by Jeremy Michaels
There are inexpensive ways to be romantic, and it will pay off for your relationship in many ways.
Why inexpensive? Well, you could rent a limo and take your lover to a 5-star French restaurant and afterward take them to a trip to the snow-capped Alps, or rent a stadium and have a famous celebrity sing for them, but more doesn’t equal happiness. Inexpensive equals simple and romantic dates should be simple and more focused on the love and connection between you and your partner. And I don’t know about you, but the average person can’t even afford a expensive date more than once a month in this economy. It’s best to resort to simplicity and romance.
Before I get into the list, read below on how to use the list:
- Weekly dates: I recommend you have a simple date at least once a week with your partner. Remember, it doesn’t have to be an expensive one, but at least find some way to spend a couple hours time together.
- Communicate: Romantic gestures don’t take the place of real communication. Take time to talk about your goals, your dreams, your future plans, your current lives, things you’re happy and unhappy about, things you love about each other, things you’d like to work on, things you’re grateful for, and life itself.
- Inspiration: This list below on ways to be romantic on a budget contains a lot of obvious stuff. You could probably come up with twice as many good ideas yourself. But the list doesn’t aim for originality, it aims to be an inspiration. Pick and choose some good ideas, or use it to spark some of your own. Sometimes we just need a little reminder.
- Forget Valentines Day: Boycott Valentines Day, as it makes people think they should be romantic on special occasions. Instead, pick one of these ideas and do it any day of the week or weekend. There’s no need for a special day or occasion to celebrate your love for your partner.
Here Are… 70 Ways To Be Romantic:
1 – Cook a romantic candle-light dinner.
2 – Set up a romantic candle-light scented bath for your partner.
3 – Give a full body massage.
4 – Breakfast in bed.
5 – Chocolates and wine on a random day.
6 – Leave random little love notes everywhere.
7 – Take a bubble bath together.
8 – Pick wildflowers on the way home.
9 – Write a love poem to your partner.
10 – Write a old fashioned love letter to your partner and mail it. Be romantic, creative and have fun with it.
11 – Have a picnic during sunset.
12 – Snuggle together on a rainy day.
13 – Kiss in the rain.
14 – Take a moonlit walk on the beach.
15 – Ride a ferris wheel together.
16 – Take a nap together.
17 – Listen and slow dance to romantic music together.
18 – Snuggle and watch romantic movies together.
19 – Read love poetry together.
20 – Make a scrapbook with photos and notes of memories together.
21 – Make romantic good morning/goodnight phone calls/text messages.
22 – Make a list of everything you like about your partner and give it to them.
23 – Do something random to make your partner smile and happy.
24 – Write “I love you” with the steam on the bathroom mirror after you shower so your partner can see it.
25 – Take a walk down memory lane – visit some of the special places from your early days of dating.
26 – Feed each other grapes, peaches and cream and/or strawberries.
27 – Groom yourself and look physically good for your partner everyday.
28 – Make time for quality time together to do whatever you and your partner pleases to do.
29 – Go to the movies, ignore the movie and make-out like teenagers.
30 – Recreate your partner’s favorite romantic movie scene.
31 – Make a love song playlist that’s meaningful to your relationship.
32 – Make a love song playlist for your sex life.
33 – Be humorous and make your partner laugh.
34 – Surprise him/her with a meaningful gift of their interest.
35 – Give your partner a pedicure and foot rub.
36 – Paint each other with flavored body paint. Be creative.
37 – Go rock climbing together and help each other make it to the top.
38 – Swim together.
39 – When your partner least expects it, give them a compliment, a big kiss, a strong hug, take them to a romantic setting, etc.
40 – King of the day / Queen of the day. Declare that you will dedicate a particular day to your partner to do whatever they want.
41 – Make videos together.
42 – Create romantic communication codes for each other so nobody knows what you guys are talking about.
43 – Hot tub or jacuzzi with your partner with wine.
44 – Do a blindfold surprise for your partner in a romantic setting.
45 – Invent a dinner meal and name it after him/her.
46 – Rose petals on the floor.
47 – Make a romantic love collage and have it printed on a card.
48 – Buy each other underwear, lingerie, etc. with love messages on it.
49 – “Pretend” you’re going on a first date with your partner. Show up at the door with flowers, dressed up, and recreate how you guys started.
50 – Sing a favorite love song to your partner. Only attempt this if you can sing fairly well.
51 – Try some sexy role-playing. Play truth or dare, get dressed up, have fun.
52 – Say I love you, in a different way, everyday.
53 – Blindfold your partner. Use a feather. Slowly and gentle.
54 – Fall asleep on the phone together.
55 – Dress each other, then undress each other.
56 – Be close and intimate: Hold hands. whisper to each other, etc.
57 – Take showers together.
58 – Use incense, candles, oils, silks, black lights to create the mood.
59 – Learn to say “I love you” or other sweet romantic messages in a foreign language.
60 – Take an interest in your partner’s interests. For a woman it might be watching a football game with your man. And for men it might be going to see a chick-flick. Do it with a spirit of enthusiasm and love. Have fun.
61 – Look in each other’s eyes.
62 – Skinny dip with each other.
63 – Consistently flirt with each other.
64 – Pray together.
65 – Go hiking and camp out together.
66 – Make sacrifices for each other.
67 – Tell each other your most sacred secrets and fears.
68 – Do a romantic drawing for your partner if you can draw/paint.
69 – Act out mutual fantasies together.
70 – One word – foreplay.