A movie, a board game, and a pizza. That's how my husband and I spent our 11th anniversary night. Sure, that may not sound romantic to everyone, but after 11 years of marriage, one toddler, and a baby on the way, getting out or planning big romantic gestures can be difficult. Instead, we find simple ways to express our love, which is just as important, if not moreso, than the big gestures.
Whether your relationship is still somewhat new or you've celebrate many anniversaries, it is important to remember to say I Love You frequently with both passion and sincerity. It's also important to remember that we say I love you with not just our words, but with our actions, our body language, and our expressions.
While the newness of a relationship wears off over time, the lasting intimacy that you create comes from this everyday appreciate, respect, and love for your partner. Finding simple joys in just being together and putting romance into everyday situations makes all the difference.
With that in mind, here are 100 simple (and inexpensive!) romantic ways to express your love. Keep in mind that while these refer to he/she, none are gender specific and all are interchangable.
We've got loads of romantic ideas that are sure to spark your imagination, including:
- Romantic Top 10 Lists - Whether you're looking for romantic holiday help, a special gift idea for that special someone, or ideas for a first date, there's something here for you.
- Romantic Anniversary Ideas - Lists of romantic anniversary ideas by year, plus lists of both traditional and modern anniversary gifts!
- Birth Month Flowers - Make a birthday a little more special by sending her birth month flowers! Check out our complete list.
- Birthstones - Buy your true love jewelry in his/her birthstone. Find your sweetheart's birthstone with our complete list.
- Flower Color Meanings - Before you send flowers, discover the romantic meanings of the different flower colors.
- Flower Meanings - A complete list of flower meanings to help you pick which flowers express your true feelings.
- Romantic Holidays - A complete guide to all romantic holidays throughout the year.
- Symbolism of Gemstones - Discover the meaning of gemstones to help you express your true feelings.
- 10 Commandments of Love - Be sure to follow them!
- Aphrodisiacs - An in depth guide to food aphrodisiacs.
- Green as an Aphrodisiac - A look at the effects of the color green (and green m&m's)!
- History of the Heart Shape - Learn where the heart shape came from and get ideas for heart shaped romance.
- Love Crafts & Projects - Awesome DIY romantic gifts and other love projects!
- Romantic Cocktails - A selection of romantic cocktail recipes and mixed drinks to add that extra romantic spark to your evening.
- Romantic Movies - Looking for an 'at home' date idea? We've got a list of some of the most romantic movies of all time.
- Romantic Reads - Romantic books to warm your heart.
- Romantic Recipes for Two - Delicious, easy-to-make romantic recipes for two.