My husband and I have been together for over ten years– almost seven of them married. That means a third of my life has been spent in a partnership, yet I am still finding out ways to evolve in our romantic alliance. They always say the two keys to a successful union are communication and continuing to date.
I’m not gonna lie. Sometimes we don’t remember to date each other. The whole children-businesses-career-household thing sort of gets in the way of being able to find the time to date. When I heard about the “Dating Series” from Just Imagine Events, I started thinking about why we don’t really date anymore. It isn’t that we don’t have the time, since we find the time to do lots of other things. It’s that we don’t always prioritise it. It’s important as a couple to have time where the two of you can reconnect and learn new things about each other, even if it has been ten years.
I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure most husbands and wives place their role as a parent over their role as a spouse. We can get so caught up in delivering a sublime performance as a mother or father that we neglect our other duties. Compounded on this is the fact that Daryl and I are artistic business partners as well, so it is very easy in our relationship for a date to become a business meeting. I was in the process of discussing how we need more events in Anguilla which afford couples a one-off learning experience (think paint night or cooking class, a.k.a less time to discuss business) when a friend told me about a new collection of events.
The Dating Series by Just Imagine affords couples in Anguilla the opportunity to date each other (for the rest of the spring and into this summer) in fun, unconventional ways! I sat down with Tiffany Rogers, the mastermind behind Just Imagine Events, to discuss what exciting stuff her team has in store.
Sex in the…island?
The first event, on March 25th at 6:00pm, is a breakout mixer geared toward the 21-45 age bracket. It’s aimed toward singles, so skip ahead if you aren’t in the market for a new lover. I would be all over this event if I were a free agent, though, because it sounds like so much fun. Think blind-date meets speed-date and you get “Singles in the City” (my Gen-X heart loves the nod to Carrie Bradshaw here…).
The best part about it is that there is a bar involved… (spiked tea, anyone?)
The main character in Sex in the City made popular the idea that “the most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well that’s just fabulous.” Singles in the City lets you actually get the opportunity to find that someone while you chat, speed-date or play games at Tea Box Lounge.
Pole Dancing!!!!!!!! That is all I needed to hear. Nothing like the chance to channel my inner Cardi B to make me excited about taking a dance lesson.
We always watch American movies where couples attend dance class and now we can do that right here in Anguilla with the “Dance with Me” series, a US$80 per couple date night which runs twice weekly in May. Couples will learn dance techniques under the tutelage of Klassique Academy of Dance instructors (there is bachata as well, but: POLE DANCING!!!!!). Fun fact about me: I actually hate dancing, but this event sounds so out-of-the-box that I’ll be there.