We have been dishwasher-less since before we got married. While we dated we helped each other do our (and our roommate's) dishes. It was great time to talk. We also liked to listen to tunes and dance around--cheesy I know, but so fun. We still do that today, and I have to say that being dishwasher-less has been a blessing.
One of my favorite things to do--is not dishes alone--but it is dishes when it's with Todd. We have joked that one day when we do get a dishwasher we will not use it to wash our dishes, we'll use it for a cereal storage--that's what his grandfather and grandmother did. But then I stay at a sister's or friend's house that is equipped with one and I'm inclined to change my mind.
But not really. I enjoy the 30 or 60 minutes we have together washing, drying, talking and singing together. I wouldn't trade that precious time for a GE profile dishwasher with SmartDespense Technology any day.
Wait, did I just see a counter top dishwasher (this would fit nicely in our small kitchen)? On second thought . . .