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  • 1. Romance On The CheapFive Easy Ways To Turn Up The Heat With Little Or No Money By Jodi Henley
  • 2. Romance On The Cheap Romance On The Cheap Five Easy Ways To Turn Up The Heat With Little Or No MoneyDo you want to enjoy romance in your relationship? Even if you havea big bank account to spend on five star restaurants, weekendgetaways, and an active florist account, the little things are oftenmore effective.Romance is about sharing – your thoughts, your feelings, your love.It’s not about how much money you’re willing to spend.If you once enjoyed a romance filled relationship and life has takenover and romance is now a distant memory, you can enjoy that kindof relationship again. If you’re short on creativity or didn’t get the“romance gene” these ideas can help you.Romantic gestures should be used to show your love, not only as ameans to get sex. The gestures should be sincere. If your sincerityshows through, your sex life will definitely improve! You don’t have tomake sex the obvious goal because you’ll get there anyway. 2|P age
  • 3. Romance On The CheapThese little ideas should be done for your partner without expectationof reciprocation. If you’re with the right person, they’ll pick up on whatyou’re doing and get on board. At least eventually.If your relationship has been devoid of romance, getting back into themindset of caring for each other with little romantic gestures will helpyou take small steps to get back to the place you want to be.Know your partner and what they like and enjoy. Romance won’t beachieved if you spend the time and effort to do something that will bea big turn off.For example, if you bring a box of chocolate truffles home for yourwife when she’s struggling to lose weight, that may not be viewed in aromantic light. If your boyfriend hates old movies, snuggling up towatch “An Affair To Remember” won’t send him the message youwant him to get.Here are a few ideas to get you started. You can use these ideas justas they are. You can put your own twist on each one to fit yourrelationship. This short list of ideas can help get your creative juicesflowing and help you think of new ways to infuse romance into yourrelationship. 3|P age
  • 4. Romance On The CheapUse Email to Express Your ThoughtsEmail is a method of communication used everywhere for manydifferent reasons. You can use email to tell your spouse how youfeel. Send an email every day.You could write it during the day so they get it at work. You couldwrite it every night so they get it first thing the next morning. Youcould be less predictable and send it at random times of the day.Write long, flowing messages that bare your soul to make themswoon. Write short, funny one liners that will make them chuckle orsmile. Mix it up. Use your personality. You can also let your alterego write some of the messages. That could be interesting!Send a sexy video to his or her work email. A funny video is also agood option – everyone loves to laugh. Always remember thatlaughter is sexy and romantic.Email photos to your spouse. Send a vacation photo as reminders ofgood times you’ve had together. Write a short message with thephoto to let your spouse know you are happy to have had those timestogether.Also consider snail mail. Write a love letter and send it in anenvelope with a heart sticker on the back. What an unexpectedtreasure in a digital world! 4|P age
  • 5. Romance On The CheapEat By CandlelightPrepare a romantic dinner at home for just the two of you. Do all thework yourself as a special surprise for your mate. If you enjoycooking together, consider cooking together naked or wearing onlyaprons.Plan a sexy menu. Feed each other noodles, passion fruit, chocolatesauce, champagne. If you choose to go for a more traditionalromantic meal, cook foods you both love. Remember, though, goeasy on the garlic!This is the perfect setting for candlelight. Set the dining room tablewith your best China and crystal. Have romantic music playing subtlyin the background. Linger over dinner. Talk and laugh and flirt.Leave the dishes and clean up in the morning.Candlelight also works with takeout. While your spouse pays thepizza delivery guy, light candles and dim the lights. 5|P age
  • 6. Romance On The CheapSay “I Love You”Telling your spouse that you love them every day is important. Aftera while, we often say it out of habit. We mean it, but we often forgetto say it like we mean it.Learn to say “I love you” in different languages. Tell your spouse youlove them every day for a week in Japanese, German, SignLanguage, and Pig Latin. When you’ve cycled through all thelanguages you know, start over at the beginning.At least every day, say your partner’s name when you tell them youlove them. This has a remarkable effect. The statement will becomevery personal rather than generic.Call your partner on the phone at least once a week just to tell him orher you love them. Text a simple “I love you” message during theday. Leave a voicemail message when you know they won’t be ableto take the phone call.Write notes that say “I love you” in a different place every time. Intheir underwear drawer, jewelry box, on the coffee pot, in their car. 6|P age
