Perhaps you're on a tight budget and so a cozy table at a quaint restaurant or a getaway to a secluded resort are not happening for you and your mate right now.
Maybe you'd like to ensure that your romantic attempts are personal and don't seem so predictable-- like flowers, cards or candy.
While we love just about every romantic gesture-- whether it is roses, chocolates, or a cottage in the mountains, we also know that you can quite powerfully boost the romance in your relationship without spending any money at all.
It's free, it's from the heart and it's very effective!
Kate longs for her boyfriend Jeff to find his romantic side. She appreciates the flowers he gives for every anniversary and special occasion. And the gifts he buys are sweet.
But she can just about predict what he'll do and, frankly, it's a little boring!
Instead, Kate dreams of feeling swept off her feet by Jeff. She wants to kindle more passion between them and she knows that being bored is not the way to get to more passion. Kate doesn't want to hurt Jeff's feelings. After all, he's a great guy and wonderful partner. At the same time, she wants a spicier, more romantic relationship with him.
Who's responsible for romance in your relationship?
You might be like Kate and wish that your partner would just figure out how to be more romantic. There's absolutely nothing wrong with realizing that you want to create more passion in your relationship.
But don't assume that your partner is the only one responsible for romance.
Many of us harbor beliefs that in heterosexual relationships it is up to the men to romance and sweep their female partners off their feet. This is how it's portrayed in the movies after all!
If you really want more excitement and romance in your relationship, however, it's not fair to leave it all up to your partner-- even if you are a woman and you believe your man should take charge of this.
Come up with some hot ideas that you'd like to try and then you be the one to initiate a few of them. See how it feels to sweep him off his feet.
You can also be honest with your mate and ask him or her to explore some ways to infuse more passion into your relationship. Sharing some of your romantic ideas with your partner might help spur his or her imagination as well.
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