SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Jan. 26, 2011
"Yet, in our hectic and overscheduled lives, technology and social networking platforms, like Twitter, are actually keeping couples from connecting on a more intimate level. Texting and tweeting isn’t talking and touching," observed Michael.
"The games make it easy and affordable to create that ‘special’ evening. Couples simply ‘make a date’ to set aside private time and a place to play. The games set the stage – it’s the players who share the romance," Barbara said.
Additional suggestions include: turning off the cell phones (of course!), turning on soft lighting and romantic music, putting on attractive and comfortable clothes, and setting out favorite finger foods and beverages.
"Taking time out for fun gives couples an opportunity to nurture their relationship – any couple, any age, at any stage in their relationship can enjoy the benefits of taking time to play," says Barbara.
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Today, couples face lots of challenges. New parents wanting to carve time out for each other; couples needing to re-connect after periods of separation, especially military couples; empty nesters and retirees looking to "fan the flames" – they all need to put down their "hand-helds" and find ways to hold hands.
"It’s easy for couples to fall into a rut when it comes to spending time with each other. Add a troubled economy and it can challenge a couple’s creativity to keep their relationship fresh and exciting," says Barbara.
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- Find a great spot to people watch, share a cup of coffee and make up "vignettes" about the lives of people passing by.
- Act like kids again and go ice skating or sledding. Be sure to pack a light picnic with warm drinks for afterwards.
- Too cold to go outside? Then plan a picnic inside – go "Island" with coconut-scented candles, Reggae music, tropical drinks with umbrellas, jerk chicken and plantains and flowered shirts.
- Feb 18 – 21
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