Show of hands, how many of you guys have settled into what some consider to be the dreaded ‘routine’ of a relationship? You know the drill – you wake up, roll out of bed (sans kiss or better), fly into the bathroom – leaving the door wide open to showcase your morning pee – and stumble off to the kitchen to make a pot of coffee, nary a ‘Good morning, darling!’ in sight? Because chances are, unless you’re in a very new relationship, or you’re one of the freaks of nature, much like my parents, who’ve been married thirty-five years this year and are still SICKENING, you’re in the majority, friends.
Today’s exercise encouraged us to break out of the routine and take a walk on the wild side (Dire Straits. Just saying). According to research:
” … A little danger can boost sexual attraction: in one experiment, an attractive young woman stood in the middle of a tall suspension bridge. Every time an unaccompanied man ventured across the shaky bridge, she would ask him to participate in a brief survey. The next day, she repeated the task on a shorter, sturdy bridge. On both days, she gave the men her phone number and invited them to call her later for the results. Not only did the researchers find that the men on the shaky bridge were more likely than their stable-bridge counterparts to call the woman later for results of the survey, but they were also far more likely to ask her for a date.”
OK. I’m going to be honest – we didn’t go THAT far in trying to generate some liaisons dangereuses, and I’m not quite sure how my husband would respond to me handing out our phone number to perfect – male – strangers, but we did take K-Y’s suggestions to heart. K-Y recommends doing crazy stuff outside of the home to get the adrenaline pumping, such as:
-Indoor rock climbing
-Playing paintball or laser tag
-Visiting an amusement park
We took a page right out of the book and did the whole go-karting thing, but unfortunately, it wasn’t all that spontaneous – we saw a year-round place open earlier this past week when we went to go have our taxes done, but hey, taxes are sexy, right? The choice was kind of a spoiler because we were looking for a chance to check it out anyway, but guys? It was fun. And apparently, I have a pretty competitive streak in me, too (who would have thought).
At any rate, the go-karting definitely put things into a certain, um, perspective, and I fully expect my comeuppance later on for beating the snot out of my SO on the track earlier today.
Not that I’m, you know, complaining.
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