Romantic tips often focus on the grand gestures and big actions you can take to really impress the person you care about, such as taking them out to Phuket romantic restaurants, going on expensive weekends away or sweeping them off their feet in other ways. However, keeping that up in a long-term relationship is virtually impossible. You’ll eventually run out of ideas and money. However, with a long-term relationship, maintaining a good background level of romance is important if you want it to last. Here are a few little things you can do from time to time, just to show your other half how much you care.
Write a love letter
It’s a bit of a dying art, but a handwritten love letter is a simple way of showing commitment. You took the time to think about what you want to say and then write it down in the slowest and most labour-intense way of doing it short of carving it in stone. It doesn’t matter if it’s not even an especially good letter – if anything, bad love letters show more love because it proves that you’re willing to try something you’re not very skilled at! For maximum impact, leave it somewhere they’ll find it when you’re not with them or mail it to their place of work.
As them about their day
This probably doesn’t sound like an especially insightful romantic tip. You probably do this every day already, but are you settling for the reply “fine”? Show that you actually care about their day by pressing for details (unless they genuinely don’t want to talk about it) and actually listen and respond to what they say. It’s the simplest gesture, but there’s no better way to show that you care than…well, showing that you care!
Tell them they’re hot
Everyone – both men and women alike – like a little ego-stroking. Almost no one doesn’t like to be told that they look good, and yet it’s something people say to each other relatively rarely. Do it particularly when they haven’t made a special effort to look good. Telling your partner they look hot when you’re on your way to a Phuket romantic restaurant is great because you’re validating the effort they put into their appearance, but doing so when they’re just sitting around the house in comfortable clothes has a lot more impact.
Run an errand they’ve been putting off
There always seems to be much too much to do in the day and nothing like enough time to do it, so we all put off the unpleasant tasks as long as we can. This inevitably backfires when it comes to the deadline for that task and we’re woefully unprepared, and that’s the best-case scenario! Show that you care by doing that unpleasant task for them. It doesn’t have to be anything particularly challenging, either. Do the housework, the grocery shopping, the laundry, whatever DIY project you’ve been meaning to get done forever. Just something to make your partner’s life that little bit easier.