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How to Light a Warm and Romantic Fire

Well, you’ve gotten past the first few dates, and prospects are looking really good. The object of your recent affection is coming over to spend a frosty winter’s night indoors so you’d like to set the mood properly. A blazing fire seems like a good idea, and you start throwing logs on willy-nilly like an obsessed pyromaniac. Whoa! Slow down, friend, there’s no need to burn the place down, because then you’ll be right back where you started, out in the cold. While such an occurrence may earn you a healthy helping of sympathy points, there’s no reason you can’t have a successful, disaster-free evening with a bit of effort. Follow some of these strategies to learn how to build the perfect fire to cap off your night.

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Tips for Creating a Romantic and Relaxing Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is probably one of the most important rooms in the house to decorate. It is the place we sleep every night, the place we wake up every morning and the place where we most often make love. But so many times people leave that important room ignored, preferring to spend more time decorating their living room, kitchen or office. Fortunately, all people have to do in order to add a relaxing, romantic ambiance to their master bedroom is start following a few little tips.

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Why Romantic Emails Are a Great Way to Say “I Love You”

For the average American, technology and modern-day life go hand-in-hand. From sun-up to sun-down we are constantly “plugged in” – if we’re not checking our schedules and email accounts on our smartphones, we’re sitting at a cubicle in front of a computer screen or standing in a boardroom giving a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation. It seems like we’re always on the go, always working, always looking for ways to make life more organized and efficient. But in the hectic day-to-day rush, we sometimes forget how technology can benefit one of the most important aspects of our lives: our relationships.

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Homemade Romantic Valentines Day Gifts

If you are in a relationship with someone during the month of February, then you will be expected to produce some sort of romantic gift or gesture on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day falls on February 14th, so it is usually a good idea to have a plan or idea of what you will do for your loved one by the first week of the month. You may not think that it will be a big deal to simply blow off this holiday, but this can be a grave mistake. Many men have found out the hard way that to blow off Valentine’s Day is often akin to completely destroying the relationship. Most people have come to expect cards, candy, or gifts on this day. Children in school all exchange gifts on Valentine’s Day, so this conditioning gets started extremely early on in a child’s life.

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Romantic Foods

One of the most romantic things in the world is sharing a wonderful meal with someone you love. Whether you are dining in or eating out, there are a number of wonderful foods that can enhance this experience and make it a meal to remember.

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Signs Of A Healthy Romantic Relationship

Relationships are the most important part of your life. Unfortunately, they are rarely easy. Relationships require work and effort to make them work no matter how compatible people are. There will be disagreements and tough times. The measure of a good relationship is not only how people handle those difficult times, but how they handle regular time as well. People often wonder if their relationship is as healthy as it should be. Here are a few signs of a healthy romantic relationship.

