We are officially done with Valentine’s Day! Well until next year that is. According to the calendar, Valentine’s Day is the one day for lovers to express their love for their mate. Not only is it the day that we run out and spend countless amounts of money on gifts for our mates, but it is tailored strictly for women. Every commercial and every gift idea is geared towards the woman species. It makes you think, is romance for men? Do we intentional forget our men? Or are men excluded intentionally, because let’s face it. Women gifts sell better, and are more expensive.
So is romance for men? Let’s think about it. When we think of men and romance, we usually think of men being romantic towards us ladies. It seems like men are always counted out on the whole receiving end of the romantic equation. And romantic gestures usually revolves itself around us females. I mean if we are really going to keep it all the way real, men love to be catered to too. They also love to be shown that they are appreciated, but who doesn’t? They might not be the most verbal about romance as us females, but trust me they love to be loved on.
When you think of flowers, candle light dinners, hot bathtubs filled with rose petals, and deep tissue massages. We never really include men into these thoughts. Maybe it is time that we start to factor our men in. Just like we have long stressful days, the kids are tap dancing on our last nerves, the mate is being their annoying selves (yes lady, you) and working that last nerve into overdrive. Our men are experiencing the same issues as we are.
And because of those very same reasons, they deserve a little pampering too. Since romance is for men as well, let’s put fourth the effort to make our men feel loved and appreciated. All the while making them feel like kings. There are 364 other days in a year. And we need to utilize those days, and give our men just a touch of romance. It’s the little things that count. So here are a couple of things that we can do to let them know we are thinking of them as well. While not breaking the bank, and can be done at random.
A Relaxing Hot Bath
You know he will be coming home from a long day of work. So surprise him with a hot bath filled with milk and rose petals. Use candle light to light up the room. You can also add a touch of epsom salt, to relax those tense muscles. And a couple of drops of peppermint, lavender, citrus, jojoba or clove essential oils for finishing touch.
A Nice Massage
Speaking of tense muscles, what can be better than a nice relaxing massage? Take a oil of your choice (girl no not no vegetable oil) something like a olive oil, coconut oil, etc. Something that’s will work well in penetrating the skin. And if your looking to add some spice, light up some paraffin wax candles. The wax doesn’t burn when it touches the skin, and it would be a nice added touch.
You can thank me later.
A Candle Light Dinner For Two
Something simple, it doesn’t have to be a huge production. A nice chilled bottle wine (or his favorite drink), along with nice simple meal. A lit candle or two, and maybe some nice background music. And tada there you have a romantic dinner for two.
Lay one of your nice and fluffy blankets, a bowl with mixed fruit like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, watermelon or any fruit of your choice. Some whip cream, a chilled drink and you have a nice and simple indoor picnic.
There are so many possibilities. So many different things that you can do on a regular bases. It’s the smallest things that are the most memorable, and the most appreciated.