For dessert, choose your favorite ice cream shop, a specialty bakery, or some other restaurant that serves up elegant sweets.
If you can manage all this on foot, so much the better.
So can a constant routine of "the same old same old" all the time.
This time we're going to build on that idea and switch things up a bit.
On this occasion we want you to focus exclusively on dinner. But in line with our theme of stepping "outside the box," we also want you to throw an interesting twist into the plan.
In other words, you can have an unparalleled culinary adventure and work some real variety into your time together by doing your own "progressive dinner" on the town.
Start out the evening by stopping at a place that's known for its appetizers.
He's given us Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in miniature – a quick snapshot of the push and pull, the advance and retreat, the playful tug and release that make love between the sexes such a hilariously stimulating and addictive game.
Couples who stay together tend to be couples who find ways to keep this kind of hilarity and fun alive at the heart of their relationship.
That's because healthy, vibrant relationships require breathing space.
They need the ebb and flow of independence and togetherness.
There's usually one exceptionally delicious item on the menu, whether it's steak, lobster, Bouillabaisse, or Irish stew, on which the establishment's reputation is founded.
That being the case, it makes sense to assume that you can treat yourselves to an extraordinary meal – the meal of a lifetime, in fact – by visiting a different restaurant for every course of a four- or five-course dinner.
They don't just live under the same roof and sleep in the same bed.