romance at home

Romance at home in 4 weird and wonderful steps

For couples who have been together a lifetime, date night truly is a must-have. If you don’t have time away from the kids and work, then you and your man will drift apart. A romantic night in brings you together in more ways than one. So, it’s time to draw up a list. You’re going to need candles, flowers, and a whole heap of generic romance-enhancers. Or are you? Nowadays, being romantic at home is a lot different than in the past. To help you keep up with the times, here are four steps to guarantee a cosy night on the sofa.

Download Netflix

The phrase “Netflix and chill” has gone viral and everyone seems to know what it means. Of course, you and your partner are too long in the tooth to play those games. Still, don’t dismiss the and the app out of hand because it will play a pivotal role in the evening. Usually, date night consists of a meal and cosying up on the sofa watching a film or catching up on a series. Rather than leave it to chance, you can use a streaming service and pick programs on demand. Something to watch – check!

Plug-In Air Freshener

Candles are synonymous with romance because they burn low and smell nice. In short, they set the mood. The thing is that they are a hassle to keep on lighting and the aroma only lasts for a short while. In truth, a plug-in air freshener is very consistent and hassle-free. Simply put it into the socket and let the smells waft around the living room. If you’re worried about the lighting, don’t be because dimmers can be dark and mysterious too. Lamps are the same, as is anything which gives of ambient light.

Speak To Your Internet Provider

You never thought this would come under “things to do on date night” did you? Homes are connected via the internet in this day and age, and the wifi has to be on point. If it isn’t, the program will buffer and the whole night will suffer. And, it doesn’t stop there because the Amazon Echo Dot may stop working, as well as the voice-controlled lighting. has plenty of offers in case there is trouble in paradise. Otherwise, check the internet speed and make sure it’s up to scratch. Should it not be then you should call customer services and rectify the situation.

Be Spontaneous

A romantic night follows a pattern. Firstly there is food, and then there is alcohol, followed by snacks and a movie, and, if the mood is right, an early night. All of the latter will score brownie points, but what’s better is to be spontaneous. Don’t be afraid to switch-up the plays and try something different. For instance, an off-the-cuff gift will put a huge smile on their face. For those who want to make an impression, send it to their workplace to get the ball rolling early.

Now you have the foundations, what are your kick-ass ideas for date night?

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