40+ Creative Romantic Ideas

Discover the secrets to adding romance to your relationship.

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By Gregory J.P. Godek

AFFORDABLE ROMANTIC IDEAS

Short on cash but big on love? Try these affordable romance tips:

  • Spend the entire day watching romantic movies.
  • If you’d like to spend a romantic summer night making wishes on falling stars, mark the second week in August on your calendar. The earth passes through the Perseid meteor belt around August 12 every year, which usually results in spectacular meteor showers for two to three nights.
  • Buy a lottery ticket. Give it to your partner with a little note attached: “I hit the jackpot when I married you!”
  • Pick flowers for your partner from the side of the road.
  • Write a short note to your lover that’s spread out over several postcards, then mail the cards one at a time. You’ll build anticipation for the romantic conclusion on the final postcard. (Maybe deliver that last one in person.)
  • Don’t just go out to a movie on Saturday, like always. Call your partner from work on Wednesday and formally ask for a date.
  • Call a local radio station and request a special love song to be dedicated to your partner. Make sure he or she is listening!
  • Make a custom certificate for your lover. (You can get blank certificate forms at a stationery or paper store.) Here are some suggestions: A certificate “For Putting Up With Me Over the Years,” an award for “The World’s Best Wife,” a ribbon “For Hugs & Kisses Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.”

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