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The How-To Lounge: Planning a Romantic Occasion

Whether it’s an anniversary celebration or just a time to reconnect, planning a romantic occasion for your significant other can be a lot of fun, and a great way to ignite the fire. To see my tips for making your occasion as sweet (or spicy) as it can be, then


  • First off, it’s always a good idea to determine just how elaborate you want your romantic endeavor to be. Throwing together a dinner at home will be much easier than planning a weekend trip away. If you decide to go for something more extravagant, make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to plan ahead.
  • Try to think with your significant other in mind. He/she may not enjoy the same things you would. At the same time, make sure you do something that you feel comfortable with. It's better to do something you both enjoy.
  • While there are some great stand-by ideas, try thinking outside of the box. It will be that much more special if you come up with something more original or an idea that’s meaningful to your particular relationship.
  • Don’t spend so much time trying to plan something that when the time comes, you’re too stressed out to enjoy it. Romance isn’t all about plans anyway; in fact, some would say it’s more about spontaneity!
  • Go ahead and mix sentimental and sexy. Combine a sappy card with some lingerie or a romantic night away with a fun bedroom game.

Whatever you do, keep in mind that it’s all about celebrating your relationship, so make it count.


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