With Valentine's Day around the corner, you have every excuse to make your evenings a little more romantic heading into the holiday. If you're looking for some super simple ways to bring the heat, these tricks are universally effective at rekindling the fire that attracted you to one another in the first place. Read on for the three easiest ways to spice up your love life this season.
1. Surprise Her with New Lingerie
When you think about romance, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Roses? Chocolate? Jewelry? All those things have something in common: they're gifts. Bring on the romance by giving your partner a sweet surprise that doubles as a fun experience, too. If you really want to double down on the surprise element and simultaneously pique their interest, gift them a set they won't expect. A good go-to for the desired effect? Let them open the box (or the sweater if you'll be the wearer) with leather lingerie from a go-to shop like Yandy. The exciting and thoughtful gesture, paired with the unexpected twist, will have your partner ready to fall into bed faster than they can unfasten the clasps.
2. Set The Mood
Sometimes sex becomes routine; it happens. You crawl into the same bed with the same sheets. And the same lighting. And the same everything — and that's that. But when the goal is to make your night in with your partner more meaningful, switching things up is key. Whether you opt for a staycation or set the scene at home, the ambiance is oh-so-important. If you're staying home, light some scented candles or add a spritz of your special-occasions perfume. Making the bed with nice soft sheets and wearing something special can make a world of difference without a world of credit card debt.
3. Send Them a Sexy Note
Nothing is sexier than your attention. Build the anticipation for both of you by getting your imagination going. Perhaps you want to go all out with a sexy "I can't stop thinking about what I want to do to you tonight" or start with something tamer. Regardless, start a conversation that lets them know you're thinking about them — and gets them thinking about you. It truly is a gold-standard tactic for spicing up your evening that you can do in advance. Kick things off with a text recalling a particularly memorable night together, send a sexy photo, or create a sweet, out-of-the-blue note about how much they mean to you. No matter your choice, there's a perfect-fit text for whatever vibe you aim for. And they each have the same effect: getting their attention.
Romance Isn't Dead
Sure, the epic era of great rom-com has little remnants left of its glory days in the '90s and early 2000s. But that doesn't mean you can't steal a few tips from the classics. And it definitely doesn't mean you can't bring them out for a romantic movie night to get in the right headspace for the evening. However you decide to celebrate the season of love this year, there is no wrong answer. This is your time to reconnect and celebrate your relationship, so spend quality time rediscovering each other with or without the lights on.