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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
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New Study: Spending Time with Other Couples Strengthens Your Bond with Your Man

Here’s something you might want to read if you want to enhance your relationship with your man. A new study published in the Journal of Personal Relationships shows that spending time with other couples makes you feel closer to your own partner.

In the study entitled “When Harry and Sally Met Dick and Jane: Experimentally Creating Closeness between Couples,” Richard Slatcher, assistant professor of psychology at Wayne State University, formed this theory based on his and his wife’s positive experiences hanging out with their couple friends.

Slatcher examined 60 dating couples who had been with each other for at least two years to put the theory to the test. He divided them into two groups, those who had to make small talk based on basic conversation starters and those who were given meaningful questions (e.g., what you would do if you only had one year left to live). Within the group, they were paired off randomly and asked to converse.

The results showed that while the “small talk” couples didn’t contact each other at all after the experiment, one third of those assigned with meaningful questions became friends in real life. Slatcher says these pairs also also related that they felt better about their own relationships after making new couple friends.

“They reported feeling excited, enthusiastic, happy, and close to their partner,” Slatcher is quoted as saying. He says this is because double dating makes couples put their best foot forward in the physical and emotional sense.

“Especially after you've been with your partner for a long time, some people think being yourself means not treating your partner as well as you would treat other people,” he adds. “Sometimes when people are alone with their partner they don't treat them as well as they should.”

So the next time you and your partner are going out on a date, consider inviting one of your couple friends, and veer away from bland topics like the weather. Not only will this strengthen your bond of friendship with them; you’re helping your relationship with your man improve too.

Source: Femalenetwork


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