You read about them in books and see them done in movies. They’re considered ‘old’ ways to express your love, but does anyone really practice these forms of expression anymore?
Sending/writing someone a love poem: Let’s face it there hasn’t been a popular poem since the 1960s. While a number of people support this art form…many do not. Most people are far too busy to find a thoughtful poem for their lover, or have the time to write one. This once prominent form of courtship has been replaced by the greeting card. Aim for something different and surprise your significant other with a love poem. Send it via text, greeting card, or email.
Making your mate a romantic dinner at home: Most people opt to go out on a dinner or lunch date; often passing over the idea of making a romantic dinner for their partner. Don’t be afraid of getting in touch with your domestic side. Complete the eating experience with candles a pretty table cloth. Eating in will save money and will surely impress your dinner date too. If you aren’t a pro in the kitchen, considering investing in several cook books for beginners.
Giving your significant other your jewelry: This was commonly practiced in the 1950s among high school students, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a teenager to practice this. Rings are probably one of the easier things to trade with your mate. Fearful it might not fit your finger? Consider putting it on a chain.
Buying your mate a present just because: Sometimes random gifts are the best! It does not have to be something lavish either you can consider: flowers, candy, or things that remind you of your love.
Love letters: Another dying written form of love. Handwritten letters in general are no longer commonly done. People have grown infatuated with sending anything via email, text, facebook, etc. Snail mail…not so much. Sure it’s slow, but there is something very intimate about a written letter, especially a love letter. Set aside several minutes to compose a brief letter to your significant other and mail it to them. They’ll probably be surprised and happy to have gotten your kind written words.
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