Date Night!

Wondering how to keep the Ooh-la-la of romance burning long after the wedding candles have burned down? Read on…

We polled some happily married people, and here’s what these ladies had to say:

If you want to be treated like a Princess, you’ve got to treat him like a Prince. – Steph, married 5 years

Don’t sweat the small stuff. So what if he misses the laundry hamper, or bought full cream instead of low fat again? Nobody’s perfect! – Sam, married 11 years

I read years ago, that we should occasionally do the seducing in the bedroom, and not wait for him to make the first move. It works for me! – Anonymous, married 14 years

If you have children and a full time job, it is normal to forget to prioritise your relationship with your husband. I try to make a point of remembering to put him first sometimes. I know he really appreciates this! – Geena, married 17 years

Look for his intentions, instead of merely his actions. – Joanna, married 10 years

After an argument, I have three simple rules and it applies to both of us: 1) Acknowledge what happened. 2) Forgive the person. 3) Move on. Life is too short to hold grudges! – Candice, married 8 years

Compliment him. Men are the same as us. They like to feel good about themselves physically. Also, they like to hear from you that they are accomplishing enough to make you happy. – Gill, married 22 years

My hubby seems to be more in love than ever before, but sometimes I shy away from intimacy because I don’t feel so young anymore. It takes a special guy to love you more as the years go by, so I let him know that I do appreciate this and what he does for me and our sons. – Sheryl, married 20 years

Here’s what these married guys had to say:

Take her to the place where you had your first date. Even if it’s no longer there, take her to the spot, then say some romantic stuff. I promise it works! – Sheldon, married 8 years

We do a weekly movie night. If we can’t get a babysitter, we just put the kids to bed early, and watch movies together until late like teenagers. – Thando, married 8 years

Just be an open book. Women appreciate if you are present and in the moment. Also, don’t be lazy. They hate that. – Sean, married 15 years

It may seem unnecessary to us blokes but the occasional candlelight dinner, or box of her favourite choccies works wonders for my Mrs’ mood. – Anthony, married 10 years

Date night! I’ve discovered that my wife really loves this. – Chris, married 22 years

Three words: COUPLES SPA TREATMENTS. You’re welcome. – Andrew, married 9 years

Never forget why you fell in love with her in the first place. And never forget your anniversary! – Brent, married 7 years

Respect and loyalty is a two-way street. I know too many guys who still think the double-standard works for them but in the end you lose out. It’s our job to nurture and cherish our partner. – William, married 5 years

Give her some regular down-time, away from the kids, chores and responsibilities. She will bounce back feeling energetic (and sexy)! – Dale, married 12 years

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