How to Keep the Romance Alive in Your Relationship

Being in a long-term relationship is a wonderful thing, especially when changes in online dating trends seem to be moving farther and farther away from serious relationships, but there can be times that it’s less than perfect. If the connection between you and your partner has simmered a bit, that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel.

Instead, dedicate the time to work on anything that might be affecting your relationship, make the effort to remind your partner that you care, and find ways to freshen up the dynamic between you two.

Whether the honeymoon phase has just recently worn off or you and your partner have been in a rut for months, making a little effort can help you revive your relationship.

Surprise them with a Romantic Gesture

It can be easy to slide into a comfort zone and feel confident enough in your relationship that you don’t need to send constant reminders you care. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but small romantic gestures can go a long way. It could be as simple as dropping off their favorite lunch on a busy day, offering to run their errands so he can sleep in, or even ordering the very best flower delivery in town for a surprise that says it all. You shouldn’t need a holiday to do something nice for your significant other but make sure you always don’t pass up those opportunities. You’d be surprised how far giving her the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can go. 

Plan Date Night

If you’ve both been too busy to spend quality time together, you might have to make some extra effort. While it might seem like the opposite of romantic, purposefully cutting-out time in your busy schedule for one another is important to reignite the flame. People are creatures of habit so even though it might seem awkward that you actually have to schedule your dates like a meeting, sooner or later things will fall naturally into place and it will be a normal part of your routine – no planners involved.

While going to your favorite restaurant for dinner and drinks can be romantic, that can get stale. Instead of going to dinner every week, come up with a list of activities you can do together. Classic date ideas like mini-golf and bowling are a great start since they foster friendly competition but are