6 easy ways to be more romantic In a relationship rut? Breathe new life into your relationship with these six easy ways to be more romantic. By Stephanie Zolis 2014-07-04 11:28:17 6 easy ways to be more romantic Slideshow View Slideshow 6 easy ways to be more romantic Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries Royal wedding anniversary 8 ways to include your pe 15 unique destination wed Make a scrapbook Concert tickets, movie stubs, love letters and photos. Turn mementos from your time together into a scrapbook, one that you and your partner can make together and that you can look back on when everyday monotony gets in the way of intimacy. Sorting through old souvenirs will remind you of happier days, while completing a project together will leave you both with a sense that you accomplished a task as a team. Work up a sweat A between-the-sheets sweat session will work wonders when it comes to fostering intimacy, but ordinary exercise is a close second when it comes to forging a bond with your partner. Studies have shown that couples feel more satisfied with their relationships following joint workouts and that exercise mimics the physiological effects of falling in love, like shortness of breath and an accelerated pulse. Get closer... literally Physical proximity is directly linked to emotional connection. If you spend your days apart, it's important there's some skin-to-skin contact during the nights. Spoon while you sleep, snuggle up on the couch (even if you're reading and he's watching the game) or enjoy a couple's massage every night. List everything you love about your partner One day, my boyfriend asked me why I was with him and what I loved about him. I was stumped beyond generic responses like, "you're sweet" and "we're compatible." The gaffe inspired me to regale every detail of my adoration on our one-year anniversary: I bought a blank card inspired by his favourite TV series and, inside, listed 100 specific reasons why I love him. It was a romantic gesture and keepsake he'll cherish for years to come. Revisit old stomping grounds Reliving your early days together is a surefire way to rekindle that old flame. If it's been years since you first started dating your partner, those memories might be a little hazy. What better way to trigger your memory than experiencing the sights and sounds associated with your relationship firsts? Head back to the place you met or recreate your first date. Even visiting your childhood home together brings you closer by letting him or her in on intimate details of your life. Break with routine Scheduled date nights are a step in the right direction when it comes to initiating romance. But quality time isn't always enough when it comes to keeping the love alive in long-term relationships. Nothing kills romance faster than monotony, and studies have shown that sharing new experiences bonds couples. In fact, novelty can be the key to a lifelong spark: New and exciting experiences activate the brain's reward system, releasing dopamine and norepinephrine—two chemicals associated with new love. So whether it's scuba diving, scaling or strawberry picking, an activity that you've never attempted can strengthen the bond you and your partner share.