3. Give them a surprise gift
“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” – Pindar
Gift giving is one of the oldest ways of showing someone you care about them. Gifts not only show gratitude and appreciation, but it also shows that you value your partner. And gifts become even more special when you can make your romantic partner feel surprised. Gift them something nice for no reason. It could be something as simple as chocolates and flowers or something more valuable as a fine piece of jewellery that your partner wanted for a long time. However, it’s not necessary that your gift has to be expensive or valuable all the time. An inexpensive, small yet thoughtful gift can sometimes feel more special than an expensive one. Surprise gifts are a great way to say I love you to your partner.
4. Flirt it up
“I think the eyes flirt most. There are so many ways to use them.” – Anna Held
Flirting is like the secret sauce that makes your relationship spicy. Flirting helps to keep the romance alive, especially in long term relationships. It gives both partners an emotional high which keeps things exciting and gets rid of boredom. It’s an excellent way to let your partner know that you find them attractive and to ignite the spark in the relationship.
Here are some simple yet effective ways to start flirting with your partner:
- Everything about you turns me on.
- I love how your body feels.
- You never fail to give me butterflies.
- You make my heart happy.
- You looked really cute last night.
- I can’t wait to be by your side again.
- This song reminds me of you.
- Everything about you makes me smile.
- In your arms is where I truly belong.
- Why do you have to look so good?
- I keep thinking about how good you looked the last time we were together.
- The more time I spend with you, the more I want to keep spending time with you.
5. Check in with your partner
“There is never a time or place for true love.” – Sarah Dessen
Call your partner or text them for no apparent reason. Take a brief break from your daily schedule and deadlines to check in with your feelings and to express those feelings to your partner randomly in the middle of a busy day. An unexpected text or call will tell them that you care about them and think of them even when you’re busy. This will make your partner feel loved and create a significant positive impact on your relationship. However, make sure you’re not intrusive. If they tell you they’re busy and will call or reply to you later, respect their personal space and listen to them with caring attention when they’re available.
6. Do something special
“Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It’s not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end.” – Jumar
One of the best ways to tell someone you love them is to go out of your way to make them feel special. Make sure you do something unique that will make your partner pleasantly surprised and happy. When you do something which you’ve never done before, your partner will appreciate the additional effort you’ve put in and feel extra special. But it’s not necessary that it has to be a grand romantic gesture, although that wouldn’t hurt either. These can be simple acts of service that your spouse never expects you to do, but they might secretly want you to.
Here are some simple ways you can make your partner feel special by doing activities that you don’t usually do.
- Clean the house
- Cook their favorite meal
- Empty the dishwasher
- Do the laundry
- Go shopping with them
- Take a cooking class together
- Act out their sexual fantasies
- Change the baby’s diaper
- Do something you always wanted to do as a couple
These activities require adequate time, energy, effort, planning and thought. When you do it with the right positive spirit, these will effectively express your love.