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30 Random Acts of Romance That Will Make Your Relationship Better

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Yes, we love roses by the dozens and going to fancy restaurants that serve salted butter in tiny heart-shaped vessels. But when your relationship has bypassed the honeymoon phase and you’re in the throes of coupledom, romance sounds a lot less like a slow jam and lot more like the clanging of dishes as your partner puts them away—unasked. We've partnered with KORBEL to offer up 30 small techniques to recharge romance in ways your significant other will truly appreciate.


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Secretly Take Out the Dog...

Before your partner gets up. Extra points if it’s super-cold outside.

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Unexpectedly Bring Home Their Favorite Dessert

Chocolate eclairs, anyone?

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Elevate Your Movie Nights In

Pick up a bottle of Korbel and pair it with spicy homemade popcorn. The crisp acidity of the Champagne complements the salty snack nicely.

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And Let Them Choose Which Movie to Watch

Grab some pillows and cozy blankets and hunker down for the evening.

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Bring Their Car Back with a Full Tank

Their heart will also be 100 percent full.

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Make Your Partner Lunch

And pack it for them during the week.

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Draw Hearts in Morning Shower Steam

Silly, but sometimes channeling your inner artist works.

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Record Their Favorite Show

Even if it means cutting into your reality TV time.

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Warm Up the Sheets

Make a hot water bottle on a cold night and slip it under the blankets.

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Make Their Favorite Breakfast

And serve it to them in bed on a Sunday morning.

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Take Over a Task

Surprise them by doing a really boring admin task, like paying the bills.

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Make a Candlelit Dinner on a Weekday

Sweeten it by ordering their favorite takeout.

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Take Care of Your Partner’s Laundry

Fold and put it away as the cherry on top.

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Pick Up a Bottle of Bubbly

The next time your partner has a great day at work, sip Korbel together to celebrate as they tell you all about it.

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Neatly Package Leftovers for Their Lunch the Next Day

That way, they won’t have to think twice about it as they rush out the door.

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Drag Them Out of the House for Midweek Cocktails

It’s a welcome change to your evening routine.

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Brew Them Some Coffee

Specifically, while they’re getting ready for work.

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Put Away Their Shoes for Them

Just this once.

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Take a Long Walk

Explore a different part of town. Hold hands.

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Send an “I Love You” Email...

During the middle of the workday.

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Read a Book Together

Sharing something new will bring you closer.

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Have an Impromptu Day Date

Make it to somewhere you can play a game, like a bowling alley.

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Take On a Household Chore They Would Normally Do

All the dishes are done? Why, you shouldn’t have.

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Take a Nap Together 

Don't set an alarm.

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Surprise Your S.O... 

By breaking out your wedding Champagne flutes during a weeknight dinner. Fill them with Korbel and cheers to something fun.

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Unexpectedly Turn On Their Favorite Song

Dance around the house.

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Surprise Them with Tickets to Something

A big game, a show or even just a tasting at your go-to spot downtown.

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Put Pen to Paper and Write an Old School Love Letter

Spill all the sappy reasons why they’re your favorite.

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Give Them a Big Compliment

Even a simple “Wow, that shirt looks so great on you” will do the trick.

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Make Time to Cuddle

All the time.