‘Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon,’ by Edward Lear, sounds perfect, right, for a date night? But why only keep it for the date night? Mister, you would be surprised to know the multiple benefits that dancing has not only for you and your partner but also for your relationship. Be it salsa, be it tango or be it merely the kitchen dance; you are sure to fall in love with your partner all over again, with a little bit of dancing together, now and then. So here are seven reasons why you and your partner should be shaking those hips together, more often than ever:

1 Dancing is good for your heart:

Yes, dancing together is great for your heart, both physically and mentally. Over the years of staying together, somewhere we start feeling that love is losing its essence and distance starts growing between us. Dancing is a great way to get rid of that distance, grow emotionally closer to your partner, and on top of everything, fall in love all over again. Also, dancing helps keep your heart healthy since it is a beautiful way of exercising as well.

2 It helps build trust:

As we all know, trust forms an essential pillar for any relationship without which it can’t survive for long. To dance together, you have to trust each other, to coordinate your moves and steps. For example, if your partner needs to lean against you, or you need to lift her or support her posture, it’s all about trust that you won’t let her fall, right? So dancing in its own subtle but beautiful way, helps a couple strengthen their trust in each other.

3 It helps you connect:

Dancing is a beautiful way to connect with your partner. You look into each other’s eyes, you hold each other, and you communicate with each other, both verbally and non-verbally. You learn to understand what the other person is saying or wants you to do, without at times even speaking out the same. In short, dancing together helps you and your partner to connect at a deeper level.

4 Helps build passion and romance:

Have no doubt, dancing with your partner, is one of the most romantic things that you can ever do. The way you hold her across her waist, the proximity at which you dance, the way you both look into each other’s eyes, it all helps to bring that passion and romance back into your lives.

5 It’s a beautiful way to stay fit, together:

It is said that a one-hour session of intense dancing can help you lose up to 500 calories an hour. So it is a beautiful way to stay fit and healthy, together. Also, unlike gym sessions or running, this helps develop your cognitive skills. As per a study which was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science, dancing requires not only balance, strength, and endurance ability but also cognitive ability. It helps improve your ability and concentration to move in sync with the music as well as your partner’s moves.

6 Reinforces the spirit of teamwork:

To dance together as a couple, you need to work as a team. Your moves must be in sync with your partner. If one of you forget a step or go wrong, the other person should be able to cover it up. This goes a long way in helping you both do excellent teamwork as real-life partners since the same logic applies here as well. When one of you falter, the other should be there for you, to help guide you out of the situation.

7 Ignites interest in travelling together:

When we undertake an activity, it’s natural for us to want to know more about the same. This also applies to dance as well. For example, if you and your partner are taking part in salsa classes, nothing is stopping your curiosity from knowing more about this form of dancing and thereby making Cuba your next travel destination. So from great dance partners, you may become great travel buddies as well.

Misters, this is why you should dance with your partner every once in a while