ROMANTIC TIPS YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE...

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3. Plan a special night where you pick up your partner like you would for a school dance. Go to a nice restaurant and enjoy a meal, then take your partner to a nice jazz club where you can dance the night away...

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5. Invite your loved one over around a meal time. Cook them a surprise candlelit dinner/lunch. Make a sign for the front door with the name of your "restaurant" (preferably after yourself,) and put "We accept cash, credit cards, & kisses..."

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7. FOR GUYS - Find out her favorite purse company, and buy her a pattern she will adore...

8. When your loved one says, "Thank you", instead of saying "No problem", or "You're welcome", get in the habit of saying, "My pleasure..."
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10. Never ruin an apology with an excuse...

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12. Take your significant other to a comedy club or concert. You will be surprised how close both of you will feel when you laugh together. (*Note - Make sure to find a comedian who you both enjoy or who is appropriate to both you & your date's senses of humor...)

13. Find out the next time your significant other will be going to the library, & get there before them. Pay their library fines, unbeknownst to them. When they get home, have your love story written down in plain sight with a note that says, "Checked Out For Life..."
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15. NEVER, NEVER, EVER switch over to call waiting when you're talking to your significant other, especially about something that means a lot to them. Let the voicemail get it. Undivided attention is very romantic!!!

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17. Host a poetry reading at your house amongst your friends/family. Be sure to write a poem about your loved one & read it for everyone to hear. (*Note - This idea is good for multiple couples who wish to enjoy such an event.)

18. Slow dance with your loved one to this song...

Stranger On The Shore...



19. If your loved one is "past-oriented," he/she appreciates the sentimental & nostalgic. Save things, find mementos, focus on meaning.

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21. Can't go wrong with the classic mixtape/CD with songs that are especially important to both of you, & express your love. Be sure to visit the song section of this site for ideas if you're unsure of what songs to use or need ideas.

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23. Make Buckeye Candy together!!! See the Picnics & Dinner Section for a recipe that beats anything you've ever paid for in the store!!!

24. Be sure to bring your camera a long for any nature walks, so that you can capture the beauty of your loved one in the outdoors...

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26. For a brief moment, dance with each other in the rain. The laughter & closeness will be amazing once you go inside...

27. Record your loved one's laughter to your phone or iPod, so that when you're apart, you will be able to hear the joy of their happiness with the press of a button...

28. FOR GUYS - Take her to her favorite musical. Some really popular ones are "Wicked", & "The Lion King"...

29. Try to be completely non-judgemental for at least a week. You will see a difference in how your loved one views you.


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31. FOR GUYS - Take your loved one out to dinner on Super Bowl Night. (You can always DVD-R it for later...)

32. Memorize all your anniversaries, such as the first time you met, the first date, the first kiss, the first time you said "I love you.", the day you got engaged, wedding, first house, etc. & celebrate each one of them with something special...

33. Exercise more so you will be a healthier companion & encourage your loved one to do so as well.

34. LADIES - Give him a shoulder massage when he's watching TV...

35. GUYS - Give her a shoulder massage when she's watching HGTV...

36. GUYS - Buy her a flower that starts with her first initial. If you can go down through each letter, each day until you've finished, with a note each day expressing your love...

37. LADIES - Give him a tie that illustrates his favorite sports' team...

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39. If you're traveling, don't turn on the hotel television, but rather use Skype or Windows Live to communicate with your loved one...

40. Enjoy a progressive dinner together by stopping at a series of street vendors...


41. Take a stroll after dinner...

42. Nurture your partner in as many ways as possible...

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44. Carve her initials and yours into a tree...

45. Have a warm bonfire. Snuggle up together and make S'mores...
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47. Check out the local seasonal festivals that are going on. Usually there's a theme to each one that both of you will enjoy.

48. Let your touch speak for you. Sometimes words are simply inadequate to express the incredible feelings of love inside you. At those times a simple touch can express volumes. A caress, a squeeze, a hug. Sometimes the simplest things are just right.

49. Go in search of the "perfect" key lime pie. It could take you months or years and you might gain a few pounds, but if your loved one is a key lime pie fanatic, it will be worth it!

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51. Interview your loved one's parents, siblings, friends, and colleagues to learn about their unique quirks, likes, dislikes, hobbies, and passions.

52. Discover your local community theaters. They're fun, inexpensive, and entertaining. Many small cities and towns have truly excellent community theaters. Call them today for a schedule of upcoming shows. Don't forget to call a number of nearby towns, too!

53. Use gifts and presents to express love and appreciation. Don't use them apologize after a fight or make up for some dumb thing you've done. This strategy eventually backfires...

54. Don't feel guilty for wanting to escape from your kids occasionally...


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56. With your spouse, be best friends as well as lovers...

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58. LADIES - If he's a fan of wrestling take him to a pro wrestling match featuring some old school wrestlers. He will love you for it!!!

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59. Pretend like it's your last day, and live it with your loved one as you would it really were...

60. GUYS - Remember, she simply wants you to listen to her...

61. LADIES - Remember, he simply wants you to appreciate him...

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62. Buy a coupon book for local restaurants, and enjoy a different at least once a week...

63. Choose one day a week and be extra, extra romantic on that day...

64. Kidnap your loved one from work on Friday (Obviously, they know it's you...) and take them out for the time of their life...

65. Come up with your own traditions that both of you will enjoy, whether it's for holidays or just days that you've created. Don't be afraid to mix them up occasionally or add new twists to them...

