Romance is (or should be) a key part of every relationship. It helps deepen your intimacy towards each other and your love for your mate. As a consequence, planning for a date should be a romantic affair. Much debate has gone on and continues nowadays about what is a romantic date as for every one views romance differently – and that’s what makes this so much fun.
The differences not only exist between men and women, but each woman and each man also has their own idea about what a romantic date entails. Actually, a romantic date is not simply about flowers, chocolates, or kisses, but it’s the attitude of love that motivates you to give those things. Even if you may think you don’t have a romantic bone in your body, you’ll be surprised at what some creative thinking can do.
Before planning a romantic date, you should first observe the simple things your partner does on a daily basis. It’s about paying attention. What food do they like to eat, what are his/her favourite colours and even the smallest things that make your partner smile. We sometimes take these for granted, yet they can be used to your advantage – and your partners delight.
Ideas for a romantic date can sometimes depend on the occasion but don’t be afraid to try something new if you think your partner would enjoy that. (Take a look at our date ideas section for some inspiration.) Whether it’s the element of pleasant surprise at your romantic date choice that shows you’ve been paying attention or something out of the ordinary to excite, planning a romantic date can be a joy as much as the experience itself.
You just have to be creative and interested in the activity you’ve chosen for you and your partner. An old but cherished favourite romantic date idea is to give flowers. Not one person can say that they haven’t enjoyed it when someone’s ordered a pretty bunch of flowers and hand delivered them with a thoughtful note. Another great tip for a romantic date is to cook their favourite meal (or a take on their favourite meal if you’re feeling adventurous). A romantic date doesn’t have to cost the earth. And you don’t have to be a culinary expert. Your partner will just love you for trying.
Other ideal romantic dates include a beach picnic under a full moon. What could be better on a beautiful summer’s night? Going out together to see an orchestral concert or a play will also work. Alternatively, if your date is a typical sports fanatic, you could take them to see their favourite sport, a football or hockey game perhaps. With just a little thought and some inspirational date ideas, you’ll surely have a romantic date all perfectly mapped out.