8 Tips That Will Help You Write The Perfect Love Letter

Words have power, and a letter can be just the thing to help you either declare your love, or reaffirm it. In an age of emails and texts, a real, heartfelt love letter can mean an awful lot to a loved one. If you’ve never written one before though, have no fear. These 8 tips will help you write the perfect love letter.

Surprise them with the letter

You can certainly give your love letter on their birthday or Valentine’s day, but it won’t be as much of a surprise. If you really want your letter to make an impact, then choose a time when they won’t be expecting it. A true declaration of love is better when your loved one is least expecting it.

Don’t worry about your style

Henry P. Mullins, a writer with Do My Assignment, says: ‘We get a lot of “odd” orders at our service. We’ve had plenty of requests for love letters in our time. My best advice is to not worry about your style, and just write from the heart.’ Focus more on what you have to say, and don’t worry about the flowery language.

Be specific

When writing, think about what it is that you really love about your partner. Why do you love them so much that you wanted to write a letter? Be specific in what you say to them. Include examples of why you love them, too. If you can remind them of fond memories, then all the better.

Check out some examples

If you’re not sure how to start writing your letter, don’t worry. There are plenty of examples out there you can read, to see what others have written. For example, UK Top Writers have some good letters you can use as a template.

Proofread and edit your letter

Before you send your letter, make sure that you proofread and edit it. This sounds odd when you’re talking about something so personal as a love letter, but it’s important all the same. If you don’t, the errors in your writing can make it appear as though you don’t care. Try using proofreading services such as Sociology Assignment Help and Best Australian Writers to help you if you need it.

Try using quotes

If you’re not the kind of person who finds it easy to express how you feel, then it’s more than ok to use quotes. Try using quotes from books and movies that you both love, and you’ll show that you value the connection between you both.

Start with a rough draft

As with anything you write, you don’t need to send your partner the first pass at your letter. Writer Gerard Fallon from Ox Essays says ‘Write at least a couple of drafts before you decide on what you have to say. It’ll help you really define what you want to include, and how you want to say it.’

Don’t worry about length

A good love letter doesn’t have to be a long and meandering declaration of your love. If you are more wordy in nature, then it’s fine to go longer in your letter. If it’s not you though, don’t worry. It’s not the length of the letter that matters, it’s the intent and the meaning behind it.

A love letter is a deeply personal piece of writing, and it can be hard to know where to start. With these tips though, you’ll be able to write one that really explains how you feel. Just remember to put your feelings into the letter, and it will be perfect.

3 Romantic Reads to Warm Your Winter Nights

Love comes in all forms, from all places and it crosses all eras. This eclectic mix of romantic books has one unifying element… love.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

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No, not The Notebook. This marginally lesser-known novel by the incredible Mr. Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me, is a love story of no less emotion. The story follows Amanda and Dawson, two high school students who fall in love in early 1980s Louisiana despite their radically different backgrounds. One tragic evening, a scuffle results in an accidental shooting, thrusting young Dawson behind bars. Despite daily visits to the prison, Dawson shuns Amanda, sure that her life would be better without him in it. But fate has other ideas. A quarter of a century later, a mutual friend’s funeral draws them back to the small southern town where it all happened. In one fateful weekend, they are reunited and forced to confront the question – “What if…?”

Read if: You want to believe in true love

Best for: Doing the ugly cry

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

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Fast becoming a modern classic, Me Before You is a gut-wrenching tale of unlikely love. Destiny takes charge when endearingly goofy Louisa Clark (Lou) accepts a job caring for wealthy Will Traynor, who is tragically confined to a wheelchair after a motorcycle accident. Stand-offish at first, wry Will soon warms to hapless Lou and the two fall in love. The tides turn when Lou discovers Will’s plan to travel to Switzerland to end his life, which had become unbearable before their paths crossed. Will their love cause a miracle…? Well, you’ll just have to read it and find out.

Read if: You want to feel all the feels

Best for: Doing the ugly cry some more

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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A series of eight books, historical romance Outlander – just like The Best of Me and Me Before You – has been brought to the screen to move readers and viewers alike. The story follows World War II nurse Claire Randall, who takes a second honeymoon with her husband in Scotland, only to find herself in a stone circle that unexpectedly catapults her back in time to the 1800’s (as you do). There, Claire falls for Jamie of Clan MacKenzie. With too many twists and turns to fully explain succinctly, what you need to know is this; the seamless fusion of historical fiction, sci-fi and romance shouldn’t work, but it absolutely does. This is a must-read if you want a beautiful, sweeping love story delivered in a completely fresh way.

