20 romantic dates that will help you reconnect with each other
Return to the beginning
Every couple has a special memory from the early days of their relationship. Revisit yours -- either by recreating your first date or by returning to the time and place where you first fell in love. What could be more romantic?
Laugh out loud
You've heard that "laughter is the best medicine," right? Well, it can also work wonders for your relationship. Sharing humor and laughing together will make you feel closer and help remind you how much you like your partner. To get things started, book an evening at your local comedy club.
Plan a candlelit evening picnic that starts at dusk, somewhere far from the city lights. Once it's dark and you've finished eating, douse the candles, lie back, hold hands and look at the night sky. You don't have to know much about the constellations to see that your love is written in the stars.
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Plan a spa date
Pamper yourselves with a special treatment or two at a luxurious day spa, and follow that up with a couples massage to help you both relax and put you in the mood for romance. Mmmm!
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Make music together
Maybe you're a skilled musician. Maybe you're just someone who likes to sing along to the car radio. It doesn't matter. Making music together is a great way to reconnect with your partner and create more harmony in your relationship. Karaoke, anyone?
Elevate your relationship
It's been 40-some years since The Fifth Dimension advised people to fly "up, up and away" in a beautiful balloon, but it's never too late to follow through. Float above the stress of daily life in a hot air balloon reserved just for you and your partner. It may just give you a new perspective on romance.
Learn to dance
Dancing cheek to cheek is a great way to rekindle the romance with your partner, but first you have to know how. Sign up to learn ballroom dancing, or maybe swing, and let the music carry you away.
There's nothing like getting away from it all to help you focus on romance. Pack up the tent and a sleeping bag for two, and head into the great outdoors. After you make camp and rustle up some dinner, you'll have plenty of time to sit by the fire and really talk.
Cook up some romance
Food is sensual. And just as a good meal nourishes your body, cooking something delicious together can nourish your relationship and lead to an extra helping of romance. Do plenty of touching and flirting while you measure and stir, and by the time you're ready to sample your creation, you may also be ready for something else.
Expose yourself to art
Take an artistic approach to romance by visiting an art museum or doing a gallery walk. Focus on paintings and sculpture with sensual rather than intellectual appeal, and hold hands as you move from piece to piece discussing the work. Later, have a drink at a cozy spot and talk about the art of love.