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Couples Who Eat Together, Stay Together

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Couples Who Eat Together, Stay Together
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Did you ever think the question, “Pass the potatoes please?” could bring you and your partner closer together?  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it may be the perfect time to pull up a seat next to your loved one and share a nice meal.

A recent article from USA Today shares some ideas about how the simple act of cooking and eating together can help strengthen your relationship.  Romance novelist, Kate Douglas, talks about her first date she had with her husband at a Cuban restaurant and the fact that his willingness to try exotic new things helped solidify their relationship.  Douglas says that if a couple prepares and/or eats at least one meal together a day they will keep their relationship healthy for years to come.

Douglas believes that just by experiencing the taste of food together a couple can heighten the romance between them. Douglas says, “In sharing a bite of a sandwich, watching someone enjoy the taste of something, the sensual pleasure of taste can transfer over to the sensual pleasure between two people.”

It makes sense that eating together daily can have a positive effect on our relationships since it is the one time a day you can truly focus your attention on your spouse, share thoughts, or simply talk about what you did that day.  Some no-brainer tips to add a little romance to your dinner would be to turn the TV and cell phones off, light some candles, and set the table.  These simple details will help to drown out any distractions and put a spotlight on you and yours during meal time.

Some more tips on how to spice up a special romantic meal are to make a meal you normally wouldn’t prepare together, like a nice breakfast after a date with your partner the night before.  Having a private cocktail party for you and your partner could also be a fun thing to try.  Serve new cocktails you’ve never tried before and make finger foods you can feed to each other.  

Do you think preparing or eating at least one meal a day with your partner could strengthen your relationship?

What types of meal ideas do you have for Valentine’s Day or your next date night?

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  • skyseed By skyseed
    03.11.11  

    I totally agree!!! My husband and I have very different schedules, so we don't get to spend a lot of time together, but at least a couple of times a week we meet either for lunch or dinner. I say that food keeps us together!!!

  • lesliegh By lesliegh
    02.28.11  

    Dinner is the part of my day i cant wait for , i love to cook for my husband , its are special time to our selfs , we love cheese and crackers with a bottle of wine , and it is so easy to clean up , so we can get back to whats importain most......US ..")

  • fishersonia By fishersonia
    02.18.11  

    I love this one! I feel like this is where couples are laking these days. Especially about cooking at home also. There is something special and nurturing about cooking for the family.

  • chrrrrris By chrrrrris
    02.17.11  

    We don't cook together but we do eat together all the time. Lunch and dinner. Great time to catch up and keep up!

  • girlluvbaby By girlluvbaby
    02.17.11  

    This is a sweet post and great for Valentine's day, although I'm a few days late. My hubby, kids and I eat together every night. Its great a great time for conversation and bonding.

  • mardel By mardel
    02.17.11  

    I try to eat with my husband as much as I can! He has a crazy schedule and he normally eats dinner very late.

  • basilandcatnip By basilandcatnip
    02.17.11  

    Yes! ...and picking new recipes to try and grocery shop togther, especially exploring thr Farmer's Market... one meal makes for a lot of fun adventures and growth.

  • Von411 By Von411
    02.16.11  

    We always eat dinner together. Keeps us sane...

  • aly_313 By aly_313
    02.15.11  

    V-Day is our way date out but I've recently starting making meal plans each week. It's great because 1. saves money 2. we eat out less and 3. no more arguing over whose making dinner!

  • wesill By wesill
    02.15.11  

    As long as everyone is home in my house, we always eat together. It is time for us to sit down and discuss our day and eat some good food along with it!

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