Maintaining an air of romance is an essential part of any long-term relationship. If you and your partner have been together for a long time, it’s easy to feel helpless when it comes to thinking of ideas of how to put a little romance back in your life.
With this in mind, here are five romantic ways to surprise your loved one, which are guaranteed to add a little more spice to your relationship.
1. Cook them a romantic dinner.
It may seem like a small detail, but, if executed correctly, cooking your partner a romantic dinner is an excellent means of surprising them and showing that you still love them dearly.
With the stresses of daily life taking their toll, dinner is often a rushed affair, characterised by microwave meals and quick fixes. Change up the routine, take a day off and cook a lavish and romantic meal for your other half. Don’t tell them what you’re planning, make it a surprise and really put some effort in, cooking them their favourite meal, while also lighting candles and finding the right music; getting the ambience right shows you’re willing to go that extra mile.
2. Book tickets to see their favourite band or show.
Fun nights out should not solely be reserved for special occasions. If your spouse’s favourite band is in town, book tickets for the both of you or, alternatively, take them to see that West End show that they’ve always dreamed of seeing.
Surprising your loved one doesn’t have to be for any specific reason. In fact, the more spontaneous the surprise is, the more it demonstrates a deeper knowledge of them and a deeper love for them.
3. Take an impromptu holiday.
From there, it’s all about selecting the right destination. If you can’t afford to break the bank, consider taking your partner to somewhere like Majorca, which offers the perfect balance between relaxation and frivolity, at a very affordable price. Waiting to tell your partner that you’ve booked a holiday until the last minute will certainly not be something that they’re expecting.
4. Book them a spa treatment.
If your other half has been spending more time at work than at home in recent weeks, the chances are that they are feeling drained and devoid of energy. Instead of allowing their work commitments to cause an argument, show that you understand the stress that they are under and book them a relaxing massage.
Try and book for a Saturday morning, if possible. Waking up after a stressful week at work and being told that you’re going for a massage is a great way to re-invigorate your other half and show that you care.
5. Get flowers delivered to their place of work.
This is a tricky one, as you need to make sure that it’s something that’s appropriate at your partner’s place of work. Assuming that it is, there is nothing more romantic than ordering a huge bunch of flowers and having them delivered to your partner. It certainly won’t be something that they’re expecting and it’s a truly romantic way to demonstrate your love.
A little thought
When it comes to romantic gestures, a little thought goes a long way. Extravagant gifts are a nice idea, but smaller, more thoughtful surprises often have the greatest impact.