Tomorrow – Feb 14
Valentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day (with an apostrophe), also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14 (tomorrow).
Have you got something nice for your partner? Maybe you could surprise her/him with a trip away for a romantic weekend, or to a far off destination.
Alas, finance can be the issue – but we can help 🙂
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Keeping it Simple
Every couple has their own way of expressing love. But from going to the movies to buying each other gifts, money is always a factor — especially if you live in an expensive city. Honestly, it can be hard to find ways to be romantic when you need to keep the expenses in check. So you don’t have to spend too much to express your love. There are plenty of ways to show your partner how much you care without digging deep into your wallet.
Money is a tough topic to talk about, especially when you’re in a romantic relationship. But thankfully there are ways you can express your love to your partner without having to bring it up. Here are nine ways to be more romantic when you can’t afford date night.
1. Give Your Partner A Massage
One of the best ways to feel more connected with your partner is through touch. Instead of spending money on flowers, your partner will appreciate a good rub down after a long day at work.
2. Go To The Library
Do you remember the last time you went to the library? Probably not. Due to the quiet space, you and your partner can learn how to communicate in different ways while you experience something new together. Go to the library together; spend time being quiet, focusing on eye contact and connecting on cerebral levels.
3. Have a Meaningful Conversation
It’s really important to have a deep, meaningful conversation with your partner, every once in a while. It can revitalise the spark and make you feel connected with your partner. Have a meaningful conversation. The best [gift] you can give is your time and focus.
4. Take Care Of Your Partner’s Home Responsibilities
Come home to clean dishes than a bouquet of roses. While flowers are sweet, they usually don’t ease everyday stress. Romance isn’t about grand gestures — it’s about being thoughtful. Do things that your partner enjoys or what could make their life easier.
5. Have A Picnic
Reconnect with your partner the old-fashion way by having a picnic together. Leave your phones at home and have meaningful conversations while you snack on grapes. This is an economical way to show nurturing and nurturing is so much about love.
6. Write A Poem
Roses are red, violets are blue, you should write a poem because it will reconnect you and your boo. While that was cheesy, writing a little note or small poem can show your partner that you’re thinking of them. Poetry is a way to capture a moment and so often the reason why poetry moves us so much.
7. Show Them You Listen
Another way to be romantic with your partner is by showing them that you listen to them when they speak. If they have briefly talked about a book they wanted to purchase, randomly buy and give it to them. Not only it will be a great surprise, but it will make them feel loved because it shows that you listened to them, even if the conversation wasn’t that big of a deal. In terms of showing you care, familiarity helps: a small gift from a favorite store or favorite snack, or share a piece of art music or literature you think they will love based on what they have already told you about what gets them going.
8. Be Engaging With Your Partner
It doesn’t seem like much, but if you want to be romantic without spending money, simply just show interest in your partner’s conversation. Don’t check your phone or watch TV. Your partner won’t feel connected if you don’t pay attention when they talk. Really the biggest [way to show that you care] is by paying attention. That means looking at your partner when they speak and finding ways to show them you heard them, such as asking questions to be sure you get it and want more information: what was it like for you when that happened? What does it mean to you? What is your take on this situation? Would you like to experience it again? Things that bring out more information about the other person, who really will become more interesting as you learn more of the nuances that make them unique.
9. Try Something New Together
You don’t have to spend a lot of money if you want to try something new together. Search the Internet, and find new, unique dates you both can go on. Explore a neighborhood you guys have never been to before, go to a museum during free nights, or try to make ice cream at home. Anything can work if you try to be creative. Date night really works by bringing people together to [paying] attention to each other, and [creating] a sense of specialness; something that naturally occurs when people are first dating. The elements that make any date work are: planning ahead, it won’t happen on its own, positive anticipation. looking forward to seeing the other person, imagining how great it will be novelty, doing new things together, being on good behavior, making sure you look good, and really, really focusing intently on your partner. None of those need to cost much money.
You don’t have to be romantic to spend a lot of money. Be authentic, show that you care, and be thoughtful. Your partner may appreciate your creativity and be happy to spend time with you no matter what you guys do.