14 ways to keep the romance alive
1. Send flowers—for no reason at all
Let her know you’re always thinking about her, even when it’s not a national holiday. A single stem will do -- this time it’s literally the thought that counts. You see, random acts of kindness are always appreciated, and she just might return the favor.
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By Anna Davies
2. Cook dinner together
Preparing a meal together can be an intimate affair. There’s something sweet about working side by side, even if you’re slaving over a simple salad and pasta. Break open a bottle of wine and savor the moment.
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3. Plan a weekend getaway
What’s more romantic than a weekend away? Leave your troubles at home and check into a cozy hotel room. Explore the local restaurants and attractions or even better, order room service and simply enjoy each other’s company.
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4. Have a spontaneous date
Who needs to pencil in a romantic evening on the calendar? Be unpredictable! Whether it’s a reservation at a favorite restaurant or wine bar followed by an evening stroll, the added effort will take you far.
5. Send an unexpected text message
A sweet (or saucy!) note can bring you closer even when you’re apart. Keep it simple and sexy. And no one needs to know that while your coworkers are checking important business emails, you’re passing love notes.
6. Have a movie night at home
Making out in the back of the theater is so old-fashioned. Whether you choose a romantic comedy or a hair-raising horror flick, snuggling up on the couch is an obvious choice for keeping things close.
7. Take a class together
Share in each other’s interests. Sweat it out cycling or learn to cook -- even if you have to pretend you’re having fun! Paying attention to your partner out in the world will win you bonus points at home.
8. Pick a lazy Saturday to stay in bed
Have breakfast in bed…and lunch…and dinner. A cozy day under the covers with your love will bring you back to the good ol’ days when you needed nothing but each other. Clothing optional.
9. Get dressed up
Leave the workout gear at the gym and put some effort into preparing for date night. Wear something sexy that makes you feel confident -- and something even swankier underneath.
10. Go for a Sunday drive
Take in some scenery and enjoy your love’s company. Listening to good music on the open road while catching up is a great way to remind each other why you fell in love. And as cliché as it might sound, a beautiful vista or lookout is primed for love, so pull over!