5 Ways To Keep Romance Alive On A Budget
With Valentines day approaching, not everyone can afford to spend big money on romance every time, but a bit of creativity can get the same results without breaking the bank.
Just about everyone agrees that a nice dinner and a good bottle of wine at a quiet, intimate restaurant will set the mood for romance, but have you seen the price tag? Not everyone can afford to spend big money on romance ever time, but a bit of creativity can get the same results without breaking the bank.
1. Be A Cute Couple
While most people know about his and hers items like bathrobes and towels, some other things can be enjoyed together as couples items. Try getting matching T-shirts with cute sayings on them. Have matching his and hers overnight bags, coffee cups, bicycles, phones, and cars can be cute.
Surprise your partner by making the ordinary a little more special. If they are enjoying a good book, remove the bookmark and replace it with a beautiful love note you have made. If they always turn the TV on when they come home from work, tape a note on the television that says, "Wouldn't you rather turn me on instead."
3. Recreating Memories
Making essential memories is one way to be romantic on a budget. Challenge your partner to remember the most passionate kiss that you've seen in a movie. This will lead to some discussion about romantic kisses and should enhance the mood. As a surprise, buy that movie one day and try to recreate that particular passionate kiss! Keep the movie in a specific place and re-watch it whenever the mood strikes. If you can't agree on the single most romantic kiss, go ahead and create a top five list. This tip works for anything. The top five most romantic songs. The top five most romantic movies. The top five most romantic books. You see the pattern. Make sure to go ahead and buy the books, songs, movies or whatever so you can use them in the future.
4. Shut Everything Down
If you want to plan the ultimate romantic evening but funds are low, or you just don't want to have to leave the house, shut down the electricity and imitate a power outage (it's up to you whether or not you tell your partner!). Lighting candles and having a picnic on a blanket on the floor is incredibly romantic. You won't have any distractions or heat, so it is up to both of you to keep the other warm and entertain each other.
It's hard to find anyone who doesn't enjoy an Oreo biscuit. Take an Oreo (or generic version of one), scratch the top of the biscuit until smooth and then scrape a heart and your initials into the flat surface. You can also make your own biscuits and create personal messages. Or you can enjoy getting funky in the kitchen and enjoy cooking a meal together because certain foods increase your sexual desires!
These 5 simple ideas are sure to warm up any relationship. Don't be afraid to try simple tips and changes to "routines" to spice things up without having it cost a fortune! And we don't only have to be romantic around Valentine's day, why not everyday when it is affordable?
How are you romantic on a budget?
Carolyn Rowland has been a relationship therapist and coach for over seven years, working with many couples to produce happier relationships. She now shares many of these ideas, real stories, and information for you on her daily blog. Stay tuned for the very exciting news that Carolyn has a book, written predominately for men on relationships to be released soon. Why for men, because the new book is based on Caz's real life experiences with her clients and what she realised is that men were the ones who needed help.
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Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
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