Quality Time

Sunday, September 30, 2007
After living the B.F. for a mere three months, quality time is still an important aspect of our relationship that I would like to continue. Yes, I know, if we live together which means we must spend all this time together -- not exactly. Quality time as defined by the all knowing Wikipedia is an informal reference to time spent with loved ones (eg. close family, partners or friends) which is in some way important or special. I wonder if a man or a woman wrote that definition.....

For instance, for a girl, spending quality time with your significant other might mean going to a dinner, watching a movie, long walks on the beach (if you live near one) or doing something that you and that other person enjoy. To a guy, quality time means going to the bar, watching one of the many sports on TV or live or going to the bar and watching those same sports on their TVs instead of yours. Get my point? At this point, I feel like I should quote the ever-popular book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. But I won't, and spare everyone from gagging.

When we are in relationships, each person needs to remind themselves to go outside their comfort zone and do something simple and unexpected for the other person. It's very easy to stay in the same routine day in and day out. Little random acts of kindness go a long way, and sometimes, that's all the other person needs to feel wanted and appreciated. Switch up an evening out, show up early or let the other person pick the movie.

So boys and girls, we need to remember that every once in awhile, do something different and unexpected for the person you are dating. A little change can make a world of difference.