Thursday, December 13, 2007

How To Add Romance Without Adding Expense

They say the best things in life are free, and love and romance are two prime examples. Yes, it is possible to add some extra spark to your love life without spending extra money! Here are some more romantic ideas to go along with last week’s post:

Acts of service
– get him or her that cup of coffee, glass of wine, soda, etc. without being asked
– surprise your love by doing a task they normally do
– give him a foot or back rub (use a light touch and sensual massage oils to set the tone)

Quality time
– spend time cheerfully doing something that your spouse enjoys doing
– plan time to do something that you both enjoy and focus on each other

Words of encouragement
– compliments – “wow, you sure look nice”
– verbal appreciation – “you make me feel loved, when you . . .”
– basic encouragement – “that was a good decision you made”

Here’s a review of the book that gave me the three categories above: The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman. To find out what the other two love languages are, read the book. It’s a good one! And it will help you find the best way to make your honey feel loved.