Romance tips - put the spark back: 36-40

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36. Touch each other
Hold hands, touch each other's arms, have a hug, do anything that means that you stay in physical contact with each other. Non-verbal communication is just as important as talking in a relationship.

37. Ban work
We know that work can be a huge chunk of everyday life, but it can also take over home life if you're not careful. Outlaw any conversations about 'the memo Bob sent', or 'that irritating woman Gladys in Accounts'.

38. Use your smell
Give each other a hankie or other small piece of material that has been sprayed with your favourite perfume or cologne. That way, you'll both be reminded of each other throughout the day, just by smelling the hankie.

39. Buy a present
It doesn't have to be something expensive, but a token that means something to the pair of you. Whether it's music that reminds you of the first gig you ever went to or the first song you listened to over and over again, the DVD of your first ever date movie, a postcard of the first holiday you ever went on together... whatever, it just shows you how much the relationship means.

40. Take a walk
Pull on your wellies or walking shoes and go for a ramble through some woods or countryside. Not only will the surroundings give you something to talk about, it will take you away from your daily grind.

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I need help! I love my boyfriend to pieces and I dont give any other boy a second look, he is the only one for me. We have recently had problems though. We have a serious lack of trust for one another and this causes problems because we have different friends so when we go out without one another we find it very difficult to trust one another. Also, a couple of your tips mentioned hugging more and kissing more; i really do try because i understand the importance of that in a relationship. The only problem is of course that he genuinely can't stand physical contact. He gets really grumpy if i try and kiss him or hug him and pushes me away. And if i tell him i love him he rolls his eyes before replying. Its not even like im clingy, i just want a healthy amount of physical contact and he literally doesnt want any. He ended it recently before then asking for me back so I know he cares because hes willing to try again. But he really doesnt show he cares at all. Weve turned into a married couple who do nothing but watch TV or films and go to bed early without cuddles or goodnights kisses or sex for that matter. Everything seems to be gong downhill and I dont know how to stop it. I really dont want to lose this boy and Im so desperate to save this relationship because I love him so dearly; he just doesnt understand that sometimes girls need to be shown that they are loved. He constantly insults me and is justr nasty and I dont know why. Please help, i Just dont know what to do :( Sarah H


ive done all the tips for my girlfriend all the time and she dumped me for some stupid reason like I dont eat the right foods, we argue like brother and sister and she thinks shes grown up and I havent but she just dumped me cos her best friend got dumped so I think she dumped me cos of that cos the moment she found out her friend got dumped she changed and started being funny and a week later she finished me saying she don't love me no more but I could see that she did still love me thought

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