May has been designated a national “Date Your Mate Month.” Dating is a really important part of building and growing a healthy love relationship. Play is an important part of healthy living. Play allows us to recharge, relax and reconnect with our partner. Dating builds our patience with our mate, gives us more grace for their mistakes and allows us to emotionally reconnect. Laughter, trivial conversation and joint fun actually improve communication as these moments allow us to deepen our understanding of our partner’s motives and opinions.