Do you want to just meet your partner's expectations on Valentine's Day, or do you want to make this a Valentine's Day they will never forget?
Let's start by defining 'romance'. This may sound easy, but just ask a few different people and you'll get as many answers as the number of people you ask. Is it something to do with love? Is it togetherness and spending time together?
From myperspective, romanceis a celebration of the life you live together.Romance is not responsibility but it is truly caring about your responsibilities towards your lover and partner. Romance is the appreciation of two people who are celebrating the love that they share with one another.
How do you make this an incredibly romantic Valentines Day?
Here are5 tips to makeyour Valentine's Day sizzle.
- Don't Buy a card. Anyone can buy a card... Why not be a little more creative and write your valentine a love letter poem. If you're not a poet, a quick search on Google should get what you need.Take this opportunity to tell your valentine why you love them, what you find most attractive about them, and how much you appreciate your relationship.
- Know what they like.Don't just go out and buy the standard flowers and chocolate. That's the lazy way out... Get your Valentine a gift that will actuallymean something to them on a personal level. What do they like to do? What kind of music do they like? What are they passionate about?
- Rather that a gift, go on a special date.Again, think about something your Valentine truly enjoys, dancing, dining out, or snuggling on the sofa to watch a great movie - a movie that your valentine wants to see.
- Everyone loves a little suspense.Start building up toValentine's Day a little inadvance. Hint about your plans or gift without giving too much away. This will let your valentine know that you're thinking about them and that you're really excited about this special day.
- Think 'romance'. Romance includes the words you say, your body language, and your surroundings. Make sure that your attention is 100% on your valentine, not the day's events or latest sports scores. Get some candles, turn down the lights, and play some romantic music to create a truly romantic atmosphere. Not coming up with any great ideas?
Here are some Romantic ideas to get you started.
- Breakfast in bed.
- Make your Valentine's favorite meal or take your valentine out for a special dinner.
- Send your Valentine (male or female) flowers at work. If you are on a tight budget, give just one single hand-delivered flower. Remember, it's the thought not the quantity.
- Do something unexpected! Drive across town to take your Valentine out for lunch.
- Send a gift basket of indulgent items.
- Embroider "I Love You" on his pillowcase. You could also use a water resistant marker.
- Poetry is traditional for Valentine's Day. Make up your own or buy a book of love poems that you can read together.
- Dedicate a favorite song to your Valentine on a radio show that he or she will be listening to.
- Write "I Love You" in lipstick or shaving cream on the mirror. You could also tape a heart with the words "I Love You" if you prefer an easier cleans up.
- If your sweetheart is going to be away from you on Valentine's Day, get several Valentine's Day cards and put them in different places in his or her luggage. You could sequence them with "Open Me on February 14th" or "Open Me on February 15th" to create some suspense. Don't limit this idea to just Valentine's Day!
By Dan and Jennifer