KIDS LEAVING THE NEST? IT'S DATE TIME!

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You have probably been hearing about Empty Nest Syndrome for a few years now. Talk of this malady conjures visions of poor lost souls wandering around the house unable to think of what to do with their time now that their children are gone. The word “syndrome” implies something negative, a condition that brings difficulty and struggle.

Forget about this so-called Empty Nest Syndrome. Even though one stage of parenthood is now over, you get to enjoy relating to your kids as adults from now on, and best of all you get to enjoy much more quality time with your spouse. If you are new to all of this we have some fantastic ideas about what you can do to kick-start this new life stage that calls for an Empty Nest Celebration!

ADVENTURE DATES

Colorado is the place to be for outdoor enthusiasts and those with an adventurous spirit. It may be time for you to get above it all and view the stunning terrain from above with a zipline tour, rock climbing adventure, or take it all the way and knock skydiving off of your bucket list. If you'd rather stay close to the ground but still like a thrill, a rafting excursion will get your adrenaline pumping. Whether you are experienced adventurers or ready to prove that old dogs can learn new tricks, you couldn't be in a better place.

MAKE YOUR DREAM DATES REALITY

We all have them: the dreams that took a backseat to family, and responsibility. Was the younger you going to be the next Axl Rose? Stretch out those vocal cords with a night of karaoke. Has making an audience full of people laugh been that itch that never got scratched? Remind your partner how much you love each other’s senses of humor with an improv class. Or, it might be time to let your inner Julia out with a couple's cooking class. Getting outside of your comfort zone and trying something new is a great way to stay young.

OLD-FASHIONED ROMANCE

Yes, you read that correctly, we said romance. We understand, it may have been a while, but it's like riding a bike. It will all come back to you with a few helpful prompts. Let's face it, you have earned the right to break, or at least bend, a rule or two. Surprise your favorite person and play hooky to indulge in mid-week brunch and mimosas followed by a couple's massage.

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb and be creative. That is, after all, what romance is all about, and you can always enlist the Date Pros at Denver Date Nite to provide the inspiration.