Daniela Els
3 minute read
9 Apr 2021
11:34 am

How to keep the romance alive during a pandemic

Daniela Els

You and your partner can schedule in “phone-free” time where you agree to put your phones away and instead focus on each other

Couple spending quality time at the beach. Picture: Supplied

Although February, the official month of love is long over, appreciating and making someone feel special should not be limited to one month of the year – it should be a weekly or even daily choice. Use these tips to work on your relationship and keep the mystery alive and well:

  1. Put Your Phone Down: These days our phones are like our third hand; we’re always on it even when we should be spending quality time with our partner. Luckily there is a way around it. You and your partner can schedule in “phone-free” time where you agree to put your phones away and instead focus on each other. Define a time, like 6-9pm each evening, to catch up, connect and be present in the moment.
  2. Laugh more often: Being able to laugh effortlessly with your partner is a great way to create shared joy and priceless memories. In a year where moments of laughter are few and far between these moments might need to be engineered to your advantage. Choose a hilarious series on Netflix, head out to see a comedic act (in a COVID safe environment) or just invite your most hilarious friends for a picnic outdoors to get the belly shaking.
  3. Everyday encouragement: One of the best ways to show your partner that you care is by being there when they need you – in all areas of life like work, family, friendships and health. Small words of encouragement, compliments and a listening ear can be all that’s needed to truly support each other. And when you both have a deep level of trust towards each other you’ll feel more connected as a couple. A couple that’s connected with each other can easily keep the flame of love burning.
  4. Talk more: Sometimes we find ourselves too busy to start conversations with our partners or we think we’ve been with them for so long so there’s no need to spend all night chatting.  But really, when you stop talking to your partner that’s when you run this risk of being disconnected from them. Set aside time, like the age old ‘date night or day” to have meaningful and enjoyable conversations with your partner. Talk about things that excite and interest you both.
  5. Make the effort: In the era of lockdowns, dressing in something other than track pants seems completely out of the ordinary. To keep the flame alive you’re going to need to shelve your pyjamas for just one night a week and opt for something slightly more ‘dressy’.  Grab a jacket and tie or slip on that little black number and complement it with a scent that is sure to grab his or her attention. So don’t forget to select your favourite scent from the Gold Series EDT range the next time you are out at the shops. A great was to inspire your date night outfit – easy and affordable!

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