Keep the Flame Burning – Dating After You’re Married Why? Because dating is a fun way to keep the flame burning in your relationship, long after you thought your dating days were over. Dating your partner after helps to strengthen your relationship and build a lasting marriage. Sadly these days, too many marriages end in divorce. We lose the connection and everything else seems more important. The trouble is that over time, we can easily begin to take each other for granted. And like a garden that grows wild without attention, your relationship begins to lose its blossom. However, if you’re willing to make the effort, if you will invest the time and care into it, you can make your relationship bloom once again. So how can you do this? The answer is simple, by spending time together in mutually enjoyable activities or at social events in which you both share an interest. In other words, by dating again. To get started, you should you both choose a night that you know you’ll be able to make. Put it on your calendar and stick to it. Select something that you can both do together and that will be great fun. Perhaps you could take a sushi-making class together or go to a special event such as a concert or a film premiere. Anything that gets you out of the house and doing something together is a great place to start. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, although when it’s your turn to think up a date, your partner would certainly appreciate something exclusive and special. Perhaps they have a favourite chef and you could book a table at their restaurant. Maybe they’ve always wanted to experience the ballet or have a picnic and see an opera performed at Glyndebourne. Whatever it is, it’s not just about the money that you spend; it’s really the thought that counts. So think up some ideas, jot them down and share them with your loved one. Make the most of the time you have together and don’t end up sitting in front of the telly night after night. Make a commitment to spend one evening a month or even one evening a week going out on a date together. You’ll have forgotten how much fun it is to relax and unwind with your best half. Don’t forget, you don’t have to just do things you’ve done before. Why not try things that are completely new to you both. Keep the fire burning! Whether you’re young or old, single, engaged or married, if you want to enjoy a long and successful relationship, why not get our free e-guide ‘Now You’ve Got Her, Keep Her!’ by visiting Your London Wedding Planner.