Read if: You love a Scottish highland romance fused with time travel

Best for: Enjoying a none-traditional love story

I can’t allow this list to draw to a close without two honorary mentions.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, in which an unlikely romance taking place in India after an Australian bank robber flees his home country. And finally, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, an enchanting story set to the backdrop of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, told through the eyes of the women of medieval Camelot.

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So pour yourself a hot cup of tea, snuggle in and get ready to read romance spanning the ages. Enjoy!

Most Romantic Things You Can Do For Your SO

There has got to be nearly a million different ways to romance your significant other or person you are desperately trying to woo. And while grand, dramatic gestures do tend to get the job done, sometimes (most times), romance doesn’t have to result in a dwindling bank account. Often it’s the simpler actions that are not only more memorable but show your extra special person that you care all the time, even amidst the mundane.  As a regular human girl I love to romance and be romanced just as much as the next person. When all your Notebook learned tactics have subsided, these are some sure fire hits in my “look at how much I care about you!!!” list to add to yours.

Write them a letter
This is first on the list for a reason. What is more romantic than sitting down penning how wonderful you think a person is? Nothing, that’s what. Your letter doesn’t even have to be pure mush, it can be chock full of inside jokes or just telling your SO or person you’re vying for about your day – doodles are welcome. Or on the flip side, make it steamy. A sexy mid day letter is definitely more exciting than anything else you had on the agenda.Whichever kind of letter, the point is, you have taken the time to do something sweet. Bonus points for actually mailing it. 

Plan an evening with all their favourite things
Favourite wine? Check! Favourite snacks? Check! Pizza from favourite pizza place? CHECK! This is the easiest way to show someone you cherish them. An evening featuring all their fave things, you cannot fail.

Epic kiss goodbye
Throw all your PDA apprehension to the wind and go for that epic, over the top war time kiss! It’s a little excessive to do this all the time, but here and there a dramatic smooch is the perfect amount of romance. Just gauge the situation. Talk about leaving them wanting more!

Write them a Song
Yes, this does sound daunting. But if you’ve got the knack, go for it! We can’t all be Paul writing songs for Linda, but channel your inner John, there’s an “Oh Yoko!” inside all of us. 

Just Because Texts
It’s hard not to smile ear to ear when you get an unexpected text from that person saying they’re thinking of you, want to see you later or maybe they’ve just looked across the room and just needed to tell you how great you look. Yep, swoon.

Make a Mixtape
A personal favourite. When your own words just aren’t adequate enough it’s nice to know it’s all been said before – and to music. If the capacity to create an actual mixtape or CD isn’t there, a carefully curated playlist made special for someone is more than ok. An exclusive score to how you feel about someone is just about as dreamy as it gets.

Grab a warm drink and take a midnight stroll
Go out in the middle of the night when your city is quietest and walk around getting to know each other. Simple, easy…and it works.

Breakfast in Bed
It’s a classic for a reason. Waking up to food is basically the dream. Everyone loves to be treated like a King or Queen once in awhile, do it with a side of bacon. 

Plan a spontaneous road trip and/or make travel plans to see them
Spontaneity in and of itself has so many levels of romantic opportunity, accompany that with a quick trip to somewhere you’ve never visited together. Make it even more memorable with stops along the way. Alternatively, if you can’t be in the same city as your person, surprise them!

Go to the Local Amusement Park
While it may not always be in season, the amusement park date is time-honoured. Win prizes for each other at the standard carnival games, share cotton candy on the Ferris Wheel, take in the sights and sounds while holding hands. The innocence that comes with going to an amusement park is tender in itself, you can only be happy at the fair.

Give them a massage
Please. Need I say more?

Looking Back On The Best and Worst Moments of Teenage Romance

I think it’s safe to assume high-school was that incredibly awkward period of time in everyone’s life, where finding a place to fit in, literally anywhere, seemed merely impossible. You have no idea what you want to be or who you want to be. 

Getting permission from your parents to attend the first school dance or finding that perfect moment to kiss your crush, were among the most excrutiating and stressful moments in history. Every single earth shattering problem back then, seems so trivial now.

Today we are time travelling and taking a look at the best and worst moments of the teenage romance.

If given the opportunity, would you take a trip back in time and re-live your high school experience?  

