Pizza a Casa has a pizza cooking class that's bound to be a blast as you and your date drink wine, meet other couples and learn how to properly toss some dough. Knowledge about cheese and wine, people; now that's the stuff that makes love happen.
(If dinner, you might want to call and make sure she/he hasn't already starting preparing dinner! When you come home, find your spouse and just hold him/her close for a moment (prolonged hug)--no words necessary. Call your partner at am and tell them you want to take them out to lunch. Write a note and put it where your partner will find it during the day. Just hold your partner or snuggle next to him/her so your bodies touch. Try a new way to make your love-making more sensual and prolonged. If cooking dinner, volunteer to clean up, do dishes while partner just relaxes. (Good to do this one once a week or at least every two weeks! Do some old favorites, but also try new experiences or places. 'Surprise' your partner by taking them someplace they have said they wanted to go--a sporting event, a concert, a restaurant, a computer show, the mall, etc. Enjoy your partner enjoying it and do it simply for love. Make a list of 10 romantic things to say to your partner and say them from time to time throughout the next month or two. Take your partner someplace you think your spouse will love. Have a florist deliver a rose, the newspaper and a note telling him/her which page to turn to and where the ad is. Make sure your partner can sleep in one weekend morning. Sit and talk about fun and romantic times in your relationship--when you were dating, first married, etc. Kind of a haul from Manhattan, but totally worth it, Rippers is the place to be this summer.It may not be open late, but it's the best way to end a day of fun in the sun with burgers and beer right on the boardwalk. Lip sync a romantic song for your partner after dinner one night. Bring home or to the office your partner's favorite sweet thing. Leave a flower on the pillow before your partner goes to bed--even if it is one you pick from your own yard. Take the afternoon off and just go someplace with your partner -- ice cream shop, stroll around a lake, a place to explore. Plan a 'secret rendezvous' in your own town, in the city where your partner is on business, etc. Send your partner a postcard when you are out of town saying you were thinking of him/her and love him/her. For more Romantic Ideas visit Romance 101 for ideas, poetry, and more. © Dawn Lipthrott, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in marriage and relationships in Winter Park, FL. Paint a heart or something else on your partner's body or body part with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and lick it off slowly, and saying "MMMMMMMmmmmmmm". Tell your partner before you go to bed, or before you leave in the morning, one of the things you love most about him/her (quality, physical characteristic, behavior). Agree to meet at a social event or public place and act as if you are meeting each other for the first time---flirt, make 'eyes' at each other or other gestures from across the room, rub against each other when walking by, etc. Go skinny dipping in pool or hot tub or at the beach. Test drive a Porsche or a convertible with the top down and pretend you are seeing each other although it has been 'forbidden' by your parents. )--be creative in ways to express that, be together, etc.