As many of us fly off on holiday, the chance of finding that dream summer romance has hit an all-time high. Whether you find your one true love, a holiday fling or spend some quality time with your long-term lover, the summer is the perfect time to rediscover romance.
Yup. Summer is the perfect time to give your love life some TLC. Often couples need to make time to reignite the romance in their relationship and with the extra hours of daylight and warm nights to enjoy, summer opens up opportunities for couples to enjoy some alone time and put the heat back into their relationship. And there’s no need to spend copious amounts of money to impress them, we often find the smallest gestures make all the difference in the world and can remind loved ones of the passion you share. Picking your partner up a coffee first thing in the morning or sending their favourite flowers to their office are simple things that could turn up the heat on your summer of love.
If your love life is looking less than scorching this summer look no further, as the UK’s leading online florist, Serenata Flowers, inspired by their Summer Romance bouquet have revealed a guide for adding spice to your summer of love.
Follow these 10 tips to heat things up this summer:
1. It’s the little things that count
Want to make a big impression? Consider wowing with the little things. If your love interest mentioned they love a certain type of chocolate, wine or flower on the first date, try surprising them with it on the next one. For those in long-term relationships, pick them up a coffee from their favourite shop to make their Monday morning a little easier. Small gestures can often inspire the most romantic summer evenings.
2. Take time to make time
The summer is the perfect time to focus on your love life, whether you plan a picnic sure to impress your summer romance or book a surprise weekend away for your spouse, putting time aside to focus on just them is sure to leave them feeling the love.
3. Tell your partner you love them
Some may say this is obvious but hearing the words ‘I love you’ can make your partner see the world through rose tinted glasses and re-spark the romance. Alternatively, if your relationship is not ready for the ‘L’ word, why not try ‘You’re amazing’ or ‘I’m glad I met you’ to show your affection? We’re complex beings, but a simple verbal cue can do wonders to ignite passion.
4. Compliment your partner
Warmer summer weather often see’s holiday goers changing up their look. Whether your partner has adopted a new hair cut or is trialling a new outfit ahead of a trip, tell them how much you like their new look, to give them an instant confidence boost – they’re bound to reward your observation with a display of affection!
5. Listen to your partner
Finding time to focus 100% on your partner can be tricky, however spending just five minutes to ask them how their day has been and actually listening to what they have to say can make all the difference. Switch your phone to ‘do not disturb’ mode or even switch it off to dedicate your undivided attention to the one you love.
6. Surprise them
Gifts are not just for birthdays or Christmas, why not show your spouse or summer romance how much they mean to you with a surprise gift, just because. The more personal the gift the more special it is so make sure you make a note of what they like to buy for themselves. For example, if they have a specific colour scheme in their living room pick up a bouquet of flowers that match. It might inspire a bouquet of passion!
7. Do something you wouldn’t normally do
Is your partner the organised one in the relationship, always making sure dinner is on the table or always the one to book the dinner reservations? This summer go out of your way to help them with some of their chores. Whether that’s making sure the house is sparkling for when they come home from a long day at the office or offering them a massage after a day out at the park with the family – it will free up time for just the two of you.
8. Be spontaneous
Even in the most dedicated relationships, life can turn a little mundane. Bring back the sparkle by surprising your other half! Think outside the box such and take them on a date to something they wouldn’t normally do, such as salsa lessons or life drawing class. Or hire an exciting holiday rental for a weekend of alone time. Romantic dinner in a treehouse anyone?
9. Always be a gentleman
Girls this one is for you too. Is your partner always opening doors for you or picking up the bill after cocktails? It’s nice to return the favour and won’t go unnoticed. Pull out a chair or surprise your partner with an iconic bouquet of 12 red roses. There really is nothing like old school romance to put the heat back into a relationship this summer.
10. Show you are happy to see one another
When you have been in a relationship for a while, the spark of romance can often dwindle. Show how much you are pleased to see your other half by greeting them with a kiss every day this summer. This simple gesture could catch your partner off guard and remind them you’re a romantic – it’s sure to reignite the spark of love in your relationship.