Matthew Broderick wants to go on more dates with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

The couple - who have son James, 13, and twins Tabitha and Loretta, seven, together - enjoy going out for "simple" meals together but the 54-year-old actor only wishes they could get quality one-on-one time more often.

He said: "It's something we should do more of because you end up taking care of the kids all the time.

"Date night is very simple. We go to eat somewhere nice, and we do that fairly often."

The couple will celebrate 20 years of marriage next year and Matthew thinks their marriage is so successful because they have shared values.

He told amNewYork: "We're very good friends. Humour helps a lot. ... We agree about children, mostly -- so all that helps."

And the 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' star thinks being "kind" is the most important quality a husband can have.

He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "Listen to her. You know, that helps. Give her a little present every now and then. Just be kind to her."

While Sarah and Matthew seem to have a perfect marriage, the 51-year-old actress admitted it is her fascination with imperfect relationships that lead to her TV return in new comedy 'Divorce'.

She explained: "I was really interested in more stories of marriages and relationships and how different they all look.

"In particular, 'What does disappointment look like?' and 'How do you find humor in failure?' and, some might say, the story of an American marriage. I'd say it's also an attempt at divorce.

"But I just think relationships and human interaction and honesty is a really compelling subject matter to me. Luckily HBO felt the same way."