Romantic ideas

In most parts of the country, winters mean freezing temperatures and slushy streets. And yet your romantic life need not be hijacked to the compulsions of weather and snowbound traffic. Here are a few date ideas that are perfect for those winter months and guaranteed to turn up the heat several notches higher.


One of the most enjoyable parts of being in a relationship is going out and having fun together – eating out, going to a dance or taking a long romantic ramble through the park are stuff that partners are most likely to cherish from their time spent together. So you may be disheartened to find that your partner is reluctant to do all these things. If he/she rarely or never seems to want to go out with you, here are a few things you can try.

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First dates are tricky things – you cannot seem over-eager to a partner, not lacking in interest. If you turn up empty handed, you run the risk of being labeled a Scrooge but if you meet your date with a big bouquet of flowers, you are apparently trying to buy her affections. Planning a date is even more of a challenge - on one hand you want to keep it short and casual so that you can make an exit in case things don’t click. At the same time you need to ensure that it is special enough to make your partner want to meet you a second time.

Bungee-jumping and hair-raising rides at theme parks do not make the best date ideas for forty couples for obvious reasons. At the same time dates need not be short on fun and excitement if you are forty-plus and looking to spend an enjoyable evening with your date. Here are some date ideas for over forty couples which traverse a range of interests from the casual to the cultural and even romantic.

Texting has had a far-reaching impact on how men and women interact. Communication has now become faster, shorter and some would say, hipper. Apart from being a fun way to flirt with someone you like, it is no increasingly being used as a relatively safer way to start a conversation. So if there is someone who has caught your eye and you wish to know better, here are some great texting conversation starters.

Birthdays are special for all men – whether old or young. so if your husband’s special day is just round the corner, here are some messages – ranging from the mushy to funny – which are sure to brighten his day and put a spring into his step.

Happy birthday darling! I'm really glad you're in my life. You make me smile every day!

Happy birthday so-and-so! I hope your day is filled with joy, laughter and your favorite cake

Not just a year older, but a year better.

Making your girlfriend’s birthday special can be challenging but if you organize it thoughtfully, you can emerge a winner! Girls love being pampered and if you do that well, half the battle is won. Chocolates, cakes and cards do the trick but when they are accompanied with a sweet message, they can make her go weak in the knees. Reading it out loud when you are with her is a sure way to see that smile on her face. Get inspired!

Your birthday is as special for me as it is for you because I have the honor of spending it with you.

Women often complain about a lack of intimacy with their partners – while boyfriends may be willing for a quickie anytime, emotional intimacy is much harder to nurture. But one of the very simple ways you can build a special bond with a girlfriend is by calling her with a name that is only you two know about. Using an affectionate nickname for your partner will not only deepen the intimacy between you two but make her feel very special indeed. And here are some options you can choose from.


Birthdays are one of the occasions that almost every human beings looks forward to – apart from being made to feel special by friends and family, the day marks the simple achievement of making it through another year and, despite all unhappiness and negativity, basking in the sheer joy of being alive. Here are some new and creative ways that you can say ‘Happy Birthday’ to a whole lot of people, ranging from co-workers and acquaintances to friends and family. $ROMANCE-TIPS-OPTIN$

Though many men roll their eyes at the thought of being addressed as Honeykins or Lambchops, fact is nicknames can bring in a delicious intimate flavor to your love life. This is something to be used between only the two of you and best of all, something only you can call your boyfriend by. If your relationship has reached the stage of nicknames, here are some cute options you can consider for your boyfriend.



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