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Volunteer - Choose a charity or cause that means something to both of you and work together to make world a better place.
Love Story - Write how you met, fell in love, how you felt, what your thoughts were. You will treasure looking through these books over years.
Love Grows - Plant a garden together. Herbs, vegetables, flowers, fruit -- anything you both like.
Cheer - Go to a High School Sporting Event.
Warm Hearts - Snuggle by a campfire or build a fire in fireplace.
Watch Clouds - Lay together and watch clouds go by. Talk about different shapes you see.
Connect - Hug, Hold Hands, Put your Arm around your Sweetheart.
Big Money - Write your Sweetheart a Check for One Million Kisses. Or make a coupon book of treats for him or her.
Window Shop - Go downtown and window shop.
Early Days - Look at photo albums of yourselves when you were kids through your dating years.
Puzzles - Do a jigsaw or crossword puzzle together.
Wish List - Both make a wish list of things that make you happy and put them in order. Hugs, dates, gifts, time together, intimacy, etc. Then look at lists. They may surprise you.
People Watch - Sit on a bench and watch people go by. Try to guess their stories.
Play - Go to park and swing.
Kiss - Before you part for day, kiss for 10 seconds. It is much better than a quick peck on cheek.
Picnic - Get take out food or make a picnic lunch. Take your time and enjoy your meal together outdoors.
Throw Rocks - Go to a pond, creek, or lake and throw rocks. Try to skip them or aim for different targets.
So, although an occasional expensive dinner is nice, it is truly day-to-day affection that builds romance and love. Yes, Love is Patient, Kind -- and Cheap!
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About the Author: Nicole Dean is the owner of www.showMomtheMoney.com -- a fun and exciting site for Moms and Work from Home Moms. ( http://www.showmomthemoney.com ) She lives in Florida with her much loved Husband of almost 10 years, and their two silly children.