The hard part of this equation involves actually getting the chance to meet other young couples because, in the age of Facebook and text messaging, it's becoming harder and harder to manage face-to-face relationships. Hanging out in person instead of spending time communicating through email benefits us in several ways including adding years onto our life expectancy, according to the article titled “Why Hanging Out With Couple-Friends Enhances Romance,” written by Bonnie Rochman for “Time” magazine.
I took the time to think up locations where my husband and I could get past the ice-breaker stage. The most obvious was right in front of me: the playground. Our baby could have her fun while we talked to other moms and dads playing with their children. Other ideas that came to my mind included at the doctor's office, in-person meet up groups and at the park. The easiest method for us is by far the playground and our first experience, which happened this weekend, didn't yield a friendship but we did talk to a few other couples. I imagine that if we keep going back at least one of those encounters could turn into a lasting friendship.