Rev Up Your Marriage With THIS Fun Activity ... Together!

Stop wondering what you can do to strengthen your marriage and get yourselves to the theatre!

One of the major ingredients of successful love and marriage is doing fun and exciting things together.

In our thousands of interviews around the world, we found that most successfully married couples relish their time together having fun, including attending live theatre events.

Our marriage research and theatre attendance research suggests that there is a positive correlation between the two. Let's face it—going out and having fun with the one you love is good for your relationship. Attending a live theatre performance together can enhance your love for each other.

We based rankings for the top 10 cities for LIVE annual theatre attendance in the United States upon an exhaustive study of the major USA cities for 2014. We tabulated each theatre and its annual attendance—in each of the Top 20 most-populated Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the USA—to determine the composite annual attendance ranking for each metro area.

Clearly, the following are serious live theatre cities you might want to consider visiting to enhance your love life:

  1. New York City
  2. Washington DC
  3. Chicago
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Saint Louis
  6. Minneapolis/St. Paul
  7. Seattle
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Dallas
  10. Atlanta

We conducted our research related to live theatre performances in the major metropolitan areas of the USA in concert with our marriage research, due to the interest many successfully married couples expressed.

What does this have to do with love?

After identifying the cities with the highest attendance levels and comparing them with the Zillow.com "Best Cities for Love," one can conclude there is a high positive correlation between theatre attendance and great love, especially for cities that appear in the Top 10 on both studies—Atlanta, Saint Louis, Washington DC, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Here's what we know—loving couples that play together stay together. It's really that simple. Being bored is the Achilles heel of love and marriage.

As we have pointed out in our hundreds of books and articles, sustained love and romance requires fun and excitement. You've heard the old saying, "Variety is the spice of life." That saying is an apt description of a key element in a successful marriage—marriage should never be boring.

Common characteristics of the successful marriages we have studied include: variety, adventure, laughter, excitement, surprises, and doing the unexpected.

The love affair with your spouse can grow beyond anything you ever thought imaginable when variety stimulates and delights the normally routine and mundane moments of life together. Simple things matter in love and marriage, like doing the things that bring joy and excitement into your everyday life.

Perhaps if you attended more live theatre together, you'd find greater happiness and a more successful marriage.

By Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz: America's #1 Love and Marriage Experts. For more tips to enhance your relationship get the best-selling and multiple-award winning book Building a Love that Lasts. Discover what happily married women know about what makes a man marriage material and learn other revealing truths in How to Marry the Right Guy.