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5 Tips for Creating a Romantic Night

Eliminate Distractions
Put the phone down and focus on what's in front of you!
Put the phone down and focus on what's in front of you!

You've created the perfect itinerary for your romantic night: a candlelit dinner, a carriage ride through the park and a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire. The only problem? You scheduled your romantic evening on the same night as the big game, and now your loved one can barely focus on what you're saying because he or she is constantly asking someone about the score.

The purpose of a romantic night is to spend time with your special someone, so check all distractions at the door and make that person feel like he or she is the only thing that matters for the evening. Find a baby- or a pet-sitter so that you're free of responsibility for the evening, and turn off the constantly beeping cell phone. If you're staying home, don't turn on the television (even as "background noise" -- that's what romantic music is for!) and clean up a bit, particularly if your sweetheart will get distracted by a big pile of laundry in the hallway.