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30 Really Romantic Ideas for Couples to Feel Loved & Connected 24/7

To rekindle the spark in your relationship, you need plenty of romantic ideas. They’re not that complex and could be all you need to save your union. 

romantic ideas for couples

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or not, it’s true that romantic ideas can bring back the life in your relationship. Even if things are perfect the way they are, inspiring even a little more romance is something you can’t say no to, right?

Love is a wonderful experience because it’s the only emotion in the world that can bring you happiness when you give something away. It’s the happy feeling that bubbles up within you when you make an effort to please someone else without prioritizing your own interests.

The problem is, not everyone is that romantic. If you’re not very lovey-dovey but romance is your partner’s love language, you may find things start to stagnate. Never fear! You just need to throw in some extra romantic ideas. [Read: 15 things perfect couples always talk about in a relationship]

Romantic ideas for couples in love

Every time we feel an overwhelming surge of affection for our lovers, we want to do something special for them, just to let them know how much they mean to us and how much we care about them. We often see this in the honeymoon phase of a relationship – when the sparks and chemistry are flying.

But, as the months and years pass by in the relationship, you may start to take each other for granted or start to believe that excessive shows of affection in love are just corny. [Read: 25 easy, romantic gestures you could use every day!]

However, you can still have romance in the air, no matter how many years you’ve been together. Just because you’ve been together for several years doesn’t mean you have to stop expressing your love through romantic ideas.

You just need to be creative with your gestures and most importantly, it has to be genuine. [Read: 46 sweet ways to be romantic without being cheesy or corny]

30 easy and sweet romantic ideas to make your lover melt

The next time you feel an overwhelming rush of happy love and just want to express all of that to your lover, use these romantic ideas. These tips will surely help both of you feel more connected, and it’ll help improve communication, bringing you a lot closer too!

1. Romantic vacations

Nothing beats a good romantic or exciting vacation to bring the rush of romance back into your life. It’s honestly one of the best romantic ideas you can use to keep the romance alive.

If you can afford it, make time to plan at least one vacation with each other every year. Just imagine this scenario – an ocean view, sunset, drinking pina colada with your partner while having the best time of your life. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it? [Read: 10 vacation ideas for couples to feel closer instantly]

2. Candlelit dinner

You can plan a candlelit dinner at home or spend an evening at a cozy restaurant. After all, candlelit dinners are amongst the most romantic ideas to express your love for that special someone in your life.

The warm glow of candles makes everything seem so mellow and hazy, and the soft lights will only make both of you look sexier and feel more in love! [Read: 13 creative and romantic dinner date ideas for two]

3. Little gifts

It’s not materialistic to surprise your partner with little tokens of appreciation. It doesn’t have to be expensive, nor does it have to hold a lot of personal meaning.

Every little gift you give, be it a bar of chocolate, flowers, or even a toy or a game will show your partner that they’re on your mind all the time. We guarantee that they’ll appreciate this with their entire hearts. [Read: Romantic gifts for your partner]

4. Massages

A foot massage or a back rub after a long day at work can go a long way in showing your appreciation for your lover. And if you have some time on your hands over a weekend, spare a few hours, run your hands all over them and give them a romantic, sensual massage.

If they’ve been stressed at work, they’ll appreciate this coming from you. Trust us, it’s an overlooked action, but it works as a romantic gesture in making them feel loved.

5. Love letters

Love letters are the kind of romantic idea that can last a lifetime because they’re so special and meaningful. It doesn’t matter if you have no clue about how to write one.

All you need to do is put pen on paper and just let your words flow. Love letters will never go out of style, especially in bringing romance to your relationship.

There’s just something intimate and personal when pen meets paper in putting everything you feel in the form of words. [Read: How to write a heartfelt love letter like a true romantic]

6. Surprises

Plan a surprise every now and then. You can go all out and plan a surprise birthday or an anniversary celebration. Or you can surprise your partner out of the blue by doing something for them, be it a chore or breakfast in bed one morning.

You can’t go wrong with surprises, especially if it’s something they specifically love. You’ll be melting their heart by planning a surprise just for them! [Read: How to surprise your girlfriend and score brownie points]

7. Text messages

Texts may be a good way to stay connected, but you could also use them to express just how you feel.

