5 Ways to Bring the Romance Back to Your Relationship

When you first meet that special someone, butterflies churn in your stomach and sparks most definitely fly. And as you get to know each other, there are plenty of romantic evenings and compliments to be had. Oh, and we can’t forget about love and affection. But, over time, life gets busy and you have to work at your ever-changing relationship.

While you’ve definitely become more comfortable together and your love may have grown, over time the romance might have dwindled. Sound familiar?

If you and your partner are in a romantic rut, here are five ways to bring the intimacy back to your relationship:

1. Plan a Date Night

Spending quality one-on-one time together can be rare, especially when you have busy schedules and children. To bring back the romance, plan a date night to help to strengthen your connection. A nice dinner where you just sit and chat, a shared experience such as a concert, or an adventure activity are all fun ways to hang out.

When you spend time alone with your partner, it will bring back the romance and remind you of why you fell in love in the first place. And, if you can commit to regular date nights, it will give you both something to look forward to.

2. Spice It Up with New Lingerie

When was the last time you purchased lingerie? If it’s been a hot minute, make it a point to surprise your partner with a new set of lingerie — and you’ll be sure to spice things up. Knowing you’re wearing something pretty underneath will make you feel good and boost your confidence. This is a romantic gesture your partner will be sure to love.

3. Do Something Spontaneous

The daily grind can have you set in a routine. You go through the motions and fall asleep each night exhausted. To add some romance to your relationship, do something spontaneous. For example, take your partner for a drive to a mystery destination, with a picnic to conclude the night. Or, maybe you could plan a trip together on short notice, cook them a romantic dinner, or buy them a gift — just because.

4. Get Flirty with Your Partner

Making your partner feel loved and wanted will have a positive effect on your relationship. Flirting isn’t just for new couples; it’s something you can continue no matter how long you have been together.

Send flirty text messages, whisper sweetly in their ear, and give them compliments. It can be easy to forget to say nice things, but when you do, it will leave them smiling. Encourage them to flirt back, and the romance will likely blossom.

5. Bring Back the Affection

Human touch is important for most people, but can get neglected over time. Make an effort to be affectionate for a romantic boost to your relationship. Even when the honeymoon stage is over, you can bring back the touch gradually. In addition to back rubs or foot rubs, think about small affectionate gestures to show you care. Bring them a coffee without being asked, give them the night off from the dishes, or put a love note in their lunchbox for work. Affection is about connection and being kind to your partner.

Reignite That Spark

Bringing back the romance can be done gradually. Spend time together by having date nights, where it’s just the two of you. Purchase some pretty new lingerie to reignite the spark, and practice those flirting skills with the one you love.

Even when you’re feeling tired, try to be affectionate, even if it is just a hug. These simple implementations could lead to a more romantic and positive relationship.

Thanks to Zaklina

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