Romance seems to be reserved for a single lonely day of the year: 14th February, leaving many couples struggling to keep their relationship exciting. To relight the fire in our hearts, strategically 6 months after Valentine’s Day, is Rekindle Romance Week! Everyone knows that juggling a relationship between work, finances and family life is hard but Rekindle Romance Week is all about recognising that they don’t have to be a Hollywood whirlwind to be romantic. Whether it’s taking a luxury holiday together or simply making the other a cuppa in the morning – who said romance was dead!?
Nevertheless, it’s not just for couples in a slump, it’s for those who may have let their love lives fall by the wayside. Many singles admit they often choose their careers over relationships and in doing so abandoning their love lives, begging the question: Is love really worth it?
Research shows that 75% of couples admit to eventually losing the spark all together after finding ‘the one’, and 16% confessing to losing it within the first few months! Don’t go blaming anyone just yet - this is (in most cases) perfectly normal. After all, Serotonin (the ‘love’ chemical) generally only lasts around two years, hence the term ‘Honeymoon Period’.
But we cannot blame our biology for why romance dwindles… A brave 57% of couples have admitted that they took each other for granted, while 64% claimed daily life just simply got in the way.
So what can we do to rekindle romance? This week aims to inspire those desperate to inject some fiery passion, while giving advice for singles whose DOA love lives might be in need of an urgent resuscitation! In the words of The Beatles, all you need is love…
For those already in relationships; how about taking a weekend away in a couple’s only resort? Cooking a home cooked meal for two can often speak louder than words. They say after all that the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Switch off those work emails and put some time into other aspects of life!
For all the hopeful singles out there, have you tried online dating? It’s not for the divorced and desperate anymore, hundreds of young professionals are signing up to dating websites and apps such as Tinder every single day. In fact, a study claims that seven in 10 couples will meet online by 2040.
Organiser Alice Hayes explains why this week is so important, “There’s no reason why the spark has to fizzle out in relationships - we all need to be told that we are special to someone. I’m not saying that I want chocolates and flowers everyday but a little nudge to know I’m loved is always nice, and that’s what Rekindle Romance Week is all about!”
Rekindle Romance Week runs from the 11th to 17th of August 2014, for more information please visit www.rekindleromanceweek.co.uk
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