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Backyard / Garden Date Night Ideas For A Romantic Evening

So, we all get it, sometimes when you’re a couple rather than going out to any public park or romantic restaurant which is filled with people you just want a romantic night where it is just the two of you, and if you have a spacious garden then there is no better place to be enjoying with your loved one than your very own garden.

There are a lot of you who love the idea of a romantic night in the garden however don’t know just exactly how to execute it. Luckily, you are in the right place as we have compiled a list of tips on how to decorate, how to time and how to spend your romantic night in the garden.

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Pre-Date Night Preparations

Before you consider the ideas of what you want to do in your romantic date night in your backyard you should first do the preparations to make sure that everything is perfect on the night you have decided to do it and how to prepare for other date nights.

1: Remove All Distractions

Make sure that you have nothing that will distract you when you are in your garden on the date night, that includes items such as phones, tablets, (any electronics really). Make sure kids are asleep or away if you have them and try and do it on a night when none of the neighbors is doing anything so you don’t get your romantic night ruined by a shirtless guy yelling in his backyard (I know this all too well from experience!)

2: Brainstorm Ideas before the night

Make sure that you have prepared what you actually want to do during the night before you do the night and make sure that both of you are happy doing it as it can’t be a truly happy and romantic evening if only one partner is satisfied with the activity. Remember, you want to make this perfect.

3. Consult With A Landscape Designer

If you’re interested in using your garden or backyard more often for date nights, regular gatherings or just improve the value of your property, try to get in touch with a landscape designer. I know many of my readers are from NYC so I can confidently recommend Brooklyn landscape designer Amber Freda who I’ve never used personally but her I’ve seen enough a lot of her work and all I can say is WOW!

Recommended Ideas for your date night

Now that you know when the night is it is time for you to find some ideas on what you actually want to do with your partner on the night, which is most likely the reason why you came to this article in the first place. So, for your pleasure, we have compiled a great list of ideas from easy to set up activities which would barely cost a dime to some more high-end and more expensive activities which you could do on the night.

Idea #1: Outdoor Theatre.

This is a very simple idea and is easy to execute if you have a flat surface and a projector which you can use outside. Being snuggled up under the covers while watching a romantic film outdoors can be an extremely memorable yet easy to set up the activity you could do on your date night.

Idea #3: Picnic and Dinner under the stars

Just before sunset bring yourself, your partner and a blanket out and have a nice traditional-style picnic as you watch the sunset. Talk to each other for a few hours and then set up (or hire someone else to set up) a beautiful, delicious candlelit dinner under the stars and feast while enjoying each others company.

Idea #2: The Good Old Days

If you’re particularly an older couple then just simply doing childish, fun activities which are reminiscent of your childhood can be one of the most romantic and memorable things you can do. It will increase the bonding between you massively and will also transport you back to a time when you didn’t have to care or have anything to worry about.

Idea #4: Reminisce

Perhaps under the stars, and if it is now a long time relationship, just simply sit by candlelight as you look through photo albums, letters and reminisce about earlier times when you first met. Doing this is genuinely heartwarming and really increases the bond between you both.

Idea #5: Learn Something New

Perhaps you want to learn something new with your partner, like dancing. So, on date night, get a dance instructor to teach you slow dance under the night sky. Perfect and romantic.

Thank you for reading this article and we hope our ideas have inspired and helped you in creating your own romantic date night. Please check out more of our blog. Thanks once again, have a good day and bye!

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How To Have Success With Pick Up Lines

Pick up lines are the trademark of the dating world in movies, sitcoms, and teenage television shows. Many times, men are afraid to use these pick up lines because they are scared to be rejected for sounding too cliche or come off as trying too hard.

However, pick up lines can be very effective in successfully approaching women if they are used the right way. Here are 7 tips to help make sure that your pick up lines work for you:

Make Her Laugh

Women, just like men, love laughing. If you approach a woman with a pick up line that makes her laugh, she will assume that you have a good sense of humor immediately. If she thinks that you have a good sense of humor, she will want to get to know you better, which was kind of the goal of your pick up line all along.

Be Confident

One of the main reasons to use a pick up line is that it is a well rehearsed line. Guys are often too nervous to just go up and talk to a woman because they do not know what to say. A pick up line takes away the anxiety of figuring out what to say. A good pick up line will effectively break the ice and get a conversation going, so there is no reason to be nervous. If you are too nervous when using your pick up line, it will not come across the way that you intended it to come across and may result in being cliche or even creepy.

