How to keep your relationship fresh, flirty and fun

Your guide to keeping the fire burning bright.

Your guide to keeping the fire burning bright.

The first date. The butterflies in your stomach just won't stop fluttering and your glistening eyes don't stray from his, even for a second. We can't pretend that you will still be aimlessly ogling at each other for hours on end, 2 years down the track, but we can share some tips on how to keep the spark alive.

Let's face it, relationships are hard work. You must learn to compromise, forgive and put someone else's wellbeing above our own (as hard as that sounds). This definitely is no walk in the park, to say the least. However, there is nothing more heart breaking than witnessing a couple that were once head over heels in love, let their relationship fall by the wayside. In the age of smart-phones and Snapchat, it's all too easy to let life's many distractions prevent us from giving our partner the love and attention they truly deserve.

But instead of throwing in the towel, follow our guide to keeping the romance alive.

Be spontaneous

Surprise your guy with tickets to his favourite band, some sexy new lingerie or simply stop by and drop off his favourite sandwich, just to brighten up his day.

Make time

Work commitments aside, make sure you prioritise your man. Leave a night free for a bit of alone time and make the most of it – phones away please!

Plan ahead

Book a trip for your next break. Whether it's a night at the beach or two weeks in Europe, it will give you something to look forward to, together.

Take an interest

Be sure to ask about his day, and really listen. Find out about his job, his friends, his family, the score of the footy game he's watching.

Keep in touch

Send him a sneaky text or snap on your lunch break. Tell him that you can't wait to see him tonight to build that excitment for when he walks through the door.

Let things go

So he forgot to do the dishes last week, or maybe even your mum's birthday. So what? If you love him and you want things to work out between you, you can't hold a grudge.

Share a hobby

Think of an activity that you can do together. Whether that's trying every brunch place in Brisbane, taking your dog to puppy pre-school or learning to surf, you will have something unique that connects and drives you.

Dress the part

We're not saying he doesn't love you, sweats and all. But why not spice things up and doll up for a night on the town – he won't be able to resist.

Words: Sophie Catsoulis