Fast forward a few years, past an engagement, marriage, honeymoon. Add in some careers, maybe a couple of kids, a mortgage, large appliances that need replacing, and before you know it, flirting is a distant memory.
Here are 8 easy ways to add some flirtatious fun to your daily interactions with your spouse. Try a few out today!
- Show interest.
When your spouse is talking to you, put the paper down, step away from the computer, let the phone go to voicemail. Make eye contact. Ask open-ended questions that have nothing to do with bills, in-laws or household projects.
- Tell a joke.
Humor can be magical, reducing the tension of the day, improving the mood and atmosphere. Find something funny to share with your spouse. On the flip side, be sure to laugh at his or her jokes.
- Wear something special.
When you have some time to spend together, or want to make time, put on something your spouse likes that you feel good in, even if it’s a clean pair of jeans and a great T-shirt.
- Snuggle. Rather than sit at opposite ends of the couch to watch a movie, scoot in and keep each other warm.
- Put that technology to good use.
Text a sweet sentiment or profession of love. Use an e-mail to say hello in the middle of the day. Calling to check in during the day? Instead of going directly into “What’s for dinner?” shock her with “I just wanted to tell you I love you.”
- Hold hands. The next time you’re walking somewhere together-even if it’s just through the grocery store parking lot-grab your honey’s hand. It may surprise you both.
- Kiss each other hello and goodbye every single time. This is a quick but meaningful gesture. Go ahead and linger over them occasionally and see what happens.