Give in to the undeniably romantic allure of watching the sun go down.Head to the highest point in town, and when the light is romance perfect for enhancing your sensuous mood, turn the scenic view into a background for a make out session.Here, 43 ways to do just that: Upgrade the Saturday night standard with these tips: Turn your night into a mini-vacation by matching the menu to the movie: Kung fu action flick? Laugh like a kid again at the latest G or PG-rated movie.
But dating for long-term couples comes with its own new his and her matching set of pressures, especially when kids are in the picture.
You no longer have the time to make sure you have five minutes together without interruption, let alone set aside an entire evening to dote on each other.
Even though you know how the night will end this time around, recalling how you talked, explored, and began your lifelong journey of getting to know each other can remind you that there is still much to learn — about yourselves and your relationship. Cruise the aisles of your supermarket and load your cart with whatever epicurean delights you can find: lobster salad, good quality chocolate, wine or fizzy grape juice, gourmet crackers, gooey cheeses, and so on. If it's too cold or wet to eat alfresco, why not try the atrium at the local zoo, botanical gardens, museum, or mall?
Get decked out — even if you're just going to the local diner.
Slip into your most glamorous duds — and have him do the same.
No matter where you go, looking like your best version of yourself will make the evening feel special and inspire connection (and passion). Even if you end up stepping on each other's toes, you'll be forced to pay attention to how your bodies move together.
Even if you have no interest in making a purchase now, these activities can kick start discussions about your goals.
New lovers are always dreaming together about the things they want to achieve: exotic trips, houses, children.
Rent or download a movie you never got around to seeing, order something simple at a dimly lit bistro, find a love seat to cuddle up in, and watch.
Netflix's most popular DVD rental plan now lets users access movies (up to 18 hours' worth a month) from its "Instant Watching" library of 1,000 films, which can be zapped straight to a PC in seconds.
Another option: For around a month you can get software that will let you download a wide assortment of movies (check out and movielink.com).