Monday, March 28, 2011

Double Dating With Other Couples

Go on a double date.

Couples who bond with other couples report feeling happier and closer. Forging close friendships with other couples could be the key to marital bliss. Couples who spend time bonding with other couples report greater relationship satisfaction than those who hang out just with each other. Among couples who went out on double dates, those who carried on meaningful conversations felt more positive afterward than those who engaged in small talk. The emotional boost from the newfound friendships translated into feeling closer to their romantic partner. According to the researchers, bonding with others helps you bond with each other.