Who doesn't love romance? Little gestures that make her smile, little surprises that make his day. We all know people are at their most romantic when courting someone new, but why not add a little romance to each day?
Our tips will help bring out the old romantic in you and you'll really make your loved one's day...
Keeping romance in your life is a great way to keep the love alive. The warm fuzzy feeling that you get when make a romantic gesture is worth the effort the recipient will vouch for that too!
There are times when you are expected to be romantic, like anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine's Day and the holiday periods. But there around 360 other opportunities for romance in each year!
Here are just a few to get you started...
Cheers to you!
Look into each other's eyes and make a toast whenever you share a drink together, be it orange juice in the morning, coffee at lunch, or a glass of wine with dinner.
Walk hand in hand
Go for a long walk together. Just the two of you. Don't forget to hold hands and keep the pace to a dawdle. What's the hurry?
I just called to say...
What's your partner's favourite song right now? Have it, or even 'your song' playing on the stereo when they come home from work.
Or ever better, have a bath together. This is wonderfully relaxing and sensual. And you'll be saving precious water too!
Write little love notes and stick them in unlikely locations inside jacket pockets, inside books, inside the car...
Eat dinner by candlelight. It creates a real sense of occasion, and that's what it's all about making every day special. (Plus think of the money you'll save on electricity.)
Rituals of love
Do it in public
Complimenting your lover in private is a given, right? Next time you feel like expressing your gratitude, pay him or her a compliment when others are listening too.
Use your camera to record magic moments that the two of you can treasure for years to come. There's nothing more romantic than an album full of happy memories.
Make each other a CD of music that's special to you. Use it when you make love, when you're relaxing on the weekend, or when you go for a long drive.