 

Seeing your crush walking toward you in the hallway

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Attempting to flirt for the very first time

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Giving your best version of the “shimmy” to attract the opposite sex

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Catching the eye of the hottest boy in school!

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Getting permission from your parents to attend your first high-school dance

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Bonding with your friends over your failures in flirting

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Talking about S E X with your girl squad

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Saying those three words for the first time

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Ruining the perfect opportunity alone with your crush 

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Finding your moment to shine on the bus ride home

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And lastly saying “f*&k it” and going in hard for your first kiss  

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6 Essential Qualities Your Date Should Have

So you’ve jumped back into the dating game and have even started to test the waters with online dating. Making a decision to be active and putting yourself out there is the first step. But in order for your love life to be a success you need to understand what qualities are essential to look for in each date. Finding love and building a relationship is not exactly a walk in the park, however it can be made easier if we identify what is needed in the right person for us.

Here are 6 qualities to look for in your next date which will indicate whether or not they have the potential to be a great relationship partner:

  • Look for the way they choose to communicate with you

Simple indications of a good communicator are things like having him call you instead of texting, or asking about your day and opinion. The conversation should be easy going and free flowing and you shouldn’t have to feel like you are trying to squeeze an answer out of him.

  • See if their words line up with their actions

Make sure that they follow through with what they say and that there aren’t any signs of broken promises. Actions always speak louder than words, and at the end of the day it doesn’t how much he can promise you something, it’s whether or not he follows through with it.

  • Do they make you feel comfortable and safe?

A good date will not only bring you butterflies, but also make you feel comfortable in his company and safe. When someone gives you the freedom to be yourself and let your guard down it’s a good sign that they are aware of your feelings as well as mutual chemistry.

  • Is their behaviour consistent?

Dating in different social situations will give you an indication if they change according to their environment or the people around them. Do they change when they drink? Do they treat you differently when you are alone compared to when others are around? Be sure to date a man that stays consistent in his actions and words.

  • Are they respecting your time, opinion and personal space?

A great date will show his respect for you by not only turning up on time and paying attention to you but also by not forcing his agenda on you.  If someone is being too touchy feely or perhaps disagreeing with everything you say, or playing with his phone constantly …then he does not respect you.

  • Are they making the effort to romance you?

If a man doesn’t go to the effort to woo you in the beginning, then chances are you won’t be romanced for the rest of your time with him. He should want to impress you and make you feel special right from the start. This isn’t about demanding being spoiled, but rather seeing that he understands the importance of making you feel valued.

 

How to Make Camping Romantic

Every now and then, true spontaneously romantic moments occur between two people. The stars align, like the speckles in each other’s eyes when they meet, and a feeling of mystery and excitement consumes them. But in reality, these moments are few and far between, and one of the parties usually works pretty hard to manufacture the moment for the other. So like most great and memorable events in life, romance needs planning.

 

Camping with your other half can be the perfect time to plan some romance – all that quality time together in the beautiful outdoors with only the distractions of the birds and the bees to get you in the mood. There are, of course, many factors that may not be favorable to romance when roughing it in the wild, so a good sense of humor and some thorough planning is essential. Here are some ideas to help create some wild romantic moments to remember forever:

A fairytale setting

Pitch your tent in a quiet corner of the campsite near some trees. Set out a blanket, put candles in jars around your perimeter and hang fairy lights and lanterns to create a magical ambiance once the sun goes down. A babbling brook nearby will round it off nicely – just remember your ear plugs, or sleeping beauty might turn beast after a bad night’s sleep!

Go gourmet

A romantic meal for two can turn to ashes very quickly when cooking on a campfire. So avoid trying something new and stick to a simple favorite that is fool and fireproof. To add a gourmet treat to the menu, make some canapés together that don’t require cooking, and finish by toasting each other’s marshmallows.

Campfire cuddles

As the light dies, snuggle up together under a blanket with a bottle of wine, and enjoy the warmth and mystery of the campfire. Sitting up wind of the fire is a pro move to avoid being smoked out. Turn the chat towards memories of times spent together; your first date, a favorite place, an embarrassing encounter. Or take advantage of the lack of TV, and delve into the adventure of a kids book, taking turns to read out loud to each other.

I want you to wrap your arms around me by the fire and hold me tight, babe❤️:

Morning glory

Trade the clichéd sunset smooch with an early get up to watch the sunrise together. Pack a breakfast picnic and hike somewhere remote to enjoy a steamy coffee with with a killer view, and the glory of the morning all to yourselves.

