Dating your mate rekindles the flame that brought the two of you together in the first place, yes? And sex would most definitely be a part of that. Sex is incredibly important in a marriage and once children come along, a sexless marriage can develop faster than you’d imagine. In honor of Date Your Mate Month—and to remind you to keep that flame burning—here 15 ways a sexless marriage kills the soul. And no, we don’t think we’re being melodramatic, so there!

15. Not surprising, but couples in sexless marriages are less happy than their sexy counterparts.
Orgasms bring happiness, right? We suppose this one’s a no brainer.