The year ahead can be promising. If you want to spice up your love life and add a bit more fun than in the years past, consider making this year the year to revolutionize your marriage. Try these fun ideas to bring the romance back or improve the romance in your relationship, even when situations seem difficult.
1. Plan Date Nights in Advance
Busy couples don’t often get time to themselves. Especially if you have children, planning a date night might seem impossible. Even though it isn’t quite as romantic initially, sitting down and planning the date nights of the year as early as possible will ensure that you and your spouse have plenty of romantic date nights for the year.
Have regular dates throughout the year. Plan to take some weekends away from home — and plan for childcare if you need to. Your weekend away can be just a town over or a few states away. As long as you and your partner enjoy yourselves, the destination doesn’t matter.
2. Take a Dance Class
How many times have you and your spouse said you would take dance classes before the next major event you went to? This year might be the chance you’ve been waiting for. A dance class can teach you different dancing styles, and you may find it romantic to be closer to your partner. Dancing also benefits your fitness, so you can get in shape with the right dance classes.
Once you have these dance skills, you have them forever and can practice whenever you want. You can wow other couples at weddings or parties that call for dancing, or you can have intimate moments with your partner by dancing alone in your kitchen. Whatever the case, you’re sure to love dancing with your spouse.
3. Cook Dinner Together
Making this dinner something different than what you usually do. Don’t just cook a meal and call it a day, like you usually do after work. Make it memorable — make arrangements for kids or pets and then spend time cooking a luxurious, maybe expensive, meal together. You can enjoy the food and one another’s company by candlelight. Make sure to splurge on your partner once in a while if your budget allows for it. Your dinner doesn’t have to be fancy — all that matters is that you spend time together.
4. Take a Trip
Plan an all-inclusive trip away with your special one. Make it longer than a weekend — while it might be an infrequent trip, you can look forward to it for as long as you’re planning it. This trip might even remind you of your honeymoon, especially if you choose the same destination. Wherever you go, make sure it’s somewhere with plenty of things to do and events that both you and your partner will enjoy. Seeking out a travel agent may help you learn of the best attractions and locations in the destination of your choice.
5. Go Stargazing
If you live in a large city, going outside the city limits and finding a space where you can gaze at the stars can feel truly beautiful. When living in a highly populated city, you don’t get to appreciate nature as much as you should. Drive as far as you need to get a clear view of the stars. Remember to do research beforehand so you can point out all the constellations to each other. See who can be the first to identify them.
Try making your stargazing an entire date night. If one of you has a truck, consider laying a mattress down in the bed of it, then throwing plenty of pillows and blankets in there. You can gaze at the stars at any time of year and create a small picnic, just for the two of you.
6. Adventure and Explore
The greatest part of going on an adventure is that you don’t need a destination in mind. You can get in your car and drive with your spouse until one of you gets tired and make a date of the area you ended up in. You’re bound to find a restaurant or some attraction to occupy you no matter where you are.
Alternatively, think about exploring your town as if the two of you were tourists. Go downtown and look for things you typically don’t notice. By seeing your city through a tourist’s eyes, you may reinvigorate your love for it.
7. Write Letters
Who said love letters were outdated? There’s something so special about receiving cards and letters from loved ones — so imagine just how intense it would feel to periodically receive love letters from your spouse! It might be just the burst of love and passion you need to keep your romance strong throughout the year. Love letters are also a great way to preserve history if you pass them down to your descendants in the future.
Alternatively, if you want to add a little spark to your marriage, writing letters may rekindle the romance. Prioritize yourself and your spouse this year, and you might end up loving them even more than you thought possible.
Rekindle the Romance This Year
You and your spouse love each other dearly, no doubt. The beginning of the year is the best time to plan for big trips or extravagant date nights, so you have plenty of time to budget and find the appropriate accommodations for any dependents. Above all else, spend time with your spouse, nurture your romance, and then every day might feel like your honeymoon.