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Sort out your love life with the relationship advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Exhilarating experiences
- A sex-oriented bedroom
- High self-esteem
- Physical affection
- Regular sex
- Uninterrupted conversation
- Loving gestures
- Queen-size bed (optional)
- Orgasms (optional)
Do something fun, scary, or challenging
Share activities that will make your hearts pound with excitement or make you laugh out loud. People find each other more physically attractive when their adrenaline is pumping.
Save the bedroom for sex
Make your bedroom a place for sex, sleep, and nothing else. Clear the room of mood killers and make it a TV, computer, and personal-digital-assistant free zone. Don't eat in bed, unless it's chocolate body paint!
Work on your self-esteem
Do things that make you feel good about yourself, and encourage your partner to do the same. Researchers have found a correlation between high self-esteem and couples who have managed to keep the romance alive after many years together.
Have a hands-on relationship
Kiss and touch each other frequently, check in with each other during the day, and make time for sex. A study found that touchy-feely couples who had sex two or three times a week and called and texted each other often during the day reported more satisfying and more romantic relationships.
Talk without distractions
Make time to talk to each other without any distractions, like kids or the TV.
Do the small stuff
Don't wait for a special occasion to give them a card, buy their favorite candy, or take them to dinner. When it comes to long-term romance, it really is the small stuff that counts.