Because if you're going to be in a relationship, you might as well enjoy it!

Why is it that the further a relationship progresses–dating, moving in, marriage–the less fun we have together? The strongest couples never stop going on dates, and why should they? One of the best things about sharing your life with someone is actually living your life together, instead of simply drifting mindlessly from day to day. Eat… drive… work…drive…eat… sleep… repeat. How boring!

This is the reason I, Kristen Manieri, created Great Dates Orlando in 2007. I wanted to give local couples an endless list of ideas for having fun and meaningful quality time together. If you're going to be in a relationship, you might as well enjoy it, right? I thinks so.

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For me, date night isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Married with two small girls, I've come to realize that Saturday night is probably the only time each week that Marc and I can actually have a meaningful, uninterrupted, and alert conversation. I'm a freelance writer and author of the book, Great Dates Orlando, and I founded this blog in 2007 to not only share fun and romantic date night ideas with other local couples, but to keep myself accountable to a regular date night. Think Orlando is all about waterslides and roller coasters? HA, think again. This town is as romantic as Paris; you just need to know where to look.