you to do, as long as you both enjoy it. The take away here is that it is important for couples to have fun together.
3. Get intimate
In the first blush or romance, you can’t keep your hands off each other. Over time, the emotional and physical expression of love tends to fade. Date nights can help restore the connection and rekindle the fire. Regular date nights can be helpful in stoking the fires of passion and keeping relationships physical.
As I mentioned earlier, communication can help reduce stress in a relationship. Time for the 2 of you to connect and give each other emotional support can help lower stress.
Date nights build attachment and encourage commitment. A strong sense of commitment is a great foundation for a stable, satisfying relationship. Committed couples have been found to be happier.
So what are you waiting for? Get the babysitter around and organise a date night. If you’re looking for ideas to spice it up in the bedroom, get one of our hampers—you’re bound to have plenty of novel, intimate, de-stressing fun!