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41 Ways to Romance Your Husband


Your husband’s idea of romance might be a night of ESPN, nachos and you (at least you’re part of it, right?). Another husband might prefer soft music, scented candles, and, oh yeah, you, of course!

We can always use another good idea for romancing our husband, right?  Here are 41 ways to romance your husband you might not have thought of.

  1. Hide a love note in his wallet.
  2. Send a sweet text message, for no reason at all.
  3. Send a sexy text message, for a very good reason.
  4. Invite him on a date for a change.
  5. Let him talk without interrupting.
  6. Cook his favorite dinner.
  7. Make sure his favorite clothes are clean and ready to wear.
  8. Show interest in his work.
  9. Watch the whole game with him.
  10. Wear perfume.
  11. Laugh at his jokes, even the bad ones.
  12. Tell him he looks extra handsome.
  13. Let him enjoy his hobby guilt-free.
  14. Play songs you both loved when you were dating.
  15. Praise him in front of the kids.
  16. Praise him in front of his friends.
  17. Kiss him when he walks in the door.
  18. Kiss him when he walks out the door.
  19. Kiss him when he gets anywhere near the door.
  20. Let the kids eat in front of the TV one night and have a nice, adults-only dinner.
  21. Let him make the call on parenting decisions without second-guessing.
  22. Bring him breakfast in bed.
  23. Choose the pretty nightgown over the flannel PJ’s—even if it’s cold.
  24. Choose your birthday suit over the pretty nightgown.
  25. When you tell him you’ll do something—follow through.
  26. Offer a massage.
  27. Meet him at the door so that you can greet him before the children pile on.
  28. Send a text with just one word… “When?”
  29. Have supper going so the house smells great when he walks in.
  30. Light a candle in the bedroom.
  31. Buy him his favorite snack or beverage.
  32. Fix up a travel mug of coffee just the way he likes it before he heads out the door.
  33. Act like you’ve never heard his story before—even when you have.
  34. Tell him how proud he makes you.
  35. Hold his hand when he least expects it.
  36. Sit on his lap.
  37. Encourage him to do something with his friends.
  38. Let him rough-house with the kids without scolding.
  39. Feel his muscles.
  40. Wink at him.
  41. Say, “Yes.”

Nancy Jergins has written about relationship and family issues for more than 15 years, and does her best to enlighten and encourage others with her words.



  • Bebe Fernandez

    Perfect list

  • Dotherightthing

    Thank you for your helpful suggestions- I have one for you also:) Please consider that many mothers work outside the home and more and more women are the primary or even sole “bread-winners” of the household. While many (even the majority) of your suggestions can apply to moms who work outside the home OR from within the home (either as stay-at-home-moms and/or for a company), there is a consistent undertone in your writings that favors providing advice specific to the latter (such as #s 27, 29, and 32). It would be great to see wording and ideas that reflect the diversity of moms in your audience today rather than assume we are all adhering to the “Leave It To Beaver” model nowadays…. (BTW- I’m not knocking that show -I love it:)

    • Tami

      Eh. I’d say there’s only one that you might not be able to do. With meal planning and a crock pot even having food on is doable. Mom always does the coffee thing for Dad even though they both work. If it’s important to you, you make it a priority. Besides, it isn’t that difficult to disregard the few suggestions that don’t apply to you.

  • nazila

    Thanks a lot for your helpful ways. I’ll use them.







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