Norway urges married couples to go on dates

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NORWAY – Everyone wants to know the secret to a long-lasting marriage. Is it humor? Patience? Communication? How about government intervention?

Norway’s government is promoting date nights as a cure for marriages that might be starting to lose their spark.

The divorce rate in Norway is 40 percent, with couples aged 40 to 44 most likely to cut ties.

The ruling party is encouraging husbands and wives to go out and remind each other why they liked each other in the first place.

Of course, the date nights aren’t mandatory, but a date night certainly sounds more fun than couples counseling.