"Then, have your guy blindly choose one of the cards and embark on a mysterious, exotic adventure." Keep Him in the Dark For the ultimate lights-out love nudge, fake a power outage."Unplug the phone, computer, and TV, then turn off all the lights," instructs Godek.In a perfect world, each moment of a relationship would be like that weak-kneed romantic scene in The English Patient when Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas finally get together.
"Tell him he can cash in anytime." Make Out Every Time You're Alone in an Elevator Use this love-lifter as a cue to sneak in a secret smooch session.
Read Seductive Stories to Each Other Pick up a steamy best-seller like Vox, by Nicholson Baker (it certainly got Monica boiling for Bill), and take turns reading it aloud.
"With nothing else to distract you, you have no choice but to break out the candles and cling to each other as you tell scary ghost stories..just plain cling to each other." Ban the Peck Replace that chaste, no-effort lip graze with a 10-second smooch — and make every single kiss a bit of bliss.
Map Out the Hot Spots in Your Neighborhood Make it your mission to fool around in every prime passion nook of your neighborhood — behind trees, on nearby park benches, under a lamppost.
"Pull out your nicest dishes and light a couple of candles, even if you're just having a mushroom pizza," suggests Gregory Godek, author of 1001 Ways to Be Romantic (Casablanca Press, 2000).