Date Nights Improve Marriage, Better Your Sex Life [Study]

James Johnson

In the movie Date Night Tina Fey and Steve Carrell reignite their marriage through a series of unfortunate events that nearly gets them killed. Thankfully for the rest of us a simple relaxing date with our significant other or perhaps even a night out clubbing could have the same type of effect.

A recent study has found that partners who devote one date or more a week to date nights have a higher level of communication, better sex lives and a stronger commitment to one another compared to non-date night particpating married couples.

The "Date Night Opportunity" report will be released on Tuesday by the National Marriage Project and to complete the project the group analyzed data for one-on-one couple time from two nationally representative data sets and found that wives who have couple time with their husbands at least once a week are 3.5 times more likely to enjoy above-average sexual satisfaction.

The survey examined 1,600 married couples in heterosexual relationships between the ages of 18 to 55 in one study conducted from 2010 through early 2011 and then 0,000 adults (married and cohabitating) from a study conducted from 1987 through 1994.

When combined the study's showed that couples who spent at least one date per week together were 3.5 times more likely to report that they were "very happy" in their marriages.

The study comes during the same week in which several grassroots campaigns began promoting date nights throughout the United States.

Do you find that taking a night out just for you and your significant other makes you a happier person in your relationship?