The last time I wrote a piece similar to this, I had a lot of reviews—privately, that is. So last week, I went searching for some more, and I wasn’t disappointed. In this special article, I want to remind you that many of these tips are things you’re already familiar with. There will be twenty assuring tips to help turn up the heat for you and your mate. Remember, little steps taken every day will add up to big successes. Romance in a relationship is the chord that makes the heart beat strongest. Without it, love can weaken and even disappear. Here are the tips:
1. Don’t bring the newspaper to the table unless both of you are going to read it.
2. Flirt with each other in public.
3. Learn each other’s body language.
4. Lie on the lawn together at midnight and watch the stars overhead.
5. Celebrate the anniversary of the first date.
6. Never stop writing love letters to each other. Save each and every one.
7. Keep a scrapbook of the places the two of you have been together. Use it as a memory jogger when you’re in the mood to reminisce.
8. Send a surprise “I miss you” text message now and then.
9. Read romantic poetry together, especially when times get tough.
10. Write love notes on sticky notes and leave them on the bathroom mirror.
11. Never be late with birthday card or a gift. You will always be forgiven for a card or gift received early!
12. Only play the games that each of you has a fair chance of winning.
13. Remember to be playful. Having fun together is a great way to strengthen your relationship.
14. Turn off the television some nights and just talk, talk, talk. You’ll be surprised how much you enjoy it.
15. Show gratitude for everything she does for you.
16. Understand where both of you are weak and try to be strong for each other.
17. Be sure to tell each other the things that make you happy in the relationship.
18. Let him know that you notice everything he does for you.
19. Be quick to acknowledge the best and never point out the faults.
20. Complement each other’s appearance. Do it often.
Note: Gyna Jean-Pierre is a creative writer. She is the author of several essays on women in the Caribbean. She lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida.