Top 10 Ways to Rekindle Romance
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
February 24, 2012
Filed Under Relationships
Contributed by Jennifer Andrews, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
The beginning of a relationship is typically the most romantic period where everything is new and fresh for couples.
However, as time goes on, whether you are still in the boyfriend/girlfriend stage, engaged or married, relationships can tend to go stale and not illicit the same type of romance as the initial lovey-dovey stages.
Ignite the flames of love again by following these top ten ways to rekindle romance.
10. Date night
Plan a special date night where you and your partner, fiancé or spouse can do something special for just the two of you. Schedule this night into your calendar on a regular basis so you remain committed to strengthening your love and romance bond.
Rekindle romance by surprising your partner with a unplanned date night or gift such as flowers, chocolates or a spa gift certificate meant for couples.
Take your partner out dancing at one of her favorite hot-spots or a friends’ party to rekindle romance. Ask the DJ to play your wedding song to bring back warm and happy memories.
7. Love notes
It sounds cheesy, but leaving little notes around the house or in your partners’ coat pockets, on the refrigerator or in their work office can help spark romantic feelings. Write out simple statements such as “I love you” or “Thinking of you always” to show that you care.
6. Weekend getaway
Plan a weekend getaway to rekindle romance in a new setting for just the two of you. Book a getaway to a cozy country bed and breakfast, drive to the beach or consider cuddling up in front of the fire at a ski resort after a day on the slopes.
5. Hotel soiree
If you can’t get away for a weekend or afford the extra expense, consider booking an overnight stay in a local hotel. Look for a spot that offers room service, complimentary robes and a hot tub to rekindle romance.
4. Dining out
Dining out can be planned in advance for a date night or simply enjoyed on a separate occasion or night of the week. Choose a restaurant that is meant for adults, has friendly service, a romantic setting and quiet booths for a more intimate experience.
3. Old photos
Pull down older photo albums you have of you and your partner from the very beginning of your relationship. Or, sit together and organize your loose photos into photo albums while you share a bottle of wine. Reflecting and talking about past memories can bring back feelings of first love that rekindle romance again.
Plan a winter vacation to a hot spot in the Caribbean or even a week or two spent touring the city of love Paris.
1. Dress up
As couples get more comfortable with each other, it’s easy to resort to wearing sweats or casual clothing for day-to-day routine. Rekindle romance by dressing up for your partner such as a little black dress for her and a suit and tie for him for a night on the town.