But, no matter what your thoughts are about Valentine’s Day, it is the official day for romance.
“Spoiling that special person in your life, or sending that secret Valentine a message, is what Valentine’s Day is all about,” says Carla Yssel, Femagene® brand manager. “Although you should be showering those you love with affection on a regular basis, making this one day special can make a difference to your relationship.”
Yssel provides examples on how to bring about romance and intimacy on Valentine’s Day:
- Dinner is always a given on Valentine’s Day, but instead of booking a table at a crowded restaurant, cook the meal together and have a little fun doing it. If you are a control freak in the kitchen remind yourself that this is a way for you and your partner to spend more time together – who cares if he doesn’t know how to make a tomato rose?
- Once dinner is ready don’t sit at the table, rather plan a romantic picnic – either in the garden or on the living room floor surrounded by plush, throw pillows. You can get comfy, and you won’t have to worry about the fighting couple next to you.
- Create a music play list that appeals to both of you filled with songs that mean something to you as a couple. This will create a romantic mood, and give you something to talk about while you reminisce over the past.
- Perfect, romantic lighting is important. Get the candles out, or, if you can, dim the lights. No one feels like being romantic under a bright spotlight.
- Don’t forget dessert. This is the meal you can have fun with. Make something that you can hold and feed each other, and if it gets messy, who cares?