They say that once you get married, the romance is dead. The sizzle is gone. The heat is cold.
But of course, that’s not everyone’s experience, and you’d hope it wouldn’t be yours. Obviously it’s expected you’ll settle in a bit as you get older. Our bodies change, our drives change, our minds change. But maybe our hearts will sustain us in the consistency that matters.
So, how does romance REALLY go after marriage? These anonymous contributors tell all.
10. “My marriage is a joke.”
The kind of joke nobody is laughing at. Points for marriage romance: -1
Keepin’ it goin at the cost of the kids’ sanity. Nice. Points for marriage romance: +1
8. Happy Birthday to me
That seems like a super easy one. Points for marriage romance: -1
7. Still trying
Not great, not horrible. No points affected.
That sounds exhausting. Neutral points again because of the s**.
5. The holy throne
Extremely romantic. +1
4. I’m a believer
Points for marriage romance: +1
3. Better than ever
Aging like a fine wine. Points for marriage romance: +1
2. Sucks to suck
Those are some strong words. Points for marriage romance: -1
1. Surviving it!
Gotta be a good match. +1
So, what’s our total points for romance after marriage? -2/10
…I’m not sure my scientific methodology is quite right on that one.
Have you experienced romance after marriage?
Tell us in the comments if you feel comfortable about doing that.