5 Date Ideas To Keep Your Love Life HOT—Even As The Temps Cool Down

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There's no reason the romance has to fizzle out!

By Annie Gabillet

With the cooler season, we have to work a little harder to make sure cozy doesn't eclipse sexy.

Summer's sex appeal is obvious: adventures open the way for vacation flings, and the higher the temperatures go, the fewer clothes we wear. But romance doesn't have to cool as the days get shorter.

Here are five ways to spice up your Autumn nights, along with your lattes.

1. Enjoy a fireside cuddle.

You may miss warm weather, but now that Summer's over, you have an excuse to use your fireplace. Put on your most comfy jammies and share a blanket with your significant other as you watch the flames, read a book or magazine, and cuddle close.

Don't have a fireplace? A fire-less cuddle can keep you warm and set the mood, too.

2. Spark some candelight.

It feels like the sun goes down before you get out of work, but you can embrace the shorter days by lighting some candles.

Candlelight makes everyday evening activities, like dinner, reading, Internet browsing, or TV watching, more romantic, and you might just end up using your couch for something else other than chillin' out after work.

3. Cook a cozy meal.

Heat things up by turning on your stove and getting flirty as you cook a Fall feast together. It's much more intimate to enjoy a meal at home by yourselves than among strangers at a restaurant.

And whether you make roasted butternut squash or leek and cheddar mac and cheese, your happy stomach will keep you from missing warm Summer nights.

4. Take a bath.

While I love boots, scarves, sweaters, and other chic Fall fashion as much as the next girl, it's not as overtly sexy as Summer shorts and swimsuits. Taking a bath or jumping in a hot tub with your significant other is the perfect excuse to show some skin.

5. Go for a walk.

Step away from your laptops and iPhones, and walk out into the crisp Autumn air with your lover by your side. You'll be amazed by the deep conversations you can have walking hand in hand with nothing to distract you but the colorful leaves.

Plus, everyone looks cuter with rosy cheeks.

This article was originally published at Popsugar Love. Reprinted with permission from the author.