Dating to do list

04-Nov-2018 17:16

In 2009, I told my wife that I was going to marry her. A few weeks later, I convinced her to take a chance. We went to one of those fancy restaurants where you cook your own food over an open flame, followed up by a night of ice skating (which we could barely do), and capped the evening with dessert and a few hours of good conversation.

Now as many of you know, I’ve been married for almost 5 years now.

"A joint bucket list is a fabulous way for two people to strengthen their relationship, and ensure that they don't drift apart and live separate lives like so many couples do," says Honaman.

The bucket list also gives each partner something to look forward to, and research shows that anticipating a fun experience makes us happier.

Which is known in NOTE: Want to verge a little further off the beaten track?Enter a world of private chef’s tables; preview dinners at new restaurants; secret happy hours; VIP tickets; off-menu feasts; exclusive prix-fixe tasting menus; and insider perks at some of the best restaurants and bars in London….A recent blog post on The Pioneer Woman extolling the benefits of keeping a relationship to-do list got us thinking: Could penning a shared checklist really fan the flames of romance?Some of their "to do" items are big, like exploring the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand, while others are what Honaman calls "quicker hits," like riding a Segway scooter.She's quick to note that they mark completed items as "done" rather than deleting them so they can look back on their progress and reminisce.

Which is known in NOTE: Want to verge a little further off the beaten track?Enter a world of private chef’s tables; preview dinners at new restaurants; secret happy hours; VIP tickets; off-menu feasts; exclusive prix-fixe tasting menus; and insider perks at some of the best restaurants and bars in London….A recent blog post on The Pioneer Woman extolling the benefits of keeping a relationship to-do list got us thinking: Could penning a shared checklist really fan the flames of romance?Some of their "to do" items are big, like exploring the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand, while others are what Honaman calls "quicker hits," like riding a Segway scooter.She's quick to note that they mark completed items as "done" rather than deleting them so they can look back on their progress and reminisce."If one partner plans and the other has to follow or agree, it can build resentment," Katz says.