This 7-Day Romance Challenge Will Jump-Start Your Relationship

Ever encounter a couple in the early stages of lust and think, "Wow, were we ever that touchy-feely?" The answer? Probably! And you can be again. Intense, PDA-inducing feelings can last beyond fabulous first dates, marriage proposals, or intimate getaways. But here's the catch: you have to put some effort into it after you've been in a relationship for awhile. To make sure you don't turn into that couple who sits silently, staring across the table during a date-night dinner, take this fun and flirty seven-day romance challenge.

Day 1: Play masseuse.
Research massage tips online and then set the mood with candles and relaxing music.

Day 2: Write a love note.
Include specific reasons why you appreciate your loved one.

Day 3: Make out.
Remember how you used to kiss when you first started dating? Bring the spark back by making time for that.

Day 4: Cook your partner's favorite meal.
Sometimes actions speak louder than words.

Day 5: Give a gift.
Big or small, buy a gift your partner would never splurge on, like a luxurious candle or a fancy bottle of wine.

Day 6: Return to a sentimental location.
Visit a bar or restaurant that is significant to your relationship, and reminisce on the early days of dating.

Day 7: Engage in PDA.
Don't be shy! Make an effort to hold hands, steal a kiss, and hug while going about your daily business.