  • 7. Romance On The CheapA Scavenger HuntPlan a scavenger hunt for your spouse. Obviously, you’ll be waitingat the end as the “prize.” Your imagination is your only limit on howfar you can go with this.Place clues at each location for your spouse to know where to gonext. Plan it all out on paper first including how long it will take to gofrom one location to the next. You can do this in your home, youryard, your neighborhood, or your city.Some ideas to get your creativity flowing are:  Use riddles as your clues and use some of the places you used to go when you were dating as stopping points. Be at the place where you had your first kiss and recreate that special moment.  Give your spouse a list of errands you need them to do for you. The list will be all the different things you’ll need for a bubble bath – Target for the bubbles, the liquor store for champagne, the flower store for rose petals, and so on. They won’t know what you’re planning, but they’ll probably be very intrigued as they pick things up. Be waiting at home in a fluffy robe with one for him or her. And by all means don’t forget the cute little yellow rubber ducky! Even romance needs a touch of whimsy! Right?  Ask your neighbors for help. Give your spouse a map to follow. Each neighbor will have a clue about where he or she is supposed to meet you for dinner. Choose a restaurant that’s special to you or one that you’ve wanted to try as the destination and be there waiting. It doesn’t have to an expensive place – just somewhere that has significance. 7|P age
  • 8. Romance On The Cheap Don’t forget to have your cell phone handy in case your spouse gets confused and needs some direction. Have some cryptic responses ready that won’t give away the surprise, but still help your spouse follow the instructions. 8|P age
  • 9. Romance On The CheapPlan A Dream VacationThere must be a place that you both have always wanted to gotogether on vacation but haven’t been able to make it there yet. Notthe family type vacation, but time for the two of you to enjoy alonetogether for some adult time.Italy, France, Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Hong Kong, California WineCountry, A Mountain Ski Lodge – these are just a few places that aredream destinations for many. Choose a night to get a small slice ofwhat it would be like if you were vacationing there right then.Plan a menu including the kind of food you’d likely have if you werethere. Listen to the music you’d expect to hear. After dinner anddessert, look through travel brochures and books to plan the dreamvacation you’ll have one day.Browse through the books and brochures and discuss the thingsyou’ll see and do in each place. The kind of hotel you’ll stay in, thefood you’ll enjoy together, the people you’ll meet, and the things you’llsee.Also do some research to learn a few phrases in the language of theplace you’ll be visiting if they speak a different language than you.You can even develop a plan together for how to save money for thetrip if you want to do more than just a little dreaming. Every time youcheck your vacation savings balance, that will be a romantic reminderthat will build anticipation.Keep notes about what you’ve researched and your dream vacation.Tack up reminders on the fridge or your bathroom mirror. 9|P age
  • 10. Romance On The CheapFor fun, find a photo of one of the landmarks of the place you want tovacation. Find a photo of the two of you together and stick the photoof you onto the vacation shot. This is cheesy but it’s fun to make alittle collage to dream about. 10 | P a g e
  • 11. Romance On The CheapNo matter what the romance level is in your relationship today,tomorrow you can start that romantic fire burning.Turn the heat up slowly. Use these ideas to get you started, but don’ttry everything all at once – you must be able to sustain it!If you’re interested in more relationship romance ideas and tips,check out our website: 11 | P a g e
  • 12. Romance On The CheapWant to find out how to turn even the biggest romanticnumbskull into “Prince Charming” by just pushing a few buttonson your cell phone?Check out this – Rachel Ray loved it! You can have your manthinking about you all day long! romantic and intimate with your movements and contactwhile you spin, step, swing and unleash powerful, energetic andbeautiful dance moves - TOGETHER!Learn the Cha-Cha, Jive, and many other dances with Louis VanAmstel from Dancing With The Stars! to shake things up in the bedroom? Need a refreshercourse to spice things back up?In five minutes you can have any of these proven secrets working foryou even if youre shy or embarrassed. 12 | P a g e