It's totally natural to want to make your partner feel great. They do a lot for you, they're probably a vital part of your support system — and, after all, you're with them for a reason. Luckily, there's no shortage of ways to make your partner feel special. A romantic gesture can go a long way — and romantic doesn't have to mean cheesy.
"Everyone says they want to date their best friend, but one of the things that separates a BFF from a significant is romantic gestures," Samantha Burns, couples counselor and dating coach at Love Successfully, tells Bustle. "Romance keeps the spark alive and helps to sustain both emotional and physical intimacy in a relationship. It's comprised of thoughtful effort. A romantic gesture doesn't have to be expensive or over the top; it's the thought and planning behind the act that is the most meaningful. The best type of romance is selfless and involves prioritizing your partner's happiness and showing them how much they mean to you."
It's far too easy to get complacent with each other and let things slide. Maybe you don't even notice it, but then one day you realize that you're not as connected as you once were or that you're taking your relationship for granted. If that happens, it's time to spoil your partner a bit and show them just how much they mean to you. Here's how to make them feel special, according to relationship experts.