Best of … love is a verb
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Aurora LaJambre, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Expressing love seems like a simple thing until you find yourself lost for words.
Fortunately, love is a verb, something you do every day. Don’t get us wrong, it’s important to say it as well, but actions speak louder. In fact, gestures are a fun and memorable way to shout out just how much your significant other means to you.
The best ways to show your love range from the small acts and how you treat your partner every day, to grand gestures that include a willingness to make a complete fool of yourself.
Display Affection in Public
Go on! Nobody cares.
Holding your partner’s hand at a restaurant or walking down the street is among the simplest, most genuine ways to connect. Too many people hold back, worrying that a kiss or hug in broad day light makes others uncomfortable. When was the last time you took offense to a fleeting smooch? If you’re typically the conservative one in the relationship, let down that guard. Wrap your arms around her/him and see where the night takes you.
Give a massage
Works every time
Give your partner the kind of massage that will leave her feeling like a new woman. We’re not talking 30 seconds of rubbing the shoulders. Ban all gadgets from the room, turn on some relaxing music and force your partner to submit to 15 minutes of uninterruptable relaxation. Massages release endorphins, which are known to help with emotional and physical healing, strengthen the immune system, and ease pain and stress. Use essential oils, professionally warmed and professional rejuvenating creams from 3B Scientific to enhance the effects and stimulate a positive mood.
Food is love
To anyone who loves to cook this may sound obvious: making a meal from scratch is the ultimate expression of love. Skip the grocery store and head arm in arm to your local farmers market. Brainstorm possible dishes as you fill a basket with fresh produce. At home, put on some music and turn that pile of veggies and herbs into a nourishing, romantic dinner for two. Don’t worry about making things perfect – just enjoy working together. If you don’t have time to cook, don’t despair – you can put your heart into ordering a romantic dinner and take time to set the perfect stage at home. Share memories, enjoy a glass of wine and light a candle when you’re ready to dine.
Not the scary kind
As natural as it may feel to fall into the day-to-day, it’s hard to show your love to someone who’s half asleep. Keep your relationship fresh and your sweetie on her toes with surprises. Surprises come in a range of forms from doing something nice – replacing broken headphones, to something silly – requesting her favorite song on the radio. A surprise gesture doesn’t have to cost a lot of money either. Write a love song or poem, dress up for a casual dinner at home or plant a mini garden of her favorite flowers right outside the window and don’t point it out until they bloom.