If you're at home, it's hard not to notice all that needs to be done -- the dishes in the sink, the laundry that's been piled up since last weekend, the bulb in the foyer that needs to be changed and a million other little things. The degree to which you can tolerate such things depends on your personality. You might be able to melt into romance right away when you get home, but your Type A partner wants things just so. Prepare for such a contingency by cleaning the house before date night. Not only can it help transform your environment from an everyday domain into a romantic escape, but it can also provide a foundation for romance by showing your loved one you care [source: The Couple Connection].
So, you want a really special evening with your partner? Pick up the socks, put some fresh linens on the bed and by all means get those dirty dishes out of the sink and into the dishwasher.
On the next page is our final tip on having a romantic date at home.