Creative Romance for Married Couples
As years of marriage go on, it can become increasingly difficult to keep the romance alive, especially with the same passion you once had. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, sometimes the holiday can seem more like a chore than a celebration. Chocolates, dinner, and expensive gifts feel like an obligation rather than a token of your love. Instead, your acts of romance should feel unique, special, and emblematic of how much you really love your spouse.
While everyone may associate February with Valentine’s Day, it’s also Creative Romance Month! So rather than putting all of the pressure on one night, celebrate your love all month long. Follow these tips to help you get creative with your romance, and then apply them to your love life throughout the rest of the month and year to follow.
Fun Date Ideas that are Simple and Cheap!
1. Slip your spouse a love letter
Probably one of the easiest ways to show how much you care, love letters or notes can send a deep and powerful message to your spouse. It’s important to regularly tell your partner what they mean to you in person, but by writing it down, it becomes a great keepsake that they can look back upon at any time. Whether they are feeling down or insecure, your words could be exactly what could change their mood.
When writing a love letter, try to be as thoughtful as possible. Choose your words and timing carefully. Instead of just giving it to your spouse, try to be creative in your delivery. Try slipping it into their work bag so they have a nice surprise later in the day. What’s most important is that you are reminding your spouse how much you love them and why you fell in love in the first place.
2. Netflix and Chill
While going out to the movies is a classic date idea, staying into Netflix and Chill has plenty of other benefits. First, you are in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Rather than spending a small fortune on tickets and a medium popcorn, you can cook dinner yourself and then have dessert right from the comfort of your own couch.
If you want to mix it up, revisit your childhood and make a fort in the living room. And if you can’t decide on a movie, you can both pick a favorite and treat it like a double feature! Many times your options at the theaters are limited, but by using a streaming service at home, all of the choices are yours. And when you’re ready, the best part of the night is the “chill” portion! Just make sure you’re both ready to go, even if that means using medication for low libido or erectile dysfunction.
3. Feature your special song
Odds are that you and your partner have a special song. Many times music is tied to memory, and whether it’s from your first date or your wedding dance, songs have the ability to transport you to the past. By making your song part of the date, you will both be reminded about what your love means to each other, and you’ll be displaying just how much you remember from the beginning of the relationship.
The best part is that you have plenty of options to incorporate your song. If you can muster up the courage, the most intimate way is to serenade your partner, either at home or at a karaoke bar. However, if you are not confident in your singing ability, you can always hire a musician or make a request with a DJ. Either way, it’s the thought that counts.
4. Make your partner breakfast in bed
Waking up a little early to make your spouse breakfast in bed is one of the more labor intensive ways to celebrate Creative Romance Month, but it’s a labor of love. The end result will surely be worth the effort. So many people skip out on breakfast due to their busy lives, so having their spouse make it for them is sure to be appreciated.
Waiting until the weekend to make breakfast in bed will ensure that you both have plenty of time to enjoy it. And since you won’t be in any rush, you may just want to hop back in bed afterwards for dessert! Just make sure that you aren’t making any dishes that are too messy. Avoiding anything that requires syrup is probably for the best.
5. Recreate your first date
Recreating your first date could be exactly what you need to add spark to your marriage. By going back to where it all began, you will be reminded of why you and your partner fell in love in the first place. The more details you can remember the better, as it will be proof of just how much that experience meant to you.
And while marriage is about remembering the good times, it is also about creating new memories. If you can recreate your first date to a T, adding in a few new twists will be exactly what will breath new life into your relationship moving forward. If there was one aspect of the date you didn’t like, trying changing it for the better. Now that you’re married, hopefully, there won’t be any awkwardness with how you choose to end the night!
6. Go on an adventure
Going on an adventure is a fool-proof way to add creativity to your romance! Sure, planning a romantic weekend away is sure to be a great time. However, if you make the same exact plans a surprise for your spouse, it’s much more special because they won’t see it coming. Between the excitement and anticipation of what’s to come, any adventure is sure to be successful.
By doing all of the planning and whisking away, your partner will appreciate the time, thought, and effort that you put into the process. Furthermore, the lengths you go to is completely up to you. Your adventure could be part of a simple date night or it could mean a week-long vacation. As long as your spouse is surprised and you have fun with it, your adventure could add some much-needed creativity to your marriage.
Which of these ideas are you going to try out?
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