IMPRESS THAT SOMEONE SPECIAL IN YOUR LIFE!
Following a bubble bath you’ve prepared for her, wrap her in a towel that you’ve warmed up in the dryer.
Don’t just go out to a movie on Saturday, like always. Call your partner from work on Wednesday and formally ask for a date.
Write nice messages on POST-ITS and stick them on the bathroom mirror before she or he wakes up
Practice even-day/odd-day romance: On even days it’s your turn to be romantic, and on odd days it’s your partner’s turn.
Write your partner a love letter or poem on one sheet of paper. Glue it to thin cardboard, cut it up into puzzle-shaped pieces, then mail all the pieces. Or, mail one puzzle piece per day!
Make a toast to one another every time you hold a wineglass. Make eye contact. Take turns making the toast. Whisper it.
Draw a silly picture of the two of you. Frame it.
Pick flowers for your partner from the side of the road.
Write "I Love You" bathroom mirror with a piece of soap.
Identify that one pivotal event that brought the two of you together. Celebrate that event every year.
Write a short note to your lover that’s spread out over several postcards, then mail the cards one at a time. You’ll build anticipation for the romantic conclusion on the final postcard. (Maybe deliver that last one in person.)
Make a giant greeting card out of a big cardboard box (such as the type used to pack a refrigerator).
Every once in a while, kiss her hand with a flourish. Note: The proper way to kiss a woman’s hand is to lower your lips to her hand. You don’t raise her hand to your lips.
When out together in public, wink at your partner from across the room.
Spread rose petals all over the bedroom.
Bring home one small, unexpected gift each week.
Unplug the TV. Put a note on the screen saying, "Turn me on instead."
On your yearly romantic checklist, make plans for Valentine’s Day—well in advance!
Ladies: Send him a letter sealed with a kiss. Use your reddest lipstick.
Guys: Surprise her by performing one of her chores for her. And not something easy like carrying the groceries in from the car, but something that requires some time and effort — like cooking all the meals over a weekend, or cleaning the entire house.
Make a list of the top 10 things you love about your partner. And display it prominently.
Kidnap her! Blindfold her. Drive her around town until she’s thoroughly lost. Then reveal your destination: Her favorite restaurant, or maybe a romantic inn.
Have "your song" playing on the stereo when your partner returns home from work.
Give a foot massage
Doesn’t your partner deserve a trophy for being the "World’s Best Lover"? Trophy shops have a wealth of ideas waiting for you. Just think of the romantic possibilities of plaques, medals, ribbons, nameplates, certificates and banners. And they all can be personalized, engraved, lettered or monogrammed.
Call a local radio station and request a special love song to be dedicated to your partner. Make sure he or she is listening!
Give your lover a dozen roses—with a creative twist. Give eleven red roses and one white rose. Attach a note that reads: "In every bunch there’s one who stands out—and you are that one."
Get your partner a wristwatch. Inscribe it with: "I always have time for you."
Spend the entire day watching romantic movies.
Buy a lottery ticket. Give it to your partner with a little note attached: "I hit the jackpot when I married you!"
Visit a karaoke bar and surprise your lover by getting up and singing "your song" to him/her.
Get the whole "family of products" in the fragrance of her favorite perfume (bath powder, soaps, cremes, candles, etc.)
Call your partner from work for no other reason than to say, "I love you."
Want to jazz up the presentation of a special meal? Buy a little hunk of dry ice from a local ice house. Put it in a bowl of water and place it on your serving tray. You’ll create wondrous, billowing white clouds!
Place a little love note or poem under the driver’s-side windshield wiper of his or her car.
Re-enact your first date.
Write a classic, romantic, passionate, handwritten, heartfelt love letter. Most adults haven’t written a love letter since high school. (Why not? Have we lost our youthful idealism, or have we just gotten lazy?)
Surprise your partner with a big kiss on the neck.
It’s romantic—but commonplace—to eat dinner by candlelight. So here’s a change of pace: Eat breakfast by candlelight.
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