According to the Journal of Marriage and Family, reciprocal generosity is an important factor for maintaining a beautiful relationship with your significant other. We all love when our partners surprise us with little romantic gestures, whether it’s a bouquet of flowers or a sweet note by the bedside table. Whether they admit it or not, men enjoy being pampered too, so from time to time it’s good to show some love back and surprise our boyfriend or husband. Here are some ways you can do so and create an even stronger bond between the two of you:
Turn the bedroom into a massage parlour
A massage is a great way to make your partner happy and relaxed after a long day. You can’t go wrong with that. Create a romantic atmosphere by lighting up a few candles and play some calming music on the background. A great tip is to get some massage oil, or baby oil would be great as well. This will improve the quality of the massage and it will make the room smell amazing.
Romantic hot tub date
If you don’t have a hot tub, a bath would work as well, although space might be an issue. You can surprise your partner by preparing a romantic hot tub date for the two of you. Again, candles are a great way to create a beautiful ambience. Try using scented candles for e better effect as it’s not advised to put any bath oils in the hot tub. Also, take care of you tub by using a hot tub maintenance kit before the date. That will improve the clarity and quality of the water so you can enjoy a perfect night with your loved one.
Go wine tasting
If your partner has a taste for wine this could be a great date idea you can enjoy together. Not to mention, wine is a great aphrodisiac that contains antioxidants which will relax and also stimulate the blood flow in the brain. Plus, you might find a new type of wine you can both add to your collection and enjoy every night.
Do something he loves, even if you don’t
Whether its going for a bike ride or camping, there might be some things your partner enjoys doing which might not be up your alley. It will mean a lot to him if you surprise him by offering to do that activity together. It’s a great way to show you truly love and care about him. After all, how many times has he come shopping with you?
Three course meals at home
We all heard that the way through a man’s heart is through his stomach, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love food? Surprise him by preparing his favourite meals, set up a dining table and decorate it with flowers pedals and candles. He will appreciate the effort (if he knows what’s best for him) and you will both enjoy a beautiful dinner experience, worthy of a Michelin start restaurant, from the comfort of your home.
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