You can send a line about how eager you are to meet them in the evening, or you can even use it to say something naughty to make your sweetheart blush! [Read: 20 sexy text messages examples you can use to start a sexy conversation]

8. Create memories

Our lives are nothing but a collection of memories. So go on out there and create a lot more of them with your lover every now and then. You’re not getting any younger, so don’t hold off on making new memories you can always look back on.

If you’re looking for romantic ideas to do with your significant other, why not go on adventures? This will rekindle the sparks, and it’ll be a fun event for both of you! You might even meet new people along the way.

9. Photobooks

If everything wonderful in your life is nothing but a collection of memories, what better way to keep the memories close to your heart than by gifting the special person in your life a collection of photos?

By giving them a photobook, they’ll appreciate how you’ve kept a copy of all your significant memories throughout the months or years. [Read: 36 sweet and cute things to say to your boyfriend]

10. Cooking together

Why shouldn’t you cook with the person you love most? Not only do you get to spend more time together, but you get to create delicious meals too.

Cooking may be a chore, but cooking together always seems like a fun thing to do as a couple. It’s also very satisfying to eat whatever it is you’ve cooked with your partner. [Read: 10 ideas to make cooking with your partner more fun]

11. Bathtub

Bathrooms are sexy, but bathtubs, they’re just sensual and beautiful. Draw a bath for your partner and slip in together. If you have a few candles around, well, that just makes it a lot more romantic.

It’s a romantic idea that is incredibly relaxing, too! There’s nothing more therapeutic than to unwind in a bathtub with your partner *and maybe some wine and music along with it.* [Read: How to have passionate sex in the shower without spraining an ankle]

12. Rooftop dinner

Are you looking for a romantic idea that can be planned around the house? Well, nothing beats a romantic rooftop dinner with fairy lights.

There’s a reason why rooftop dinner dates are often seen in romance movies, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do this for your partner. It’s one of the most romantic gestures you can do for them.

13. Secret desires

Is there something your partner really wants? On a day when they least expect it, drop by at the store, get it gift wrapped and bring it home.

Maybe it’s those shoes they’ve wanted for so long or a video game. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but they’ll appreciate it wholeheartedly as long as it comes from the heart. [Read: The best gifts you can give your partner]

14. A weekend getaway by a lake

If both of you can’t spare too much time to take off on vacations every now and then, take a trip down to a place closer home.

This refreshing change of environment will both do you a lot of good in keeping the romance alive. You can never go wrong with this romantic gesture, especially as it gives you time to bond. [Read: 27 fun and sexy games to play with your boyfriend!]

15. A trip to a vineyard

Wine has always been associated with romance, and a vineyard is no different here. Plan a short trip to a nearby vineyard with your lover, and spend a warm afternoon strolling down the rows of heaving grapes. You don’t see this often in the list of romantic ideas, which is all the more reason to go do this!

16. Do something spontaneous

Planned romantic ideas are grand. But sometimes, a spontaneous burst of romance too can be just as fun. You don’t have to plan out all your romantic dates and ideas, after all.

In fact, the best adventures and memories are those you don’t plan at all. Take a spontaneous road trip, have a beach trip, or do whatever you feel like doing at the moment. We promise it’s going to be worth it. [Read: 18 ways to become more spontaneous in life]

17. Go to an amusement park

Amusement parks are great for two reasons. Firstly, they bring out the inner child within us, which can be a lot of fun. And secondly, heart-pumping rides always give an adrenalin rush.

It also brings back all the fun memories you had as a child. Even if you’re afraid of heights, think of it this way – you’re with your partner the day you conquer your fear. Now, isn’t that something? [Read: 9 strange facts about love, dating and our minds]

18. The questions game

Spending an afternoon together and don’t know what to do? A perfect romantic idea that can build intimacy, bring both of you closer and improve communication is a good game of questions.

This is one of the most fun romantic ideas you can do with your partner. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dating – questions are always fun!

As long as you ask the right questions, it’ll make both of you feel more romantic with one another. [Read: 30 naughty questions for couples to keep the spark alive in love]

19. Take turns to plan dates

If both of you go out once a week, take turns to plan the date. It creates a challenge and brings back the excitement of the infatuation period.

