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Can You Define Romance?

Everyone’s got a different idea of romance…

lets take Valentine’s Day for example. It’s around the corner (only a few weeks away) and it’s pimped out as the MOST romantic day of the year.

Whether you accept it or not, that is how most of us feel.

In a perfect world what would your partner do for you on Valentine’s Day? How do you want to be romanced?

Saying “I want him to sweep me off my feet” simply doesn’t cut it, you should be able to define what he/she needs to do to sweep you off your feet.

This romantic notion has got me thinking… This year $30 Date Night turns three years old. This means that for over three years, Emma and I have had a regular date night.
At first date night was about romance; making our relationship spark. Three years later and our focus moves to “Sharing New Experiences.”

You’ll agree that many of our date reviews are far from romantic – and rightly so I believe.
I believe there comes a point when there is only so much romance one can take.

At the beginning everything is romantic, but if you do dinner over and over each night, how romantic can you make your Valentine’s Day dinner when you’ve done it so many times before?

Now I’m not saying that I’m giving up on romance, and I certainly believe that in this year’s themed resolution of “Sharing New Experiences” Emma and I can find new romantic experiences which I’m excited about. I’m just wondering…

In a world where we’ve done it all before, what would make your heart tick? Or has your Valentine’s Day routine exhausted its romantic appeal?

Happy Australia Day to our fellow Aussies!

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4 comments for “Can You Define Romance?”

  1. Posted by mandy | January 28, 2011, 9:20 am

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    There is so much pressure to perform on V-day, it frustrates me. Nothing is ever good enough! And if it is, how do you continue year after year, each year outperforming the last? it’s a constant competition, and it’s exhausting.

    The whole idea of romance is spontaneity, in my opinion! Doing sweet things, saying sweet things, “just because” – when the moment strikes, when your honey least expects it. To have a day dedicated to this seems forced and, well, trifle.

    That said, the best way Brett and I can spend this day is by being creative. Even if it means building a fort in the living room and watching movies from our childhood. Like you stated so eloquently above, it is ‘new experiences’ – not money, gifts, or the like… but trying new things together. :)

    happy love day to you two!

  2. Posted by Denis | January 28, 2011, 10:13 am

    Hiya Mandy,

    Thanks for your comment… I was just going through your site the other day to see what you and Brett have been up to!

    We’d love to hear what you guys get up to for Valentine’s Day!

    Chat Soon!

    Den.

  3. Posted by Catherine | January 30, 2011, 9:34 am

    My partner and I have an understanding where there are no presents aloud for our anniversary or valentines day. We believe that day is more about enjoying something together. Your question was define how he would blow you away. The answer for me is very simple- if he planned an event or outing- that would mean more to me than the outing itself. Don’t get me wrong- he is a lovely guy!! I would like a guy just to have thought about v- day before the actual day. Enjoy your day everyone and I think this site you have is a brilliant motivater for couples- well done!!!!!!!

  4. Posted by Catarina | April 4, 2015, 5:30 pm

    Awwww! What beautiful picretus! You look awesome in your wedding photo! Hey, did you meet your hubby online, too?? Me too!!Hope you are having a great Valentine’s Day! Hubby is cooking me a nice juicy Porterhouse Steak..mmmm .

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