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07/20/2014 08:37 am ET Updated Jul 20, 2014

6 Fun Date Ideas Women And Men Will Both Love

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SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

The next time your marriage or long-term relationship lands in that predictable rut, as in, same restaurants, movie nights in front of Netflix, and falling asleep on the couch, it’s time to take the relationship on an adventure and find some dates you’ll both love.

“Break away from the norm,” says Nancy Pina, a Houston-based relationship expert, who coaches couples on how to strengthen their relationships, including helping them find ways to create excitement and something new to discuss.
“The key to making this adventure work is attitude,” she says, “Be a good sport and let those inhibitions down.”

And once you're out on the town, set the distractions aside. Toni Coleman, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship coach who works with a Boomer-aged clientele, says it’s most important to “go unplugged—no cell phones…Give yourself the time and space to reconnect.”

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