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5 Ways To Keep the Romance Alive

Dating & Relationships / September 20, 2017

When couples have been together for years, sometimes, the very idea of romance is something that they recall like a long lost memory. The reality of being parents, working and just the day-to-day grind puts romance on the back burner but it doesn’t have to be the case. These 5 tips will help you keep the romance alive on your relationship and make you even stronger as a couple.

Plan a date night

It doesn’t have to be a fancy dinner or a sold-out concert. “Couples who laugh together stay together. Experiencing new things with your loved one is a great way to bond and make memories,” explains German. “Whether it’s going to a wine tasting, cooking class or karaoke, the key is to try something you haven’t done before,” adds German.

Small gestures

We often hear how hard it is to keep the romance alive in our busy lives. “Some romantic gestures only take a second. Whether it’s a hug before heading out to work, a light brush on the shoulder or a wink while doing chores at home, don’t forget to send love signals to your significant other”, add German.

Surprise your loved one with a love note

While getting an expensive watch or new diamond earrings might be very pleasant and surprising, the romance can be found in simple things. “Note cards with one word or a short phrase expressing your love is a great of way of surprising someone,” explains German. “Place it on the night stand, hide it in his/her wallet or even lunch box. The surprise element will make your loved one happy. We live in a world of technology where texting is so common that at times we forget how a handwritten note can express a deeper meaning,” adds German.

Learn your significant other’s love language.

“If your husband is a big fan of golf, go and watch a golf tournament with him. Does your wife love watching romantic comedies on Netflix? Then cuddle with her on a couch and let her enjoy her favorite things with you by her side,” explains German. “Romance is in understanding and respecting other’s interests which paves the road to success,” continues German.

Use eye contact

“Turn off your cell phone and have some quality time with your loved one. It’s so common for couples to talk while one is doing the dishes and another one is doing something else in a different room,” explains German. “ Maintaining eye contact while you speak with your loved one will allow to be present and aware of the moment,” adds German.

About the contributor, Yana German

As a mentor and runway coach, Yana German uses over 10 years of experience as a body language and image expert to help individuals experience a positive transformation from within.  Famous for her signature walk and approach towards building self confidence by adjusting one’s walk, Yana helps people by fixing what she sees on the outside to inflict change on the inside. Since launching her program, Yana has helped and worked with hundreds of different clients, including children who are bullied at school, CEO’s struggling with their position, women experiencing depression and helping girls to overcome stage fright.


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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.




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21 Comments

on September 20, 2017

These are some great tips! I can’t tell you when last I’ve been on a date! I am a hopeless romantic, and I enjoyed reading this 🙂

    on September 20, 2017

    You and me both. I need to find someone to date first. LOL!

on September 20, 2017

These are all great ideas. We try to practice these frequently. This list is on point and serves as a great reminder and guide four couples.

on September 20, 2017

I loved it. And all these tips are so good. I’m married with a baby and yall it hard to find time for each other but we just have to

on September 21, 2017

Love these tips. My favorite is small gestures. I think it’s so important and makes one feel constantly loved. After over 10 years of marriage, it’s still what we both seem to love best.

on September 21, 2017

Wow – I love this!! We are so busy being busy that we forget to stop and smell the flowers. I agree that it’s the small gestures that make the world of difference. Thanks so much for the “wake up call”

on September 21, 2017

Small gestures do go a long way and sometimes they mean most if we being honest. Great keep points!

on September 21, 2017

Great tips and the Love Languages is very important. This way you know how to treat your significant other the way they want to be treated and rewarded. Date night is always a must and even a small vacation like a day trip once in awhile away from kids if you have them. Just toget back to the basics. Great article.

on September 21, 2017

My husband and I are about to start a date night. We are working on figuring out what works best for us.

on September 21, 2017

I enjoyed learning about my love languages. I think its extremely important to know them ant put them in action. I just recently completed a presentation on the love languages. Turn off your cell is a huge one, sometimes are phone consumes our entire being and we need to just put the phone down and focus on one another and spend quality time with each other

on September 21, 2017

I love these tips. I used to write my hubby love notes but it’s seriously been years since I’ve done that. As corny as it sounds we get a kick out of watching all of the Star Trek episodes and series together. We’re like cool nerds. But I’m really gonna start doing more eye contact and love notes. He always tells me how much he loved my notes and cards.

    on September 21, 2017

    Nothing wrong with being cool nerd. I’m glad you are going to start doing the love notes again.

on September 22, 2017

This is so on point! My man and I have a really great relationship… which doesn’t mean we never fight or have our bad days… but mostly we get along great and we do most everything on this list. The one I loved most is learning the love language. Well worded. Its so important. Keep up the awesome posts lady love guru.

on September 22, 2017

I love all of these! And yes I do most of them, especially watching football! I have always loved football, and he loves that I love it but sometimes he takes it to another level with watching the games. He knows I will watch like 2 games but after that I am tapped out! LOL!!! But I totally agree its finding the things he loves or that I love and doing them together!

on September 22, 2017

These sound like great tips! I’ll have to remember them for when I’m in a long-term relationship.

on September 22, 2017

Yes to all of this, learning your mates love language is essential. Especially when it is different from your own. Touching is key, it can be done at any point and it doesn’t have to be sexual. It keeps you connected.

on September 22, 2017

When I have a lover I will implement these tips. The art of a love note is still powerful.

on September 22, 2017

Some really great tips. Me and hubby go out for breakfast every two weeks – just spend the morning together because the kids are in school so we get some quality time. He’s crazy about Basket ball but I usually can’t stand going to these games so need to think more on the love language.

on September 26, 2017

It seems like my marriage is well on its way to being a great one. We do all of these things. One thing we always said was that we will always date each other. The first thing we did before we began to date was to figure out each other’s love language.

    on September 26, 2017

    That’s good! Can’t wait to hear about the engagement!



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