How To Be Romantic

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How To Be Romantic
Want more romance in your relationship? Em & Lo provide a formula for turning love into romance.

6. Write love notes. No need to pen long, flowery love letters or corny poetry (though the romantic potential of a sweet and funny love haiku cannot be overestimated). Just write the occasional "thinking of you" email, put a surprise "miss you already" Post-It in his business trip suitcase, or draw a heart around your initials on the steamed bathroom mirror. Read Jerry Orbach's Daily Love Notes To His Wife

7. Brag about your partner in public. We understand the inclination to get together with your girlfriends and bitch about the annoying things your partner does (hey, we all do it). But it's nice to occasionally embrace the positive and speak glowingly about your fella's home improvement skills/parental instincts/bedroom acumen. Sure, you might annoy your friends who don't want to hear about how good you have it, but you'll feel even better about going home to your awesome relationship. Oh, and brag about him to friends when he's listening, too. Whether it's a new promotion or just something witty he said last night, we guarantee he'll swoon.

8. Compliment your partner. Speaking of his self-esteem: We all like to feel needed and desired, but guys especially. So lay the compliments on thick at home, too. Just because it's been established in your relationship that he can cook (and you can't), doesn't mean you can forgo the lavish praises of his famous homemade lasagna. And just because he doesn't spend as long as you do in front of the mirror doesn't mean he doesn't want to hear how attractive you find him—especially if he's experimenting with a new facial hairstyle. 7 Phrases Men Love To Hear

9. Skydive together. Studies have shown that participating in adrenaline-revving activities together will help keep that spark lit. Bungie-jumping, whitewater rafting, streaking down Main Street in your home town—there's nothing like near-death experiences to bring a couple closer together.

10. Take a basket-weaving class together. Joint activities don't all have to be thrilling—studies have also shown that just the novelty is enough to make two people feel closer. If basket-weaving isn't your bag, join forces for a yoga class, a comedy show, a walking tour, a cooking class, cha-cha lessons, a movie script... hell, even just a double-date with the new couple in town (and no, that one wasn't a euphemism). Cooking For Two

EM & LO blog daily at EMandLO.com. Their 10-episode TV show SEX is now available on DVD!

 

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