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Advice for Date Your Mate Month

Did you know that May is National Date Your Mate Month? Here’s some dating tips to help keep your relationship alive and well, long after the summer is over.

1.?Create a Date Night Every Week. Select a day that you know will not be pre-empted by the NBA playoffs or a mahjong game and stick to it.

2.?Take Turns on Creating Your Date. Alternate each week as to who selects the outing. Get creative. It can be as simple as dining in by candlelight, to finding events to attend such as comedy shows, movies, plays, or concerts.

3.?Pre-Date Night Foreplay. Show some enthusiasm and excitement the day before your date. Leave a love note on your pillow or send a sexy text message in anticipation of your special night. Take out the lingerie that has been collecting dust in your bureau.

4.?Memorialize It. Be your own love historian. Bring a camera or Flip video along and take photos of you and your sweetheart at different locations. Upload them to your photo sharing account on Flickr? from Yahoo! or on Google’s Picasa? Web Albums. Upload your favorite shot onto your desktop for quick viewing.

5.?Leave the Board Room Behind. If you have had a bad day at work or a presentation with a tight deadline, keep these conversations away from your date night. There’s plenty of time to talk about work outside of your sacred evening. Romance requires nurturing and consistency.

The simple ritual of creating a date night can help you become as excited as you did during the first three months of dating, and can last for decades, if you want it to.

Julie Spira is the author of?The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at?

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Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert. She's an award-winning dating coach who's been helping singles find love online for 25+ years. Follow @JulieSpira on IG.

1 thought on “Advice for Date Your Mate Month”

  1. About a year and a half ago, after having a fight with my husband that felt very familiar, I agonized: How can I fix this? It came to me intuitively by the next morning: weekly date nights, in which we took turns planning the date. That way, we’d get quality time together, indulge each of our interests, show each other we were each making an effort to make this work… it was great.

    Then we got busy, the recession hit, the newspaper I was working for folded, and the date nights slowly petered out. We shouldn’t have let them. It’s a great idea for couples who are having a tough time making time for each other.
    .-= Steph Auteri´s last blog ..How I Write =-.

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