66. On your loved one's birthday, send his/her mother flowers with a special thank you for bringing them into the world...

67. Make a list of the top 100 things you love about your loved one. Give it to them. It will blow them away!!!

68. Learn to say, "I love you" in other languages and mix it up every now and then...

69. Text your loved one in the middle of the day how much you care about them...

70. If you're married, do a couples' Bible study together. It will bring more intimacy to your relationship and give you a chance to hear from other couples in similar situations...

71. Take your loved one to a covered bridge. They're amazing photo opportunities and it's always a great chance to hold hands and walk...

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73. Get in at least one intentional argument so you can later admit the person was right and they will swoon over you admitting it...

74. Go and donate blood together. It's a great cause and it will help you know each other better, when you help other people...

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76. GUYS - Clean your car out and go buy her favorite Yankee Candle aroma car freshener for the next time you pick her up...

77. Get your picture taken in a photo booth at a mall. (NOTE: If you have it with you, you can actually use your own camera inside the booth to create the effect...)

78. LADIES - Get him a t-shirt with his favorite superhero logo on it...

79. GUYS - Always share your feelings and be upfront with your lady. She can't read your mind and might not realize if you're upset with her.

80. LADIES - Guys will never ever ever (not enough "evers") be able to figure you out totally. Sometimes you have to spell things out for him to totally understand. Be gracious and explain it so that he doesn't feel hurt if he's clueless to your needs.

81. Find out your loved one's favorite candy. You can make them a themed present involving it, that's sure to make their day!!!

82. The next time your loved one goes out of town, make them a travel care package. Be sure to include a spray of your favorite fragrance they are used to, so they can imagine you're with them...

83. Flirt with each other in public...

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85. During the Christmas season, take a winter drive and enjoy the Christmas lights. Some places even offer festival of lights events where you can walk through paths of Christmas lights. It's a great moment to share with someone you love!!!

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87. Don't be afraid to go crazy for your loved one on the dance floor...

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89. Have a street performer play a special song for you and your loved one...

90. GUYS - Sometimes she doesn't want you to try and solve her problem. She just wants you to listen...

91. Visit a botanical garden together. Great photo opportunities!!!

92. Spend a day tweeting about all the things you love about your loved one... (Might want to keep it family friendly in case employers are following you...)

93. Even if you are really busy doing something, go out of your way to call and say, "I love you..."

94. Watch some classic shows together that you may have grown up with. They're always more fun to watch as adults, and it could bring back some fun memories for each of you to share with one another!

95. Leave voice mails professing your love for your loved one...

96. If you're dating a single parent, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS!! Be considerate of her children. They are as much apart of him/her as his/her own beating heart...

97. Listen for subtle comments on things when it comes to deciding what to get your loved one for special celebrations...

98. GUYS - Have a professional cake made for your loved one on a random day, and have something meaningful to both of you written on it...

99. Hugs are the universal medicine...

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101. Find out your loved one's favorite Starbuck's beverage...

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Surprise her with a vase full of flowers...

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Go on a horse carriage ride in the evening...

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105. In the immortal words of Pedro Sanchez, "Build her a cake..." You don't have to literally do this, but it's always a special event when you can get a cake for either him or her to celebrate a day you wouldn't normally celebrate with a cake. Make up your own occasion. It's always more fun that way, and find a place that makes killer & affordable cakes, who are willing to personalize it however you wish to...

106. Write a story! Make your loved one the star of it, and gradually tell them what happens each day, until you finally conclude it. If you're daring enough, even get it published and dedicate it to them!

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Express your love in as many little ways as you can. Subtle things like going through a revolving door at the same time so you're not apart from one another might not seem like much, but it goes a long way...

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109. Pick out one of your favorite movies and video the two of you reenacting a scene from it. Later on, it will be fun to watch and inspire more romantic moments...

110. Plan a photo day, where you go out into a historic town or any place with beautiful scenery. Be sure to get plenty of photos of each other & even together. Have fun playing around with Photoshop to get the best results you're looking for and make an album of your special occasion to share with all your friends...

111. Once you get married, be sure to frame your wedding invitation. It will remind you of those precious moments each time you pass it...

112. Learn your loved one's favorite Yankee Candle scent!!! Ditto on Bath & Body Works scents... That way when you're together you can both enjoy them & when you're apart it will remind you of each other...

113. Validate your lover's feelings. Everyone wants & needs to feel understood.

114. Hold hands during the next wedding ceremony that you & your loved one attend.
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115. Reminisce often about your wonderful times together.

116. Be sure to always call when you promise your loved one that you will.

117. GUYS - Come home early from work & take her to a romantic matinee.

118. Always compliment & kiss the cook
(especially if it's your loved one...)

119. Be the spark in your lover's eyes...

120. Kiss him or her good night at the front door
 (even if you are already married...)

121. Play the game of Twister together. Act silly.
Be childlike...

122. Always take advantage of a great dance band...

123. Bake Valentine cookies together & deliver them to all your couple friends...

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126. If either one of you has a dog, go to the park and play games together with it, & have a picnic...

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Go for a walk on the beach. Once you find a nice spot, trace out the shape of a large heart that both of you can sit in as you cuddle and watch the sunset...

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131. Plan a weekend getaway with your spouse, even if it's just a few hours away. There's always something to do in a different town. Find the hotspots and experience the different atmosphere with your loved one!!!

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