Has your relationship run into a rough patch because of everything that’s going on in the world right now? You’re far from the only one going through this.
Some experts are predicting that the U.S. divorce rate could spike substantially once the COVID-19 pandemic concludes. Relationships are being tested like never before, and unfortunately, there isn’t any end in sight at the moment.
Keeping the romance alive in your relationship might seem like it would be almost impossible. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try your hardest to come up with different romance ideas to keep the spark going with your significant other.
Struggling to figure out how to keep the romance alive? Here are six steamy tips that will help you get the job done during these troubled times.
1. Add More Dates to Your Calendar
When is the last time that you and your partner went out on a date?
The pandemic has made it difficult for a lot of people to go out on dates since many restaurants, movie theaters, and more have shut their doors for the time being. But even still, you and your partner should find ways to go out dates that involve getting out of your house.
In a perfect world, you should try and book a table at a fancy restaurant so that you can enjoy a nice night out. But even doing something as simple as spending an hour or two walking around at the park could technically be considered a date under the right circumstances.
No matter how long you’ve been in a relationship with someone, you shouldn’t ever stop dating them. That’s one of the many keys to enjoying a long and successful relationship.
2. Find a New Hobby That You Can Take Part In Together
Outside of making it a point to go out on more dates, you and your partner should also find other ways to spend more quality time together. It’s not enough for you to simply sit in front of the TV every night binge-watching the latest shows.
One way to make the time that you spend with your significant other more meaningful is by finding a new hobby that you both enjoy. By embarking on a new challenge together, you can learn a new skill while also learning more about your partner in the process.
You’ll start to look forward to spending more time with your partner when you find a new hobby that you both enjoy. It’ll make keeping the romance alive fun.
3. Get Into the Habit of Complimenting One Another Early and Often
When you and your partner first started dating, you likely showered them with compliments at every turn. You told them all about how nice they looked and about how awesome it was to be going out with someone like them.
But now that you’ve been with your partner for a while, you might not be complimenting them anywhere near as often as you used to. In fact, you might not be able to remember the last time they paid them a compliment.
Change that by finding small ways to compliment them throughout the course of a given day. Once you start doing it, there’s a good chance that it’ll become contagious and that they’ll start giving you compliments back.
These romantic gestures will go a long way towards keeping the romance alive in your relationship.
4. Look for Fun Ways to Spice Things Up in the Bedroom
Let’s not kid ourselves here: You can spend as much time with your significant other as you want and give them one compliment after another. But if your sex life isn’t on point—or worse, if your sex life is virtually non-existent—it’s going to be difficult to keep the romance alive in your relationship.
If things have gotten a little bit stale for you and your partner in the bedroom, changing up your normal routine could be the key to putting a much-needed spark back into your lives. As you’ll read on here, there are a lot of things you can do to get out of a rut behind closed doors.
5. Maintain Some Level of Mystery in Your Relationship
If you and your partner are going to build upon your relationship and make it stronger, it’s going to be important for you to open up and share new sides of yourself with them. But at the same time, it’s also important for you to maintain at least a little bit of mystery.
Specifically, you and your significant other should create some separation when it comes to how you take care of yourselves in the bathroom. Your partner doesn’t really need to know about everything that you do when you’re in the bathroom. There is, after all, such a thing as knowing too much about a person.
6. Spend At Least a Little Time Apart Pursuing Your Own Individual Passions
We’ve focused a lot here on how you and your partner should make it your mission to spend more time together to keep the romance alive between the two of you. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still spend a little time apart pursuing your own personal passions.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, as they say, which is why you should give yourselves space every so often to go out into the world separately. It’ll give you more to talk about when you reunite, and it’ll also give you time to miss one another when you’re apart.
Keeping the Romance Alive in Your Relationship Will Take Some Work on Your Part
When people first become romantically involved, keeping the romance alive is so easy. They don’t have to even think about how to do it.
But over time, it can become more and more challenging to come up with ways to keep the spark going. And it can be even more challenging when you throw something like a pandemic into the mix.
Use the tips found here to keep the romance in your relationship going. They’ll work wonders for you and your partner and make you feel closer than ever before.
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