After years or even just months of being together, it’s easy to get into a rhythm of coming home, changing into pjs, and flipping on Netflix. Don’t worry, I won’t say a bad thing about Netflix, but it’s time to bring back the romance—and by romance, I don’t mean silky pjs and HGTV. Being intentional every day will make your relationship better than you ever thought possible.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be the weekend to find time for each other! Here are 3 super simple ways to make your S.O. happy any day of the week:
Recreate Your First Date
There’s something so sweet and emotional about thinking about the very first date you went on with your love. (For real, I nearly started crying when I drove past “our” restaurant the other day.) Recreating your first date also recreates some serious butterflies and brings you back to those feelings of excitement and nerves.
Bonus: If you remember what you wore that night, take the extra step to throw on the exact outfit or some similar threads.
Send Little Sweet Nothings
Something that I’ve personally noticed in my relationship is how much my relationship seems to improve when I take a moment to speak my boyfriend’s love language, Words of Affirmation. Taking the time to say something sweet like “You looked so nice today” or “I’m so blessed to get the chance to do life with you” will make your boo feel giddy and loved. In turn, they’ll be able to show you love in your love language more effectively—a win-win, as they say.
Fun Fact: Did you know that most couples don’t share the same love language? Take our test and find out what your two love languages are!
Take Part in Their Favorite Things
It’s totally normal to have some hobbies that your boo doesn’t love, and vice versa. Maybe they love video games, but you didn’t grow up playing them, so they just aren’t in your wheelhouse. Take the time and let them teach you all the confusing buttons on the controllers…even if you’re not very good. The effort you put forward to show interest in something they love will make them ecstatic for days. And you never know—maybe once you get the hang of it, it’ll become your new favorite too!
It’s important to never underestimate the power of intentionality. Pursuing the pure goal of making your S.O. happy will have a domino effect on each of your individual lives, as well as your life together.
What’s the sweetest thing your boo has done for you that put you over the moon? We’d love to hear! Share with us in the comments!