Add Spontaneity to Date Night with the ‘Penny Date’

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Couples

As the holiday season wraps and the New Year begins, about 50 percent of the U.S. population sets a New Year’s resolution. But by Valentine’s Day, the vast majority calls it quits on these promises. How can you succeed? Making…

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Why We Rarely Double Date

Phil and Sarah are two of our favorite people in the world. Marc and I love spending time with this couple. They’re funny and intelligent, they love food and are always open to exploring new things — just like us….

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Sailing Excursions to Sweep Your Love Away

As Mark Twain once wrote, “Throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” For an unforgettable date outing, take the advice of Mr. Twain and step on deck…

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20 Ideas for a New Year’s Eve Party for Two

If you’re looking for ways to bond in the hours leading up to the ball drop, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to make New Year’s Eve for two extra special. From cocktails to countdowns, resolutions to reservations and…

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Five Grand Romantic Gestures to Plan for your Partner  

People love surprises and even crave the unexpected. It’s actually a proven fact. According to scientists at Emory University and Baylor College of Medicine, the human reward pathways in the brain respond strongly to the unpredictable. This concept definitely translates…

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Elope Like a Pro: Wedding-Worthy Destinations to Kickstart Happily Ever After

Every love story is different, and every  “I do” celebration different. Some couples prefer a major event inclusive of friends and family while others desire to go down a quieter, more intimate path with elopement. Las Vegas is, of course,…

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How to Stay Connected as a Couple Through the Holidays

This story was originally created for The Gottman Institute Blog and has been republished here with permission. When my kids were younger, one of our favorite summer activities was to have leaf races in the rushing streams near our North Carolina summer…

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How to Create a Stay-at-Home Spa Date Night

By Tasha Harrison Owner/Event Director, Everlasting Events If you’re like most working adults, a day at the spa with someone you love is fabulous but hard to come by. We lead busy lives most of the time, likely not giving enough…

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Friendsgiving: A Holiday Date Night with Friends

There’s the family you’re born into and the family you choose. Close friends become our second family and, because of this special bond, we often want to celebrate the holidays together. And this type of celebration is legit! “Friendsgiving” is…

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10 Popular Destinations Perfect for Off-Season Travel

Let’s face it, while many of us may daydream about traveling to popular destinations, it’s not always easy on the wallet to do so. Perhaps thinking outside of the box will turn your daydreams into realities. Look at vacationing during…

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Creating the Date Night Habit

We humans live a well-worn path, often living the same life over and over, day after day. It takes true effort to blaze a new trail because we’re simply not wired for change; we’re wired for habit. Our brains like…

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Plan a Tastings Date Night for Two

Every now and then it’s nice to lounge in your comfy clothes at home instead of heading out on the town for date night. But the key to making the night memorable is to have a fun theme and some…

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