“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Mignon McLaughlin
*Guest Post By: RecWarehouse
Boy and girl meet, a man and a woman kiss, and the next thing you know, if they are lucky, they are in a relationship spanning months, or maybe even years. A long-term commitment to another individual is a thing to be cherished and nurtured. But, how do you ignite a spark in your romantic life after the rose-colored glasses fade and the honeymoon stage is over? Most relationships experience their fair share of ups and downs and couples who have been together for many years will attest to the fact that it takes work to keep things spicy, in and out of the bedroom. When it comes to keeping the magic alive between a couple it can become cumbersome over time. The same old date nights lead to the same old dinners and so on and so forth. Finding time to make things exciting really just takes preparation, some imagination and little creativity but it can pay off in the long run.
Here are four simple ways to help couples ignite, or rekindle, their romance without ever having to leave the house:
- Cook up a meal that will entice more than just the taste buds. Food and drinks already have a seductive quality to them if you just elevate them to more than just your grab-n-go salad or takeout pizza. In fact, some foods are natural aphrodisiacs. Which, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an agent that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire.” Tasty treats and delicacies like chocolate, oysters, pistachio nuts, saffron, and honey, have either been heavily rumored or proven to have the potent side effects.
Create your own menu to arouse the senses and kickstart a romantic evening. To get you started, here are 12 Sexy Dishes for a Date Night In.
- Create a spa experience in your master bedroom. After the meal is over retreat to your master bedroom for a spa-like experience. Set the mood with candles, flower petals, and a diffuser. Then, consider hiring a masseuse for an all-out couples massage session. If hiring a professional is outside of your price range or you just do not have the time to get on a trained professional’s calendar, then a couple massage oils can do the trick. Allow yourself and your partner to relax and unwind without entertaining the normal everyday stresses which occupy your daily conversations.
- Call an audible and create excitement. The unknown can be scary and simultaneously exciting, which is why when you throw a curve ball into the mix, it keeps your lover on the edge of their seat. Send a sexy text to them mid-day and change your mundane plans to something a little more tantalizing and thrilling, but only give them the basic, necessary information. Blindfold your special someone when they walk in the house after a long day at work and take control from there. Tease and seduce them with some of these fun tricks. Remember, blindfolding requires a high-level of trust so this is a great way for couples to reconnect on many different levels.
- Relax and unwind in the hot tub. When tension rises and stress becomes almost palpable, at home or in the office, you need a way to decompress and wipe away the day’s worries. Sink into the calm, steaming waters of your personal hot tub and let all the negative energy drift away, at least for a short while. In addition to melting away worrisome sentiments, hot tubs offer couples a soothing environment to reconnect. Add a playlist of soothing tunes, like this one on Spotify, and you have a sexy evening for two with minimal effort required.
If you are searching for ways to get creative with your love life and increase the romance in your relationship then consider investing in a hot tub from Rec Warehouse. Rec Warehouse specializes in the sale of at-home leisure and recreational equipment like above ground pools, spas, saunas, hot tubs, outdoor furniture and game room accessories. They have two beautifully furnished showrooms in the Atlanta area – in Norcross and Kennesaw – each with a wide variety of quality, name brand options at affordable prices. The Rec Warehouse staff full of eager professionals willing to help you work through all your questions and concerns.
When you decide you are ready to break out of your comfort zone and try something new in your romantic life, consult the experts at Rec Warehouse to get you started on your path to better date nights in the comfort of your own home.