May is Date Your Mate Month!

Did you know that May is National Date your Mate Month? calendar_date

Use this as an opportunity (or an excuse) to step up your dating game. Continuing (and remembering) to date each other is a fun way to stay connected to your partner when you have so many other responsibilities and commitments (children, careers, housework, bills, to name a few). It does require making an effort. You’ll likely need to plan ahead, but hopefully by booking the sitter and marking the date on your calendar you’ll consider yourselves “locked in” to spending this valuable time together.

Hold up! Before you make reservations at your usual restaurant, maybe this month you diverge from dinner and a movie, and instead use your favorite movies as inspiration for your date(s)!

Here are a few examples that came to my mind, but I’m sure you can come up with some great ideas of your own!

wreck-it-ralphVisit a video game arcade such as Dave & Busters (Wreck-It Ralph)

paintball_10ThingsIHateAboutYouGo paddle-boating then engage in a friendly paintball fight (10 Things I Hate About You)

Elsa-FrozenGo ice skating or rollerblading then grab a refreshing Snow Cone or Icee (Frozen)

willywonka-06Find a candy store or sweets shop and have dessert for dinner (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

AliceInWonderland_croquetGrab a deck of cards and a blanket, and head to a grassy park for a picnic —
or maybe even some tea and croquet (Alice in Wonderland)

Don’t fret if things don’t go perfectly—the goal is simply to laugh, have fun, and maybe try something new with your partner. Trying new activities together fosters intimacy!

P.S. Don’t forget to wish the appropriate people in your life Happy Mother’s Day on May 10th!

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