Why You Should Plan a Romantic Getaway With Your Spouse
I am a big advocate of Date Night! I truly believe that a happy marriage can't live without it. But, sometimes you and your spouse need something more when it comes to spending quality time together. Romantic getaways is definitely something more! Whether for a weekend or longer, romantic getaways are a great way to spend a few days alone with your spouse and with no interruptions.
In fact, research commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association found at TravelEffect.com reports that couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied in their relationships. Interesting right? But, that's not all. Take a look below at a few more benefits of a romantic getaway. As always my fellow couples, Keep it Hot!
1. Sparks More Romance Than Jewelry, Flowers & Candy
The travel study (commissioned by the U.S Travel Association) found that couples prefer taking a short trip to receiving gifts. Yes, you heard me. So instead of jewelry and other known gifts that are given, couples prefer going on a romantic getaway. In fact nearly two- thirds of couples (63%) surveyed say that a weekend getaway is more likely to spark romance than large or small gifts. Just one-third (36%) viewed receiving gifts the same way, and only 15% rated getting big gifts like jewelry as important to improve romance.
2. It Makes For Great Sex
According to study research, couples that travel together, "are significantly more satisfied with their relationships, enjoying better sex and improved romance long after the getaway is over. So, not only is traveling great for getting some alone time together, but it continues to improve your marriage even after you return home and all the bags have been unpacked.
More findings on sex and travel:
- Three-quarters (77%) of respondents who travel as a couple say that they have a good sex life, compared to 63% of couples who do not travel together.
- More than one in every four couples (28%) say their sex life improved after traveling together – and of those, 40% say sex together is permanently better after travel.
3. It Increases Intimacy
I am firm believer that intimacy in marriage starts with conversation. When couples travel together it opens the door for really good communication which in turn, creates really good intimacy in marriage. The study found that a strong majority (59%) of couples participating in the survey say that being more intimate is an important reason to vacation together. Among couples that did not take a trip together in the past year, nearly one in four (23%) say they “do not have enough time for intimacy and sex.”
4. It Helps Cultivate Ever Lasting Love
I define the word r.o.m.a.n.c.e. as Recognizing Opportunities & Maintaining Affections Necessary for Creating Ever-lasting love. Romantic getaways allows you and your spouse time to do just that. So if you and your spouse are looking for ways to rekindle the romance, then consider planning a getaway just for the two of you. The travel study showed that:
- More than eight in ten (83%) of those who travel as a couple say the romance is still alive in their relationship.
- Seven in ten (72%) of the couples surveyed believe traveling inspires romance.
- Nearly two in three couples (65%) say being romantic is an important reason to travel with their partner.
"Couples who take time to vacation alone together at least once each year, report happier, healthier relationships overall compared to those who do not travel as couples," says Pam Loeb, principal of Edge Research, who conducted the survey. So what are you and your spouse waiting for? With getting more satisfaction in marriage and improved romance long after the getaway ends, plan your romantic getaway today!