How to Keep the Love Alive

Finding someone you truly love is no easy feat. You need a unique connection, mutual respect and friendship that is more than skin deep. This is hard to find. What is more difficult than finding said love, you ask? Keeping it! No better place to start than a romantic date.

Romantic Dates are even better when ones parter is not typically romantic!

Romantic Dates are even better when ones parter is not typically romantic!

Love can be expressed and accepted in many different ways, but there is something that all love needs, and that is attention and effort.
This seems to be a universal argument that all couples have, and it is not biased against culture, age or sex. I am willing to bet my wages that you have had that age old argument with your significant other about the amount of effort put into your relationship. Now this can be a tricky one to figure out, as all humans are different. However, I have one example to share with you that can be adapted to suit one’s own relationship.

“Hopeless at Thoughtfulness”

Personally, I am an avid gift buyer and date planner. I have a unique talent for making people feel special through thoughtful gifts, both expensive and homemade. It is something that I enjoy and look forward to doing. My other half however, struggles with this to no end. He loathes the fact that I can muster up some gift ideas at the drop at of a hat, when he has trouble remembering my birthday. While blessed with many talents, romance is not one of them. When asked to describe his character around this, he stated that he is “hopeless at thoughtfulness”. So for my birthday this year he decided to put some extra effort in and create an experience unique to us. Something that would show me that he cares, listens, and remembers the memories we have created over the years.

 

We went back to the scene of some of our first dates and took a photo at each place - V. Romantic!

We went back to the scene of some of our first dates and took a photo at each place – V. Romantic!

Use Your Hobby for Romantic Means

The idea came from his love of photography and idea of capturing memories all in one day. He came up with the idea of a photography scavenger hunt and below is the result of his planning: First he decided to make some clues for each locations.
Each of the clues were personalized and made up with our own little “in jokes” that nobody else would understand.
Once I had guessed the clue, he took me to the location – all of which, were places that we had been on significant dates (he’s doing well, right?!)

At each location the aim of the game was to snap a quick selfie of us together so that he could get a nice frame made up and put the photos in, so that I would have a lasting memory of all the places that meant something to us as a couple.

Little romantic clues were left for me at every stop

Little romantic clues were left for me at every stop

Well who wouldn’t be swooning over their partner after this. The fact that he is not normally the romantic type, made it all the more special. When I arrived at the office on Monday all the girls loved him for being the dream guy and all the guys hated him for making them look bad.
Looking through the pictures you can see just how easy it is to create a memorable date. Not all love has to be shown through expensive dinners and lavish jewellery. Some things are best handmade – like personalised songs ;). So, what are you waiting for?

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