These days between jobs, kids and the drama of everyday life, romance tends to get lost in the shuffle. Many couples say “It’s just too much work”, but it doesn’t have to be that way!
Some of the most romantic ideas are short and sweet.
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To prove it, here’s a list of 5 romantic things that only take a few minutes to prepare but will leave a lasting impression with your lover!
1. Origami Love
Express your feelings in a unique way by writing your spouse or significant other a love letter on an origami flower. Buy a few sheets of Pink or yellow paper from a local copy shop and get started with these easy directions. It only takes a few minutes of folding to create a love letter that they will never forget.
2. Steamy Message
Tomorrow morning, while your spouse is in the shower, draw a big heart on the mirror with your initials (i.e. J + B) in the middle, or write a little note like “Beth is cute”. They’ll love it.
3. Music of Your Lives
Take a musical journey through your lives by listening to the #1 song on your birthdays for every year you’ve been alive. See what your parents were rocking out to when you were in the cradle and laugh about the first songs you remember hearing. This is a great way to share childhood memories and funny stories. Start by pulling up this page at Wikipedia to find the top songs and then go to grooveshark and listen for free!
4. Automotive Treasure
Put together a little treasure hunt that takes place entirely within your signficant other’s car. Hide 3 or 4 clues, such as “It holds your change and the next clue”, to lead them around the interior of the car and trunk. Start the hunt with a little text message or by leaving the first clue out in the open. Make the treasure something small such as a few green M&M’s with a “Save for later” note, or bigger like a coupon for a massage.
5. Promise of Things to Come
Drop off or mail a gift to your partner’s work that hints at an exciting evening without providing any details. This could be a ripe strawberry with whipped cream, lingerie, a small vial of massage oil, or even a blindfold. Include a note that reads “See you tonight” and let them spend the afternoon wondering. They will probably try to call you. Tell them nothing.
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See, romance doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming!
A special thanks to David Hail of HotDateIdeas.com for sharing these great ideas!