33 Ideas for Romance

Astronauts in Love
Illustration by Steve Dorado.

Nothing feels better than knowing you are loved.

The excitement wrapped up in sentimental gestures can keep us on cloud nine for days. Here are 33 ideas to sprinkle more romance in your life.

1. Watch Titanic.
 
2. LISTEN TO “CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE” BY ELVIS PRESLEY.
 
Elvis
 
3. “Love is a reality which is born in the fairy region of romance.” —Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
 
4. Write a poem for someone you love.
 
5. Order a heart-shaped pizza.
 
Heart-shaped Pizza
 
6. Read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.
 
7. Watch Pretty Woman.
 
8. LISTEN TO “UNCHAINED MELODY” BY THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS.
 
9. Make a mixtape.
 
10. “Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.” —Muhammad Ali
 
11. Have a Dateline date night.
 
12. Send someone a Singing Valentine.
 
Singing birds
 
13. Read Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts by Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James O. Pawelski.
 
 
15. Request your loved one's favorite song on the radio.
 
16. Take a couples cooking class.
 
17. GO FOR A HIKE OR BIKE RIDE WITH YOUR PARTNER.
 
18. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
19. Listen to “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure.
 
20. READ MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA BY ARTHUR GOLDEN.
 
21. Share a dessert.
 
Sharing ice cream
 
22. Watch The Big Sick.
 
23. Listen to “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney.
 
24. “WHAT IS DESIRE BUT A WILDNESS OF THE SOUL?” —LOUISE ERDRICH
 
25. Buy tickets to watch your favorite pro-sports team play.
 
26. Have dinner by candlelight.
 
27. Clip out the Love is… comic strip to post on the fridge.
 
28. Read Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg.
 
29. Try couples yoga.
 
Couples yoga
 
30. WATCH MOULIN ROUGE!
 
31. Listen to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.
 
33. “For ’twas not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. ’Twas not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” —Judy Garland

 

From the February 2018 issue of Live Happy magazine.

 

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