Paul Simon sings there must be 50 Ways to Leave your Lover. I say there are 26 ways to date your spouse.
Its February. Love is in the air, or at least it should be. I don't know about you but my dating life with my husband can get routine. It's not anyone's fault. We're both busy people and often schedule time for each other. Falling to what feels comfortable to both of us is a natural thing. But when you want to shake things up a bit and don't have time to let the creative juices flow I have an option.
I came across an idea online last week. The concept is simple. Take a piece of paper. Write the letters of the alphabet from A-Z on it. Then, with your spouse and a couple of glasses of wine write a corresponding date to each letter of the alphabet.
It's as simple as that. What's great about it is it makes you think outside the box. It's difficult doing the same old same old when you're having to come up with a date that starts with Q or Z.
I assume the concept is to do all 26 dates within one year (once every two weeks). And as lovely as that sounds, its not workable for us. BUT, having the list in my day timer at the ready is great. When we look at each other blankly and say "What do you want to do tonight?" we finally have some different options.
My husband and I had a lot of fun coming up with our 26 dates and I hope you do as well. I'd love to hear what you come up with.
I figure the more couples do stuff like this, the less chance we end up singing 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.
PS - Single? No worries. I'm a huge believer in dating yourself. Write your own list from A-Z of things you would like to experience and then go out and do them. Live life no matter what.