Don’t be Afraid to be Cheesy

Whether or not they like to admit it, everyone loves cheesy jokes. All pick up lines are cheesy, and that is okay. By their very nature, they are going to be cheesy, so there is no reason in being ashamed of the cheesiness of the line. Own the cheesiness. Embrace the cheesiness. In the long run, that one moment of being cheesy could help you get the girl!

Make Sure You are Flattering Her

Where many pick up lines fail is their content. If you approach a woman with a pick up line that is actually nothing more than a backhanded compliment, she will never go for it. When you are trying to decide what pick up line is going to work best for you in any given situation, make sure that it is completely positive and something that will make her feel good about herself. If you make her feel good about herself, she will also feel a lot better about talking to you.Use

Trial and Error

Just like any method of picking up girls, you will never have a 100% success rate. Girls will enjoy some pick up lines better than others. Some girls may not find the humor in a line that you thought was hilarious. This could even be a compatibility issue. Just because your line does not work on one girl does not necessarily mean that it will not work on a different girl. Keep trying. If it continues to fail, maybe it is time to try a different pick up line.

Do Not Put Yourself Down

Even if you do everything right, you may not get the girl. That does not mean that you are repulsive or unlovable. At the end of the day, pick up lines are extremely low risk. You are not risking a long term commitment or putting yourself out there in some crazy vulnerable way. Pick up lines are ice breakers to help you meet women. So if your pick up line does not work, it does not mean anything other than the fact that you will not be getting to know that particular girl any better right now.

Always be Yourself

This is probably the most important guideline to follow. If you do not like a pick up line, don’t use it. It won’t properly convey your sense of humor. That means that if it works, you probably have a different sense of humor than her, which can result in bigger problems, and if it doesn’t work, then you will never know whether or not a line that suited your personality better would have worked.

Dealing With a Crossroads in Your Marriage

Couple sitting at cafe during lunch. They are taking offense and sitting back to back.

Getting married is not the end to all of life’s problems. It is the beginning of a new and perhaps, more challenging journey. This time, however, you are to take on new situations but with the companionship and love of a significant other. Trials are part of every marriage and as part of these trials, couples often find themselves up against crossroads wherein a major decision needs to be made.

Such forks on the road do not offer easy choices either. One way could lead to a dead end while the other leads to the unknown. A decision has to be made nonetheless, one which would surely have a strong impact on the family.

The key to dealing with a crossroads is to face it bravely and stop postponing the decision that has to be made. Do not be afraid of changes, welcome them. Not all forks in the road will have a negative result. Sometimes, opportunities might actually be waiting just around the bend. If only you would make the decision. If the proverbial fork in the road involves a death in the family, give each other time to grieve. Couples will sometimes deal with their grief differently.

If for instance, a married couple is faced with a dilemma after the occurrence of a natural disaster, draw up realistic goals and do not rush. Another thing you could do is to plan. Keep a journal and write down the crucial decisions you make every month. Seeing your goals on paper will give you the encouragement you need to address future dilemmas sure to come your way – be it a decision to move, going back to school, buying a new pet, choosing a school for your child, buying a car, illnesses, or anything else that may come along.

It is recommended that couples make important decisions in a relaxed atmosphere. You can come up with more ideas with a relaxed mind. Talk calmly and do not argue. If you disagree on something, try to compromise. When the year ends, go over the list with your spouse and look back at all the decisions you had to make when faced with forks in the road. Evaluate how you handled your dilemmas and promise to stay together no matter how many crossroads you come across.

Forks in the road come at the most unexpected times. Every married couple, young and old, come across dilemmas from mild to heavy. Big decisions need to be made in cases like having a new child, having your last child leave for college, changing jobs, taking care of elderly parents, fires, floods, hurricanes, and a long list of crossroads couples come upon.

The most important thing in facing dilemmas is to stick together as a couple. Set the proper time and place to discuss your options before making a decision. Listen to your partner and consider all your options. Put the good of your spouse and your family above all other factors. Remember that the decision is for you and your spouse to make. If you have older children, consult them about their opinion because they are going to be affected by any decision you make.