Modern romance is quite different from romance a few decades, or even a few years ago. With people marrying later, or not at all, hectic work schedules, and modern extended and stepfamilies, romance is changing. Sometimes it can be hard to find time for lengthy romantic dinners or trips away.
A busy life doesn’t mean romance has to take a back seat however! You can have a very modern romance no matter how busy you are. If you want to inject a little modern romance into your hectic life, try out one of these tips:
1. Leave each other notes
A romantic note only takes a few moments to compose, but will really brighten your partner’s day. Write down some sweet nothings telling them how much you love them. Make a list of things you adore. Perhaps you could write them an IOU for a date night, shoulder rub or bath together.
Leave a note tucked in their lunch bag, briefcase or purse, or inside their care windscreen.
2. Take a stroll in the park
A stroll in the park is a little shot of old fashioned romance that fits into a busy modern life. All you need is an hour of free time, and each other. Find a local park, nature reserve or sea shore, and stroll hand in hand, enjoying each other’s company.
For added romance, pack a simple picnic of fresh fruit, cheese and wine. Look out for free events in your local park – what could be more romantic than a stroll while a band plays?
3. Create a private blog
Take your romance online with a private blog just for your partner. Sign up to a free service such as Tumblr or Livejournal, create a password protected blog, and write them a little note with the password and address.
Use your blog to write down memories of the two of you, tell them what you love about them, or make romantic plans for the future.
4. Cook a meal
Give your busy modern life some extra romance by turning everyday chores into opportunities for a little couple time. Instead of ordering takeout or cooking the same old dishes, get together for a romantic cooking session.
Check out your local farmer’s market or artisan store for delicious, fresh luxury ingredients, bring them home, and spend some time together in the kitchen concocting something special.
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