1.) Go on a vacation alone
Kiss the kids goodbye once a year and check-in to an adults-only tropical or romantic hideaway. Why? Because you deserve it. No questions asked. Sign up newsletter from your favorite hotel and airfare deal sites, so you won’t miss your chance to travel for less.
2.) Dance like you are alone
Dance break…well, just because. Movie stars aren’t the only ones who get to live in the moment. Bask in your love whenever you feel it, no matter who’s watching. Show a little PDA if you want to.
3.) Go on a road trip
The best journeys don’t always have destinations. Rev up your romantic engines and take your love on the road –literally. Every state is blessed with a scenic highway somewhere within state lines. Find it, drive it and enjoy the quality time. You can make a romantic throwback playlist for the ride.
4.) Do something new together
There are always new things to discover as a couple. It could be something you found at the park or train station or something someone advised you both should go explore. However, together, find your own little corner of the world, claim it as your happy place and give it a nickname.
5.) Try staying indoors together
There’s nothing like a hotel bed, a room service menu and the warm embrace of the one you love. Take off Friday, check into your favorite local hotel and enjoy a cozy and romantic three-day weekend close to home. It’s no-fuss and oh-so-fun, we promise. So, sleep in and order breakfast in bed!
6.) Make sure to capture all moments
Great dates equal great memories, so don’t forget to capture them. Pause from the fun to pose for a silly selfie or capture that breathtaking sunset you shared. The photos will make the memories last forever. Your Homework: Turn your favorite date night photos into a memorial album.
7.) Use all five senses on a date
Sit back and listen to each other’s deepest desires over a great dinner conversation as you let the scents from the kitchen tempt your taste buds. When the meal arrives, you’ll taste-test a five star menu while feasting your eyes on romantic views and tenderly touching hands. Now that’s perfection. Make reservations, now!
8.) Stay away from all devices on date
Sorry, Facebook. See you later, Instagram. When you’re together, the only thing that should matter is savoring the magic of the moment. Learn how to use the “do not disturb” modes on those smartphones.
9.) Celebrate the big and small victories
From celebrating promotions to being five pounds lighter on the scales, there’s always a reason to celebrate your successes together. Do it as big as you can and as often as you can. You’re love is worth it. Your Homework: Write a list of all the little moments you have yet to toast to, together.