Next weekend the whole world will be celebrating cupid’s day, the day of lovers, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. When a married couple is asked about what special thing they can do for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, everyone has a different answer. But married couples, too, should add some romance to their marriage and discover many new options if they think outside the box.
Instead of a predictable dinner at a restaurant or an evening at the cinema, search out overlooked and unexpected venues for your dates, like a nearby beach or even your backyard. With a bit of advanced planning, you can treat your spouse to the best romantic date ever.
Here are a few tips of how to:
Do you remember your first date? On this special day, nothing beats remembering how your first date was. You can choose to reenact your first date. If possible, go to the same places. If unavailable, find something similar. Reminiscing reminds you of the early days of your relationship. Wear that which flatters your figure. Give some flowers – ladies especially love flowers. Capture the magic that made you two fall in love.
Write a note
Write a letter to each other or fill out a card. Express your love for one another and how you feel. Tell your spouse why you love her to reaffirm the relationship. You can do this by mind games, where each card will guide your spouse where to get the next until they reach the final gift.
We are all busy somehow; but this day is special. It can be great to cook dinner for your significant other. Use candles to light the room. Play soft music in the background. Present the dinner in a formal way. Talk about your relationship and how much it means to you, and affirm your love to your significant other.
Breakfast in bed
Can you just imagine giving your spouse a morning surprise of his/her favourite breakfast? Lay it out on a tray and bring it to him in bed. Include a small card on the tray wishing him a happy Valentine’s Day and saying you love him. To prevent the surprise from being ruined, leave a small note for your spouse saying to stay in bed for a surprise. It is these little things in life that matter.
Plan an overnight or weekend stay away from home. A break from housework and other responsibilities, such as taking of children, gives time to focus on each other and the relationship. These responsibilities can be overwhelming and hence create tension in a relationship.
You might want to dispute the whole idea of Valentine’s Day, but most of us cherish special moments on this day. It takes very little to please your spouse and rekindle your love. Contrary to what people think, Valentine’s Day is not just for the new love and first dates, but anyone who is in love and is loved. Happy Valentine’s Day!