5 Ways to Keep Love Alive

by Online Dating on February 15, 2011

Snow treesValentine’s Day has passed and the love high is wearing down now that the celebrations are over. What to do? February 14th shouldn’t be the only day you express your love to your significant other. If it is, then you probably need more help than this post can offer. If you’re looking for a few tips on how to keep love alive year around, here are 5 tips to get you going.

Make Time

Whether you’ve been together for two or twenty years, taking time out of your schedule to spend with your significant other can be tough. Making time for your sweetie can help to keep the love alive.

  • Schedule a weekly date night. It’ll give the two of you something to look forward to.
  • Even if you can’t make your date night a night out, you can put time aside for a nice dinner at home or snuggle up with a movie.
  • Make the time to get intimate. Seriously. If you don’t find the time during the week, or if things are too stressful at work, intimacy can slip through the cracks. Intimacy is a key part of a healthy relationship. Keep love alive by making love!

Romance

Romancing your partner gives you the chance to show him/her that they’re special. Keep love alive by being thoughtful and putting your significant other first!

  • Run her a bubble bath. Cook him his favorite meal and light some candles.
  • Say, “I love you.”
  • Slip him a sexy photo of yourself. Jump into the shower with her in the morning.

The Little Things

The little things really do make a big impact. You know what makes your partner tick, so take advantage of that!

  • Holding hands and unexpected kisses are great, yet subtle ways to express your love.
  • Reminisce about how you first met. Sharing these memories will make both of you appreciate what you have today and help to keep the love alive.
  • Do something little to make your partner’s day. Leave a note in his lunchbox or her favorite candy in her purse.

Maintenance

Self-maintenance, that is! Take care of your body — keeping tabs on your well-being will show your partner that you still care.

  • Physical: Stay in shape, eat healthy foods and dress nicely. Ladies, shave your legs. Trust me, he still cares.
  • Mental: Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a busy businessman, take time to read a book, keep up with world news or exercise your brain.
  • Spiritual: No matter your beliefs, spiritual maintenance is very important to your well-being. Go to church or mediate — whatever suits your lifestyle.

Break Out of the Rut

Many couples fall into a rut after being together for a while, and tend to take one another for granted. This tip is a combination of all of the above, and will definitely help to keep love alive.

  • Take the time to make sure your significant other knows how much you care. Plan new experiences and create new memories.
  • Give up dead routines.
  • Become familiar with your significant other’s wants and needs as they exist now — they’ve probably changed since you’ve met.

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    Thank you for sharing tips :) Those are really helpful. If someone doesn’t want to lose a love life, he/she needs to take some time to spend with his/her love ones. It’s up to both partners how they will handle the fire of their relationship.

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