The National Marriage Project found that married men and women who go on a date at least once a week were 3.5 times more likely to report being “very happy” in their marriages, compared with those spending less alone time with their mates, not to mention that they’re less likely to get divorced., a routine likely to inspire a quick retreat to bed–and not because anyone is feeling particularly randy. In the wake of couples taking off to live happily ever after, How About We did amass a sizable database of ideas for excursions–to the tune of more than 2.5 million dates posted over the course of four years.Not just any dinner and movie, Schildkrout is quick to point out.(The case against him was eventually thrown out.) Last year saw a few unfortunate headlines for Donna.She spent time in a wheelchair after a car crash damaged her ankle, and was then prosecuted for fraud when she was found to have two simultaneous parking permits for two different boroughs. Her advice included the following: you shouldn’t ‘reveal your killer dress until date number three at least’; the perfect date look is trousers, as you feel more in control; and that ‘a spray tan, a Wonderbra, a vodka and tonic, and high heels’ are the best ways to beat tiredness before a date.How About We’s original iteration allowed users to browse or propose dates based on profiles of people who intrigued them, paying only when they planned to actually meet up. Though many loved the experience, they could no longer use the platform, explains Schildkrout, once they met someone amazing.Schildkrout (one half of a happy couple himself–though he admits he can’t credit How About We) knew that dating didn’t end there.
Now, with two blockbuster films out, and starring roles in Netflix’s The Crown and Uncle Vanya at the Almeida, Vanessa Kirby is about to hit the big time.
As part of this project, once a day a Mozart flute quartet was performed in the Gardner's Special Exhibition Gallery, where Le Witt's wall drawing provided a visual counterpoint to the music.
The wall drawing engaged the flatness of the museum wall with nine colors, or tones, that were “played” over and over in unison, pushing against and beyond the physical properties of the room, and expanding the identity of the site.
“Couples go on thousands of dates in the course of their relationship,” he observes.
Recent studies bear out the positive effects of date nights for established couples.