Life is full of checklists and multitasking. New Yorkers hustle and bustle, and hardly find time to stop and smile. We work, work, work. Run for train before the doors close. And work some more when in the comfort of our own home.
Our constant need to GO! leaves little time for romance in relationships. Most of us plop ourselves on a couch only after we’ve cooked, washed dishes, changed diapers and/or put kids to bed. With all there is to do in a 24-hour span there is little energy to spice up a relationship. Lipstick is worn less. Sneakers are donned rather than heels. And forget about receiving a bouquet of flowers just because.
But, is this the life couples want to live?
According to a study, couples do want to find the time to spice up their relationship and express their love. It may not be a daily occurrence but the effort is there. Below are ways that couples are spicing it up:
- Cooking Isn’t Just for Women: Many women are the official chefs in their home, but it doesn’t have to be that way. To spice up a relationship and share the cooking responsibilities, couples in 2012 are now participating in cooking classes. The most popular classes are those who stress all-natural ingredients, aphrodisiacs and other trendy foods. A great cooking school that has classes for couples is ICE (The Institute of Culinary Education). Classes include Couples Like It Hot, Couples: Handmade Pasta, Spanish Tapas for Coupes and more. For couples that enjoy the simple foods, you can always try a pizza making class by PizzaaCasa!
- A Massage For You And Me: Joint massages and spa services are a very popular way to get a little relaxed and a little sensual. A stone massage, a seaweed bath or even spending time in a sauna works wonders. Try Spa Castle in College Point, NY. For $35-$45 per person, you can use their amenities, which include an adult spa, sauna, indoor and outdoor bade pool, Hinoki bath, foot and body massage pool and more. You can also check out Spa Week deals. For $50 dollars, you can get facials and massages. Spa Week takes place in NYC the week of April 16, 2012.
- Get Out of Town: You may not be able to afford a week in Maui, but you can take a quick weekend getaway or overnight trip. Whether it be a bed and breakfast in Connecticut or a night of dancing and gambling in Atlantic City, you will bring back the spice in your relationship. It will feel like your first days of dating. Groupon Getaways has great daily deals.
If you’d rather go the economic route to romance, you can also create a Lover’s Coupon Bookor give creative last minute gifts. No matter how big your wallet, couples can always find a way to spice up their relationship. Just make time, even if it means missing the train.