By Sunny Rodgers, ACS, Clinical Sexologist and Sexual Health & Wellness Educator
While many of us head directly to roses and chocolate, there are tons of other ways to show your partner how much you love and appreciate them. So what can you do that’s unique, special and can help bring romance into your life any day?
I always recommend starting with an easy one, or one that should be easy. Compliments. Everyone loves compliments. They instantly make you smile and feel warmly loved. Do you give your partner compliments? If compliments feel like a struggle to you then you’re not alone. Start by thinking about reasons why your partner makes you feel loved. Does her smile light up your day? Does the way he holds your hand make you feel safe? Now take those reasons and share them with the person who makes your heart flutter.
A sensual massage is a hands-on way to romance your lover and show them how much you care. A massage is also a great way to grow a couple’s connection and promote intimacy. How do you share a great massage if you don’t know where to start? The perfect place to start is with massage oil. But I recommend going one step further and really impressing your partner. Have you heard of massage oil candles? Jimmyjane creates Afterglow Natural Massage Oil Candles that provide mood-setting candlelight that melts into sumptuous massage oil.
Ready to take your romantic massage to the level? Try the Jimmyjane Contour M Massage Stone to provide the perfect massage without having to apply a lot of pressure. It’s like having a hot stone massage right in the privacy of your own home!
Besides flowers and candy, compliments and massages, remember to tell your special someone how much they mean to you with three little words––I love you. Those magic words will melt your sweetie’s heart every time.
Copy/Paste Romance Tip Checklist:
☐ Leave a Post-It note for your sweetheart telling them you miss them
☐ Hold hands
☐ Give your lover an unexpected gift
☐ Eat dinner by candlelight
☐ Enjoy a romantic picnic and feed each other (grapes work great for this!)
☐ Don’t just send a flower arrangement––go out and pick a bunch of wild flowers
☐ Give your lover a gift certificate for an intimate couple’s toy
☐ Look into your partner’s eyes when they talk with you
☐ Hold your partners’ face when you kiss them
☐ Whisper ‘I love you’ into your sweetheart’s ear