Date Your Mate Month takes place every May and we are ecstatic to cele-brate this unique and fun way of bringing people together! Relationships take work, be it standing up for your partner, understanding them, or keeping the romance alive. You have to continue doing what you did before you started dating and having busy lives is not an excuse. Why not come up with creative ways to treat your partner? Go out of your way and show your significant other how special they are to you. This can be in spontaneous, fun, and inexpensive ways. The goal is to bring back the romance and reignite that spark to strengthen your relationship.
George Ade, a columnist at a newspaper, coined the word ‘date’ in the context of relationships. He wrote a column on working-class lives, in which he told the story of a clerk named Artie whose girlfriend was losing interest in him and began seeing other men socially. When Artie confronted his girlfriend about this, he said to her, “I s’pose the other boy’s fillin’ all my dates?”
The concept of courtship and dating has been around for quite a while with new forms of dating also arising through the years. However, it’s really easy to get stuck in a routine when you’ve been dating someone for a while or are married to them. While there’s nothing wrong with having a lazy evening at home with your partner, it’s still important to do different things to keep the excitement levels up in a relationship. We need to continue making an effort in our relationship and not just for this one month but if the flame is fizzling out, this month serves as a great reminder of that.