No one can forget the time Tom Cruise jumped up onto Oprah’s couch professing his love for then-girlfriend Katie Holmes.  Now the two are married, with 4-year-old daughter, Suri, and are still head over heels in love.  As reported this week in People, Holmes still sees her husband as the leading man he is on the silver screen.Years down the road, how do you keep the fire burning in your marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Everyone has come into contact with that inspiring older couple that still looks at each other the same way they did when they fell in love.  Cupid has some suggestions on how to reach this relationship ideal:

1. Pick the right one: People who marry just for looks or money always tend to end up unhappy.  Don’t choose a partner for merely superficial reasons.  Spend your life with someone you can’t live without.

2. Never stop dating: Even though you now have kids and a mortgage doesn’t mean you don’t have time for dinner and a movie once in while.  Making time for dates can make a big difference.

3. Be spontaneous: Planning dates and vacations in advance is great.  However, the element of spontaneity can keep you feeling like a honeymooner for years to come.