There are many fantastic ways to spark romance and intimacy in your relationship that are simple, inexpensive and virtually guaranteed to bring back that lovin’ feeling – whether it is gone, gone, gone; hanging by a thread; or desperate for a fresh breath of creativity or new life!

Here are four of my favorites:

1. Romantic Date Idea: If you’ve been dating or married for a while, having a romantic date night is sure to bring back the spark. Send the kids to a friend’s house for a sleepover or spend the night at a hotel (my personal favorite, wink). “Hotel dates” are romantic because they seem to add an element of seduction. Whether at home or in a hotel, kick it up a notch and play some games like role-playing or pretending you are strangers. Be creative. This is fun – believe me!

2. Romantic Day Idea: This is not a repeat of #1. The idea of a romantic day is to spend the day together teaching your partner something new, like a sport, a hobby or a craft (you get the idea). Be patient and creative in your teaching – and make it fun! This is a great way to get your partner to join you in your favorite hobby or interest – without coercing them. Reward the day’s learning experience with a celebratory dinner or drink and watch the love runneth over. It is a win-win!

3. Romantic Gift Idea: Create an album or scrapbook of your “life” story together. Include information about the first time you met, your first date, romantic moments, dates and times shared together. Include ticket stubs, cards, brochures and any other important momentos signifying special occasions spent together. I have done this and my husband loved it!

4. Romantic Games: Play a game together. For example, ask 10 – 20 questions of each other. This is a totally open, no holds barred chance to get to know each other better. You never know what kind of intimate and sexy information might be revealed to spark some intimate and sexy interludes after the game. Bring it on!

There are so many romantic ways to spark romance and intimacy in your relationship. The four ideas above just happen to be some of my favorites because they are easy, creative, inexpensive and fun! Whatever you choose to do, the most important thing is to take a chance to re-ignite the flames of passion and love in your relationship.

Author's Bio: 

During the past 25 years, renowned relationship expert Dr. Patty Ann Tublin has helped hundreds of people rekindle romance and reignite passion in their relationships. The solutions in her Relationship Toolbox(tm) help couples re-build romance so intimacy inside and outside the bedroom can flourish. Through her successful 25-year marriage and her experience of raising 4 children, Dr. Patty Ann has earned an international reputation for saving relationships. To reignite your flames of passion, visit her site at