Real life romance may not be pulled straight from a romantic comedy or a Jane Austen book, but it can be equally amazing and romantic. All you need is to keep the spark alive and remember that to have a happy relationship you need to keep the bond shared with your partner strong.

Here’s 3 easy ways to keep romance alive:

Regular Date Nights

Make your date nights a regular and waited for event, skip the “only on special days” or the “once a month”, why not try it every week? Like so you and your partner can strengthen your bond and increase your affection, while creating amazing memories.

On a budget? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of fun and cheap activities to do so you don’t have splurge on every date night. You can try things at home like a week of home cooked thematic meals or even a sex-marathon to spicy up your love life.

Mystery and Surprise

Apart from your regular date nights you should add to your relationship a hint of surprise to keep it always mysterious. Maybe plan secret dates and tell your partner to do the same or even try cooking their favorite dish, especially if the kitchen isn’t your expertise.

Love Notes and Gifts

Gifts are a great way of expressing your affection for your loved one, especially if Receiving Gifts is their main Love Language. They don’t need to be big nor expensive, might be as small as their favorite chocolate wrapped in a cute package. Give a try to little love notes too, spread them around the house, leave some under their pillow, on the bathroom mirror, in their pocket, backpack or purse, etc.

By doing these 3 simple things you have the opportunity to improve your love life and make it as intense and romantic as a romance novel, while making your relationship and your partner happier.