Romantic Date Ideas

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Watch the Sun Rise

You've probably watched the sun set many, many times, but when was the last time the two of you caught the sunrise? Check the time online at, grab a blanket and a thermos of hot cocoa, and enjoy the calmness of the morning hours together.

Italian Restaurant
Recreate the classic scene from Lady and the Tramp and do some smooching over spaghetti and red wine at your favorite Italian eatery.

Heat Up by the Fire
Build a crackling fire in the living room. Take turns reading aloud from a sexy book (here are some of our favorites) in front of the blaze. The catch: You can't touch each other until you're done reading. How's that for getting a fire started?

Relive the Past
Have a stay-at-home nostalgia fest. Plan a decadent meal and dine in on the sofa. Watch your wedding video together or flip through your wedding album and honeymoon photos. Talk one new thing you've discovered about each other since you said “I do."

Rent a Movie
Sure it's simple, but sometimes snuggling up on the couch together and watching a good love story is all you two need to reconnect. In the mood for romance? Watch one of these films. Want to see some juicy sex scenes? Try one of these.

Recreate Your Honeymoon
In the spirit of your honeymoon, spend a day relaxing and luxuriating in life's simple pleasures (read: food, drink, and sex). Set the thermostat really high for just one day so you two can lounge around in bathing suits or your skivvies. Cook up some of your favorite seafood and kick back in beach chairs with your favorite brews or tropical drinks.

Call in Sick
Never underestimate the power of spending an entire day alone with your significant other, especially when you're supposed to be somewhere else. Don't clean the house or go to the grocery store! Instead, park yourselves in the living room and hibernate in your PJ's. The rules: You're not allowed to leave the house. Order takeout, watch movies, and get busy.

Go Back to High School
Relive those turbulent, testosterone-driven high school years by driving to your town's Lover's Lane, listening to love songs on the tape deck, and getting hot 'n heavy in the backseat.