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Don’t Forget the Candles

It’s a special evening, with a special someone. You have been longing, yearning for the opportunity to share a romantic endeavor with this particular individual for so long. Maybe he just got back from a business trip or perhaps he’s been away on a mission (a James Bond type fellow). Either way you are in awe at the thought of seeing him again and are planning the most seductive rendezvous ever.
You’ve cooked up the sexiest of dishes, an herbed lamb croquette with oysters on the half shell to start off with (perfect finger food that can be easily fed to one another). You have scented your body in every naughty and nice nook and cranny you can find with the finest and most seductive perfume you own. (You know that fancy little bottle you picked up while on holiday in Paris. The one you save for only the most exceptional of events). Music is softly playing in the background, perhaps some Sade, or tribal drum rhythms. Your Beau knocks on the door and you eagerly prance to unlock the magical love den holding a silver platter adorned with a chocolate dipped strawberry amuse bouche that you ‘just so happened’ to whip up in your black see-through dress- that might actually be a negligee but since you are wearing it with a belt and earrings you’ve decided to classify it as “evening attire”.
You’re Beau enters; your heart is pounding and wondering if his is too. As you search his gaze for a moment of eye locking paradise, you notice his usually agreeable and irresistible eyes have narrowed to slits. At first you think it’s a look of eagerness mixed with boy-like shyness, but then the harsh reality hits you. It’s not passion; he’s squinting because of the terrible energy efficient light bulbs you bought for your flat. They are blinding his poor eyes! You completely forgot about that one little detail; after all you’ve grown used to the glaring fluorescents that highlight every wrinkle and every red vein in your pale complexion. You’ve forgotten how unflattering the glow is and how reminiscent of a supermarket/office cubical your home has become, but Beau hasn’t, and he looks quite disappointed. An awkward silence fills the room; the music in the background even stops playing, as if on cue… this continues for what seems like an eternity. As ‘Beau’ searches his pockets for his sunglasses the aroma of burned lamb begins to permeate the room. You’re dream of an ideal passionate evening wrapped in the euphoria of delight has come to a halt. If only you would have considered one of the most important details of any good tryst… soft lighting.
My fellow romantics don’t let this happen to you! When planning dreamy evenings you must consider every nuance down to the smallest yet most important of details, like lighting and hiding the cat box. But, let us focus on lighting. Lighting is not only the easiest way to set a mood it is also incredibly simple to execute. You don’t need to buy special lamps or light bulbs, or even spend a lot of money on fancy lampshades. The best (and most cost effective) way to illuminate a room in seductive blissful shadows of moody ambiance is with candles. Yes, candles are the single most romantic source of lighting available to man and woman. The soft glow of candlelight instantly transforms a dinner to a feast. And let’s face it, 90% of society looks better in supple, dim lit settings. Plus, if the date goes well, there’s no need to turn the lights off, just remember to extinguish the candles before slipping away to dream land in your lovers arms.

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How to Be Romantic Without Breaking Your Budget

If you are currently in love, then you probably want to spend as much time with your lover as possible. You would like to not only spend a lot of time with her, but you would also like to keep her entertained and happy. Many men like to take their lovers to see plays, movies, amusement parks, and even vacations to other cities and romantic locations. Unfortunately, this is only possible if you have a lot of money at your disposal. There are many reasons why this might not be the case. Perhaps you are still young and haven’t yet learned any skills that are valuable in the marketplace. Perhaps you are still a student in high school or college and you are on an extremely tight budget. Maybe you just got laid off or fired from your job, so you need to be careful with any funds that you have saved up until you find a new job. Maybe you simply don’t like to work, and therefore you never have much money to spend. No matter the reason for your lack of funds, there are definitely ways that you can be romantic without spending a lot of money. Let’s take a look at a few ideas to get the wheels of your brain turning.

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The Most Romantic Ways To Get Engaged

Getting engaged is one of the biggest moments in life. It is an exciting day for both people, and an important milestone. There many different creative ways to get engaged, but one thing is for sure…you want the moment to be special. While some people opt for grand gestures such as proposing at a sporting event, there are many more subtle and romantic ways to get engaged. It is a moment you will always remember, and a story you will tell a hundred times. Therefore, you have to make it special.

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Romantic Birthday Gift Ideas – Top Ideas For Him and Her

If your loved one’s birthday is fast approaching, then you may have found yourself stressing out over what to give him or her. This is a particularly common scenario if you are in a new relationship with someone, and it is their very first birthday which is fast approaching. You undoubtedly have a strong desire to make a good impression and to get them a gift that they will appreciate and love. On the other hand, it is a good idea to tread carefully and to not go too far overboard. The gift that you give on your lover’s first birthday will set the tone for all future birthday gifts that you will be responsible for. It normally isn’t a good idea to follow up an extravagant birthday gift one year with a mediocre birthday gift the next year. The best course of action is to gradually ratchet up the birthday gifts that you give your lover so that every single birthday gift you give them will quite literally be the best birthday gift they have ever received from you.

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