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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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The 15-Second Date Night: Thoughts on Liftoffs and Landings

It doesn’t take much to throw off a good date night routine. Marc and I can be on a roll for months… keeping to our weekly quality time like a paperboy does his Sunday route. But, then, a few schedule…

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The Science of Syncing: Why Date Night Matters

Whether you’re looking at scientific research or anecdotal evidence, a strong case can be made that couples are happier and more connected when they spend quality time together. But let’s be honest ─ it’s not always easy to carve out…

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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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9 Things Your Babysitter Wants You to Know

You need a reliable babysitter for date night. Should be easy peasy, right? The truth is that this relationship is a two-way street and sometimes parents, unknowingly, can make the job harder or less satisfying than it needs to be. We…

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Miles of Marriage Milestones Fueled By Love

I’m thankful to be racking up miles of marriage milestones. The race began thirteen years ago when a funny, twenty-something, out-of-shape bachelor ran a half marathon with me in 36-degree weather to propose at the finish-line. Little did I know that…

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4 Tips for Finding a Babysitter for Date Night

Date night for many couples is sadly long overdue. Time, money, creativity can all get in the way, but if you’ve got kids, there’s the extra hurdle of finding someone trustworthy to care for them while you whoop it up. So we…

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We Have Six Babysitters and So Could You

With the exception of the few months immediately following the birth of each of our daughters, Marc and I rarely miss our weekly date night. You heard that right. Weekly date night! Want to know the secret to our steady…

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8 Ways to FINALLY Commit to a Regular Date Night

Anyone in a long-term relationship, especially parents, know that it can feel incredibly difficult to set aside quality time with your partner. Work, family, friends and personal pursuits can easily fill up our plates, leaving us with little to no…

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