We’ve all seen those couples on social media. Picture-perfect, affectionate for days, giving out proper fairytale vibes. Real #CoupleGoals kinda stuff.
It makes a person wonder if a relationship can really be that cute and romantic. After all, not everything on social media is real, right? And the love stories we read in books and see in movies are just that – stories. Well, maybe they don’t have to be.
You could have that Romeo and Juliet kinda romance (without the tragic end, of course), or you could be like Noah and Allie from The Notebook.
Maybe you just got into a relationship and want to set that romantic tone right from the beginning? Maybe you’ve been with someone for a while now and want to ignite that spark again?
Either way, I’ve got all the tips to help you achieve those cute and romantic relationship goals.
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10 Cute and Romantic Relationship Goals You Need to Have
So you want to achieve #RelationshipGoals, #CoupleGoals and all the #LoveyDoveyGoals. Here’s how you can get there…
1. Never Stop Dating Each Other
Life gets busy. We all know that, but that’s no excuse. Make the effort to keep that flame alive. Because the truth is, if you don’t, no one else will.
Set a date night and stick to it. Whether it’s every Friday night, twice a month, or even only once a month. Snuggle in front of the TV with your favorite snacks and binge on series, check out the new bar that’s opened in town, or get all dressed up just to dance around the house. The options are endless.
2. Go on Adventures
What could be more romantic than a holiday to Paris, Venice, or Bali? Just picture the Eiffel Tower lighting up the night sky, gliding in a gondola through a city that’s over 1,200 years old, or taking in all the beauty of an island paradise.
But maybe you and your partner are daredevils, and would like to ride through Route 66 on a motorcycle. Perhaps there are some mountain climbing sites you’d like to conquer. There’s nothing like a little adrenaline to take your relationship to the next level.
Whatever your preferences as a couple, there’s so much to explore. Book that weekend to Coachella, take that road trip, and visit those national parks.
What are you waiting for? Check your calendar and start planning.
3. Public Displays of Affection
Life is short. Hold your sweetheart’s hand, walk in each other’s arms, and steal some kisses. Who cares if your aunt Nancy rolls her eyes or sticks her nose in the air at the two of you. If that’s how you feel, show it.
Ever walk past a young couple in a shopping mall that couldn’t keep their hands off each other? Or saw an elderly couple still madly in love? You can’t tell me that didn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Don’t be shy to share your feelings openly. After all, if there’s anything the world needs more of, it’s love.
4. Capture the Moments
Many of us are caught in life’s never ending rat race. What if we blink and the life we built with our better half passed us by? That’s why capturing the moments are so important.
An annual photo shoot would be a really cute tradition to start. It will capture your love and phases through the years, plus you’ll be #shmodels. Choose your favorite time of the year, a place you both love, and take a few pics that you’ll be able to look back on one day.
And while you wait for that special occasion to come around every year, take your own photos and videos in between. Don’t let other special moments slip away. They’ll be your most treasured possession later in life.
5. It’s the Small Things
Many of us love grand gestures. I mean, who would say no to being proposed to in Santorini? Probably no one who exists on this planet. But as romantic as that is (because it really is) you can truly tell how much your person cares for you by the small things they do for you.
Does your boyfriend sneak the pickles off your plate at a family lunch because he knows how much you can’t stand them? Does your wife choose to watch football with you, even though the final season of the best Netflix series ever has just been released?
These are the cutest relationship goals of all, because they mean your person truly sees you and wants to make you happy. Never underestimate the small things.
6. Be Partners in Crime
Think Bonnie and Clyde, Antony and Cleopatra, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They’re all power couples who stood by each other no matter what. Nothing can come between a dynamic duo like this.
Make sure you have your partner’s back, and that you’re 100% a united front. If your bae is in an uncomfortable situation, stand up for them. Although they’re probably capable of defending themselves, showing up on your white horse and trying to save them is still romantic.
To have this kind of bond means never having to face life’s challenges alone. You’ll have a teammate forever. It’s the two of you against the world.
7. Show Appreciation
It’s so easy to take things for granted. Before you know it, you’ve stopped saying how lucky you are to have one another, and how you’ll never find anyone better.
Imagine if relationships never outgrew that beginning stage. Couples would be loved-up till the end of time, and they would always feel appreciated. So here’s my advice…
Words mean a lot, so say them often. But acting on them can sometimes mean more.
Post a photo of your husband on Instagram for Man Crush Monday, and tell him (and the world) how much you appreciate him. Phone your sweetheart when her song plays on the radio, and tell her how it made you think of her and everything she does for you.
Never stop showing your soulmate how grateful you are for them.
8. Stay Young at Heart
There’s something special about young love. There’s no sense of responsibility or care in the world. It’s just you and your love.
Why do we let that slip? Yes, adulting is real, but that’s no excuse. We shouldn’t give up on being free spirits, being spontaneous, or romantic.
Ask yourself, why can’t you sit in the car and listen to music like love-struck teenagers do? Why can’t you sneak out of the house in the middle of the night to go count shooting stars? Why can’t you smooch in your parents driveway (and hope they don’t catch you, no matter your age)?
There’s nothing holding you back from escaping reality every now and then, and pretending you’re those carefree teens. Just remember, when in doubt ask yourself: WWKD (What Would the Kids Do?).
9. Share Your Hopes and Dreams
If there’s anyone you can be vulnerable with it should be your significant other. Talking about your deepest hopes and dreams can bring you a lot closer.
Couples who share this part of themselves with each other are the perfect example of what relationship goals are all about. They’re showing their complete trust in one another by putting their hearts on the line.
Opening up about your aspirations means you’ll be able to support and encourage one another. Not to mention how cute it is to have your partner as your personal cheerleader and number one fan.
10. Stay in Your Love Bubble
Remember when you first fell in love with your partner? Your family hardly saw you and your friends barely heard from you. It’s as if nothing and no one existed but the two of you. You just couldn’t get enough of each other.
Then, one day, reality came knocking at your door. It was only a matter of time before you had to share your new love with the world. The next thing you knew, you got further and further away from that love bubble.
Find your way back to it. Get lost in each other’s company, and remember what made you fall in love in the first place. Maybe this time, just let your friends and family know where you’ll be hiding.
Being cute and romantic is important in relationships. It shouldn’t be neglected. But no two couples are the same, so you need to figure out what your relationship needs more of.
Maybe you and your love want more adventures, maybe you want to focus on the small things, or maybe you’ll decide to start a new tradition like sharing a bubble bath every night.
Whatever it is, do what will work for you. And if you stay true to who you are as a couple, you won’t have to put in too much effort to achieve those relationship goals.
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