Author Archives: RomanceALIVE

About RomanceALIVE

Helping people grow relationships via romance. Been studying, researching, observing what is romance and how to be romantic since the 90's.

What’s Your Romantic Focus

For years I dreamt of touring full time with a Christian vocal band: creating sweet harmonies, seeing the joy we’d bring to thousands. From college days to past my post-graduation diploma, I worked on my dream: Weekend concerts and limited … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Love Notes

Do you have refrigerator word magnets, the kind that has over 300 random words spread out across the side of the fridge? Use them to romance your sweetheart. After your sweetheart goes to bed, or before he/she gets up, arrange … Continue reading

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My Cap Quest and Romance

Don’t remember how I came into possession of my old “captain’s” cap. Manufacturer’s tags are long departed. It’s comfortably worn. Colors’ faded, the top stained. But it has character. Someone once commented, “There’s gotta have a great story behind it.” … Continue reading

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A Jigsaw Romantic Interlude

Are you a problem solver? How about your sweetheart? Willing to romance your sweetheart by solving a problem? Jigsaw puzzles are fun and can also relieve tension and anxiety. Doing a jigsaw puzzle together can provide a stress-relieving activity where … Continue reading

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This Romance Stuff and Jazz

Several years ago, I gave my sweetheart a book, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” by David Sedaris. Seemed a bit quirky and thought she’d enjoy. Last week, I started reading the book. One story describes the relationship between a chipmunk, I’ll call … Continue reading

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A Note, A Gift Card and An Interlude

Gift cards are considered a lazy way to give a gift. Doesn’t take much thought. But if used correctly, they create a Romantic Interlude. Place a $10, €10, £5 or whatever note in an envelope. Include a gift certificate to … Continue reading

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Anticipating an Unexpected Romantic Interlude

A Romantic Interlude is a memorable event you design which reminds your sweetheart why he/she “fell for you”. Two things you can do will help this Romantic Interlude become a unique, shared memory. Design something unexpected, and Create anticipation. Great, … Continue reading

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Romantically Playing With Your Food

Did you ever get in trouble for playing with your food? I know I did. Time to play with your food and your sweetheart. Set several different types of fruit on the table. Open some chocolate, butterscotch and/or marshmallow sauces. … Continue reading

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A Little Adventure, A Big Romance

“We’re not supposed to go there!” “Maybe. But I think you’ll like it.” “But the sign says . . .” “It says ‘Caution, steep drop off’. Nothing about keep out.” “Looks a bit dangerous.” Sharon went through the gate and … Continue reading

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A Truly Romantic Getaway

These Romantic Interlude suggestions are usually location agnostic. This time I want to continue with the idea of finding a getaway your sweetheart finds romantic. Search for the “best” or “most romantic adventure” and add whatever location parameters you wish. … Continue reading

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