You can use it as a competition on who plans the much better date. Also, it gives you a bunch of dates to try that you may or may not have done before. [Read: How to plan a date to knock the socks off anyone you want to impress]

20. Shop for each other secretly

We mean, who doesn’t love shopping? Especially when we’re talking about shopping for our significant other, there’s a certain joy found in this romantic idea.

Both of you could head to a mall together and spend a couple of hours shopping for the other person. It’ll definitely leave both of you with a few laughs.

21. The little things

Buy something special for your lover on your way back home now and then. You could pick up flowers, chocolates, or even a stuffed toy with a silly face!

You’ll be surprised how even the little things can put a genuine smile on your lover’s face. You don’t need luxurious things to achieve a romantic aura; it takes the little things to make your partner happy. [Read: 23 foolproof relationship tips and advice for guys]

22. Make a home video with a personal message

If your partner’s away for a few days, or if you’re missing them when they aren’t around, record a video for them with a personal message.

They’ll be surprised how you even managed to pull this off, especially when you live together. If they’re not using their phone or better yet, if they forget it, take it as your window of opportunity to record something. [Read: 23 must-know relationship advice for girls]

23. Have tantric sex

Sexual intimacy is just as important as emotional intimacy for all couples. And no sexual act beats the intimacy tantric sex can bring to your relationship.

Never underestimate the power of connecting with one another’s mind, body, and soul when it comes to the bedroom. [Read: The step-by-step guide to having tantric sex for the first time]

24. Dance

Looking for a romantic idea that involves a bit of music and fun? Head to a club together, or stay back at home and play something romantic in the background.

There’s no better feeling than having a dance party with your significant other and having the best time of your life. It may seem corny or awkward at first, but a few minutes into the dance, and it’ll feel perfectly romantic! [Read: 15 secret reasons why you may be getting bored of your relationship]

25. Watch a romantic movie

If both of you don’t feel like making an effort to dress up and head out somewhere, just bring the romance into your living room.

Pick a romantic movie that both of you haven’t watched yet, snuggle up, order in and spend a lazy afternoon in each other’s arms.  This is one of the romantic ideas that screams comfort and romance, for sure! [Read: 25 romantic topics to talk about in a happy relationship]

26. Watch the sunset

There’s nothing more irrevocably beautiful and perfect than watching the sunset with your lover.

It doesn’t matter where; watching the sunset, especially with your favorite person, will never be an exhausting sight. As you watch the sky paint itself with beautiful colors, it creates romance in the air. [Read: Top 10 fun and romantic summer date ideas!]

27. Make a fort

You know all those forts you see in movies that might seem cheesy? You’ll find that it’s really not as cheesy as you might think.

Imagine creating a fort for your lover with all those fairy lights, and you can cozy up together while watching a movie! Or, you can have a wine night and talk about anything and everything!

28. Visit a museum

Museum dates are so underrated nowadays, but it’s always a good time to appreciate art. It doesn’t matter if neither of you are art enthusiasts; you can always visit a museum and observe the different art pieces and masterpieces together.

You can even analyze their deeper meaning together *and take lots of pictures afterward!* [Read: Where to go on a first date – The 22 best and worst dating spots ever]

29. Visit a bed and breakfast

What better way to spend some romantic alone time than at a bed and breakfast? It gives you both the perfect escape from your work and just relax with each other’s company. There’s just something unwinding about a staycation and waking up to someone prepping breakfast for you.

30. Go for a hot balloon ride

If you’ve never ridden a hot balloon ride before, you’re seriously missing out. It’s the most fun activity you can do for your partner.

This is one of the most romantic ideas you can have, especially during sunset, where you get to see all the colors of the sky right before your own eyes!  Want to make it even more perfect? Kiss your partner during the sunset! [Read: The 30 sweetest romantic gestures for everyday life]

Show your loving side with these romantic ideas

Romantic ideas are important to use in your relationship every now and then, just to remind your partner that you still love them with your entire being. No matter how many years you’ve been together, don’t forget to show them how much they mean to you!

[Read: Words of affirmation – How to use them and 20 examples to say it right]

Sometimes, the best romantic ideas are also the easiest and the simple ones. As long as you look for ways to show your affection to your lover every now and then, you’ll find that there will always be new and exciting moments in your lives.

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