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Effortless ways to rekindle your romance


Show your partner how special they are this Rekindle Romance Week and continue to surprise each other throughout the rest of the year and beyond!

Rekindle Romance Week is celebrated from August 14 to 20, exactly six months after Valentine’s Day. As couples celebrate the romantic week, a new research conducted by Choosey Cards examined how couples keep their relationships special and exciting. One hundred couples were quizzed about the romance in their relationships – was it a once-a-year extravaganza for Valentine’s Day or did they keep it blooming all year round? The research gathered together five fool-proof ideas that can be practiced to rekindle that romance and fall in love with your partner all over again.

1. Travel together

Travelling together can help you bond, and exploring a new place in your country or abroad can be a welcome change to your normal routine. It reduces stress, builds intimacy and helps the two of you learn more about each other. It’s also a great way to give you more opportunities to talk about and create long lasting memories together.

2. Remember, the small things count

Showing that you care doesn’t have to be done with extravagant gestures. Sometimes, the smallest of gestures can have a big impact – stock up on your partner’s favourite food for a little surprise after a tough day at work, or perhaps never skip an episode ahead on your favourite TV series. Most importantly, don’t assume romantic cards are just for Valentine’s Day. It may seem like an old-fashioned way to communicate but in fact, the research showed that nearly a third of couples buy each other ‘just because’ cards, with the highest age group being the millennials.

3. Make each other laugh

Sometimes, life can get serious, work can be tough, and we forget to laugh. The study found that the closer and more relaxed couples are with each other, the more they would laugh. Be it reminiscing, teasing or observing the world around them, laughter is an underrated way to share more time together. Couples that share jokes report higher levels of intimacy and understanding, from reducing awkwardness on the first date to squashing tension during heated moments.

4. Between the sheets

If your sex life starts to dull down and perhaps even become routine, it’s a sign for you to make time for intimacy. The research found couples mentioning that sex is an important part of staying close to each other – mentally as well as physically – and they spice things up by trying something new. Broadening your horizons together can be an adventure that lets you learn more about yourselves and each other.

5. Tell them how you feel

According to the research, 66 per cent of couples said “I love you” daily, however, 8 per cent of couples never say it. Those three little words are incredibly powerful by offering a sense of security that can’t be misinterpreted. Let your loved one know that they are special, that you do care, that you still love them. It doesn’t have to be done through an elaborate poem, just be open, real and honest.

Elaine Loke

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