Plus, there's just something about looking at a framed photo these days, don't you think? Tell him you're ordering out (because you sure as hell don't have to cook if you don't want to).
Is he stressed about an upcoming work presentation? Little gestures like that can feel like the royal treatment, yet they don't take much effort on your part. If you're in the habit of having sex with the lights out, keep them on. Novelty can immediately infuse romance back into a relationship, and if he has some say-so about it, then he feels like his voice is being heard, says Goldstein.
How long has it been since you told him how grateful you are for all he does?
It shows a deeper level of trust in both him and your relationship, she adds, because you're making yourself vulnerable.
And if you want it to go both ways, make it a pseudo-game: For every secret you tell, he confesses one, too. You wouldn't live a life devoid of laughter and humor, right?
And if you decide to explore elsewhere, it can give you time to become more aroused and really get to know every part of him, adds De Angelis. So if he's waffling on whether he really should go catch that game with the guys, encourage him to make like Nike and just do it already.
And if it means you have a night to soak in the tub and stream one of the 50 most romantic movies of all time, well, consider that a bonus.
RELATED: 39 Longtime Couples Share the Marriage Tip That's Kept Them Together"In this mostly-digital age, printing photos is becoming less and less common," says Carbino.
"By taking a few extra minutes to print that cute snap from last weekend's date night, you're showing how much that memory means to you" — and it just might encourage the both of you to make more.It doesn't have to be big — it just needs to be personal."The type and nature of the gesture is more important than the size," says Jess Carbino, a sociologist for Tinder.The theory goes that men aren't supposed to like romance.But more and more of them are coming out of their shell to admit that, yes, they want to be wooed from time to time, too.RELATED: 7 Genius Date Ideas That'll Make You Fall in Love All Over Again Women aren't the only ones that want to feel like they're not wasting their time in a relationship.