No Matter How Long It's Been, Never Stop Dating

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Editor's Note: It's easy to get so caught up with the daily grind and forget how important it is to spend time with our partners, every day. In this post at The Shine Project, Ashley brainstorms on her favorite date ideas and sits her hubby down to share why making time for dates is important. Here's what he has to say:

Going on fun dates is extremely important, whether it's a first date, a date with your girlfriend or boyfriend, or you're engaged, or even married. Even if you're old as the hills, it doesn't matter. Go on dates. Why is it so important to go on fun dates? It keeps the spark alive, provides entertainment and SHOWS the other person you want to spend your time with them.

Photo by Ed Yourdon. (Flickr)

Sometimes it's good to spend money on dates. Like going to the movies, or a nice restaurant, or maybe a day trip somewhere. Other times you don't have to spend hardly any money at all to have a great time. Not too long ago, Ashley and I drove through a neighborhood in downtown Phoenix and gave people on the street water and some snacks. They were extremely grateful, Ashley and I felt uplifted and good for doing it and it was a great experience for us. For our first and second wedding anniversaries, we went to a very nice restaurant in town. Yes, it was pricey, but sometimes a man needs to spend some dough. I know that Ashley (although she really doesn't like me to that often) is flattered that I want to get her something nice. It helps her know that she's important to me and I like that.

Read Ashley's top ten favorite date ideas at The Shine Project here.

Read more from Date Ideas -- Gettin' That Lovin' Feeling at The Shine Project


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