According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we're about to enter the year of the tiger – which is said to be associated with strong and blossoming relationships. As a result, this could mean that 2022 could create an unforgettable romance – whether you're in a long-term relationship or have just recently started getting to know someone.
Have an Unforgettable Romance in 2022
However, you don't have to leave everything to fate – as there are plenty of ways in which you can bring romance into your life yourself. Here are some top tips to get you started!
Spend quality time together.
I know what you're thinking – if I already live with my partner or see them every day, how can we spend more time together? However, it's important to remember that quality time is a little different from your day-to-day activities such as cooking dinner and doing the washing up, but it's the quality time that can make an unforgettable romance by creating memories that will last much longer than just a year.
It allows you to learn more about your partner and strengthens your bond, meaning it should be a priority in the new year. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to start spending more quality time together. For example, you could look into stay-at-home date ideas for couples or carve out more time for each other in your schedules.
One thing that my husband and I started doing is taking a common day off either weekly or every other week and doing something fun together. We take a few hours on Saturdays and check out new small mom-and-pop restaurants within a one-hour drive time than every other time we do something the other enjoys. One weekend we may visit thrift stores because that is what I enjoy and the following weekend we will do something that my husband enjoys like checking out a fish shop for his fish tank.
Sometimes it can feel you lose the spark in a relationship because you are not making enough time for each other. As a result, you can resolve this issue by scheduling a date night at least once a month. These dates don't need to be expensive – but they do need to be at a time where you can be alone.
Focus on small acts of kindness.
When we think about creating an unforgettable romance with our partners, our minds often drift to expensive or sentimental gifts. However, while they are greatly appreciated, there are other (less costly) ways to show you care. For example, if you want to make romance part of your daily routine, focus on small acts of kindness. You could leave them a small note in their pocket letting them know you love them or offer to take on some of their daily chores when you know they've had a busy day. You could even just drop them an unexpected, thoughtful text.
Work on your communication.
Communication is key in any relationship – and if you can't communicate effectively, you'll soon find that romance is out of the question. As a result, if you want to make 2022 the year of the romantic tiger, you must work on your communication skills. If you are upset or angry, talk it out with your partner. While this can be frustrating, especially if you feel they should know why you're upset, keeping it to yourself will only allow the issue to worsen.
One of the best ways to have an unforgettable romance in your relationship is to be open and candid about what needs fixing. If you have an issue that's really bugging either one or both partners, then start having these tough conversations with them as soon as possible so they know how serious this problem could get without any warning signs beforehand!