The R Word—Romance by Rachel

I think we can all use more romance in our life. But it is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day life of work and chores and—whatever—that we forget to look for romantic opportunities. There are endless ways to create romantic (and magical) moments with someone you love. (And even if you don’t have someone in your life right now, you can enjoy romance too. Why not watch a wonderful romantic movie or read a great romance novel?) Here are some ideas to get you started on the road to romance.

Love NotesLove notes. Leave little notes of love in unexpected locations like the sock drawer or a post-it stuck to the bathroom mirror.

Food. Make a meal for the one you adore. Or bake something they love. It is a romantic gesture if they aren’t expecting it!

Flowers. A bouquet of flowers is romantic even if it is a common gift for someone you love. It needn’t be expensive—a single stem or even a small bouquet of handpicked wild flowers will do (actually that is even more romantic than something you bought).

Shakespeare Love PoemsPoetry. There are limitless choices from gushy and romantic to sexy, from modern to classic. Or write your own ☺

Candle lit dinner. Candlelight makes even take-out food more romantic.

A walk hand in hand. Take a quiet stroll together and everyone will notice the love current between your hands.

A gift of something that only you know they love. Maybe it’s simply a bottle of nail polish she mentioned in passing. She will feel the love.

Bubbly and Bubble BathDraw a bath. Light some candles, put in some yummy bath oil and surprise him or her with a relaxing soak.

Surprise date out. Pick up your beau and whisk him away for a night out.

Tell your partner why you love him or her. Sit down and look into each other’s eyes and let the love flow.

Go see a movie that he or she wants to see (even if it isn’t your fav).

Love LetterLove letter. Pull out some pretty stationery (What’s that you ask? You know, the stuff we used to use before email). Spray some perfume on the sheets and write a real love letter. Actually post it in the mail for greater impact.

Slow dancing. Put on some soothing music and sway with the one you love.

Massage. Who doesn’t love a foot or back massage (well, I guess some people are ticklish).

Kisses! Passionate kisses. Instead of the little peck on the lips or cheek, go all out!

Chocolate on the pillow. Who says you have to be at a hotel to enjoy this wonderful gesture?

Surprise your love with anything that you know makes them feel special. The key is that you thought of it and did it without their knowledge.

We all need the R word in our life. And there are plenty of wonderful choices to create more romance in your life. Tell us in the comment section how you bring romance into your days. We’d love to hear from you.

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XOXO Rachel

Published by Rachel Mueller-Lust

I'm a writer, artist, executive & life coach, wedding officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant®, psychologist, media researcher and teacher. I explore language, relationship & connection, living a fulfilling life and the beauty & wonder of the world.

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