When you plan a date night, is your first thought to find a new restaurant and good movie in the theater? Although this can be fun and relaxing, why not try something new and active–like a tennis date night? Research shows couples that participate in sporting activities report a stronger and better relationship.
So whether it’s a first date or night out to reconnect with your significant other, read why you should plan a tennis outing as your next date.
Share a New Experience
Tennis encourages interaction, communication, and is just plain fun. Sharing a new experience with your partner is a great way to build a connection. You’ll always have that unique time spent together to recall. “Remember that time when we…”
Couples That Sweat Together Stay Together
Couples who exercise together not only keep off the extra pounds, but they will strengthen their relationship and their sex life. “When a couple works out together, the actual exercise itself can physically and emotionally have a positive impact,” explained Dr. Jane Greer, a marriage and relationship psychotherapist in New York City. “Both partners come away with feelings of synchronicity, cooperative spirit and shared passion. Then you throw in some spicy endorphins and it can be a real power trip for the relationship.” Greer says sweating it out together is a good way to reduce stress in a relationship while also building better communication and common goals. It’s also a great way to enhance what goes on in the bedroom.
If it’s a first date or new relationship, planning a date can be tough. In fact, they often end up being awkward and a bit uncomfortable. Between the expectations, nervousness, and excitement, it’s a lot to handle. After all, you’re getting to know someone for the first time. What’s one way you can avoid this? Take your date to play tennis. By doing something active and something you (both) enjoy, you’ll get entertainment and natural conversation, which is MUCH better than staring at each other across a table talking about the weather.
It’s Cheaper than Dinner and a Movie
Between the cost of dinner and your choice of entertainment, you could easily spend over $100. If you play tennis all you need is you and your date, two rackets, a public court, and a few balls. To make it even more fun, you can hire a tennis coach and take a lesson together–for under $100! A professional will teach you the basics so you’ll improve your games together.
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