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March 10, 2008

It’s a double date

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It has been a long time since I could call my dad and say “I made a new friend today.” I consider it one of the perks of being married. Since October, my husband and I have met several new married friends whom we’ve had dinner with, encountered on a vacation or made plans to get together with after meeting at a party. Suddenly, it is like a hidden world has opened and we have entered the realm of “couple friends.”

Sites like Kupple.com can help find “geographically desirable” friends with common interests. The roll-call forum on Cruise Critic allowed us to meet a great couple our age on our trip last year from Barcelona to Venice.

My husband and I have gone on several “double dates” — and it is a very cool experience. Some have been single friends who got married; some were married friends that are looking for couples to hang out with; and some are married couples that have become friends merely because our husbands share a common love of video games.

Both of us were a little unsure at first of how this would work. It’s one thing to befriend a single person—but a couple? When I used to date, I would come home and wonder: will he call me again? I thought it went well — but maybe I was wrong. Nah — I’ll get a call.

It is a whole new ballgame now: you can enjoy post-date conversation with your hubby. And there is no worry about “the one” as having many couple friends is very cool. Then you always end up meeting friends of friends and finding out you have other friends in common.

Making a new friend is great; making two is better; and having a spouse to accompany you is the best part of all! Who knew I’d be back in the dating game so soon after saying “I Do”?

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