Who doesn’t love chilly Chicago – well, who doesn’t love Chicago when it is a little bit warmer? Well, Chicago, whether it’s cold or hot, has a magical charm about it that draws you back to it every time. And, it is an especially good place for couples to work on their relationships – especially in the winter. Why? Well, because during that season, the city can get downright frigid, causing you to want to pull your sweetheart closer to you. Why is that a good thing for struggling couples, long-standing couples, or even those newly in love? Well, it means that the need to reconnect with your loved ones become stronger. Just because it is chilly outside, doesn’t mean it has to be chilly in your relationship. It can be repaired – with a lot of love, support, and warmth, of course. And, thankfully, I have just the solution for you! Schedule some time together and explore the city. You may say, “We’ve done that before!” And, maybe you have, but then again maybe it is time for you and your honey to do it again – with fresh eyes. Trust me, it will work wonders for your relationship!
Listed below are some “rockin” suggestions on how to “break the ice” in your relationship, while in Chicago:
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Park Grill Café
What better way is there to “get close” than by going to the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in downtown Chicago? There isn’t one. This ice rink is “couple booster” during all seasons, but it is especially enthralling during the winter season when everyone is chilly and seeking the warmth of someone close. Why is the activity so good for couples wanting to reconnect? Well, because it encourages teamwork. In other words, it causes both people in the relationship to depend on each other for stability and support. It also provides the warmth and companionship most people crave. So, take some time out of your hectic schedule, grab your “boo” and head to the ice rink. And, guess what? It’s free to ice skate, and if you need to borrow some skates its only $10.00. And, what’s even better is that the nearby Park Grill Café offers “adult” hot beverages like a “boozy” hot chocolate, coffee, or tea that can help you warm up after skating, and spark that “loving feeling.”
Superdawg, Southport Lanes & Margie’s Candies
So, what is so great about these three places? Well, it is a chance to renew your love for your honey, while having a lot of fun. Yes, FUN! Reconnecting with your beloved doesn’t always have to include candlelight dinners, roses, and champagne, no, sometimes the best way to reconnect with your sweetheart is through an “old-fashioned date.” And, that is where Superdawg, Southport Lanes & Margie’s Candies comes into play. So, start off your evening at the coolest drive-thru around – Superdawg and order one or two of their famous Superburger or Superdawg (hot dog), along with a heaping portion of their Superfries, and wash it down with a large soda or tea that you drink together. And, once you are good and full, mosey on over to Southport Lanes for a little interactive fun! What is so cool about this bowling and billiards entertainment center? Well, it is one of only a few that still uses human pinsetters. I bet you haven’t heard that term in a long time, if ever. Yes, they are a “dying breed,” but you can still find them at this little gem.
So, challenge your honey to a game of pool or bowling, and watch the sparks fly. It will not only get you laughing and talking, it will also provide you with happy memories that will last a lifetime. Lastly, top the night off with a sweet treat from Margie’s Candies. Yum! With all that laughing and talking, you probably are going to need to end the night with something delicious. And, who doesn’t love homemade candy and ice cream? So, order up a hot fudge sundae with two spoons, of course, and indulge to your heart’s desire. I guarantee this will be the best night of your life – individually and together.
If you are experiencing tension in your relationship, or you just need to de-stress from your busy, chaotic life, why not grab your honey and head to The Annoyance. What is The Annoyance? Well, it is an awesome theater and bar that features a heaping variety of comedy shows, musicals, and plays. How can this place help ease the tension in your relationship? Well, laughing has a way of making things seem “not so bad.” In other words, laughing a little can break the ice, if you and your loved one are having trouble communicating and relaxing. It can help you forget your relationship angst, for a little while at least. It can also “loosen” you both up, so that you can reconnect with one another. In other words, it can be the door that opens up the dialogue in your relationship.
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