Take Photos

If all else fails, take lots of selfies of your adventure together. If your trip turns to be more of a boot camp than a romantic getaway, then at least the photos will help you remember the good bits and forgot the other bits!

So if you’re up for giving camping romance a go, then take a look at some essential glamping accessories to get you inspired.

 

The Best Summer Date Ideas

Spring showers have ended, and the eye candy you have been chatting with online has accepted your invitation for a rendezvous!

Congratulations! You are in luck because summer is one of the best times of the year for memorable dates. See the list of the best summer date ideas below:

If you like the classic Dinner and a Movie

Why not try using the season to your advantage? Put a summer spin on it by doing it al fresco! Lots of places do outdoor screenings of classic films or cheesy b-list movies. Look up the title and show time online, grab a blanket, and some snacks BOOM you just organized a fun and creative date.

If you like charcuterie boards at quaint bistros

Why not try a decadent picnic? Late summer evenings outside enjoying delicious food and great company are highly conducive to sparkling conversation (especially if there is sparkling wine involved)! If temperatures dip then its all the more reason to snuggle up under a blanket!

If you like a laid-back pint at the pub

Why not try a chill dessert! There are so many options: ice cream, gelato, sorbet, froyo, its hard to go wrong. Are you a bubble gum guy going out for the first time with a tiger tail gal? Nip that in the bud right now! You guys are coming from different worlds, destined to be star-crossed lovers. Both get Oreo blizzards? Could be sundae soulmates…

If you like touring the art gallery/museum

Why not try the local observatory or better yet, a couple-friendly, light-pollution free spot (not that your momma didn’t already tell you this, but do NOT go with a stranger to a secluded area). Have a geeky affinity for astronomy? Now is your time to shine! Just like looking at those big, beautiful stars? Make up some constellations together! It’s next to impossible to have a bad time star-gazing with someone special

If you are broke as a joke

Try to push that thought out of your head! Summer is a perfect time to enjoy the great (and free) outdoors with someone special. No froufrou cocktail lounges are needed when you can whip up a tasty and reasonably priced batch of sangria! And all the special 3D effects at the deluxe movie theatres pale in comparison to the feeling of grass between your toes while you picnic by the lake.
Keep it easy breezy in the summer heat, but try and remember that your date took time out of his or her schedule to meet with you. A little planning can make you look fun, adventurous, and super thoughtful. In the end, all that matters is that you have a good time together. So pack some SPF and a smile and have your best summer yet!

Spring Clean Your Relationship Clutter

Spring is here! This is the time of year when people clear out their closets, clean their homes, and refresh their wardrobes. But what about the other stuff? The stuff that actually matters? The stuff that you bury in your heart? The stuff that you are too scared to face?

Yea, that stuff.

I call this relationship clutter. It’s old baggage from past relationships – baggage that we either consciously or subconsciously cling to. This clutter is the reason why you’ve found yourself in a cycle of mediocre, awful, or toxic relationships. If you feel as though your relationships seem to embody the same theme… it’s because they do. When you hold onto your relationship clutter, you’re holding onto those stories; you replay events over and over again, driving yourself to insanity. Then you find yourself going out on another date with another mistake because you have yet to learn your lesson.

It’s time for you to spring clean your relationship clutter. Let go of the stories, release the past, and make room for healthier, more fulfilling relationships. You can do so by following these 3 steps:

Recognize Your Clutter

Ask yourself: “What old relationship stories am I holding onto?” Are you holding onto stories of being cheated on? Being dumped? Or feeling neglected? Take some time to reflect back on your past relationships… What did you walk away with? How were you left feeling? Recognize each and every single one of these stories so that you can finally accept their presence in your life.

Acknowledge The Clutter’s Affect On Your Life

How does your old relationship clutter affect you? What type of impact does it have on new relationships? I’m going to assume the impact isn’t positive. When you hold onto past relationship stories, you’re allowing those stories to hold power over you. They will seep into every new relationship experience, tarnishing it from becoming something different. For example, if you’re holding onto stories of being cheated on, you’ll probably find yourself living a ‘victim’ mentality and won’t be willing to trust a new partner. This is how you end up in a toxic relationship cycle. Go ahead – take note of how each past experience holds power over your current life. If you want to gain your power back, you’ve got to clean out the clutter.

Release The Clutter

This step is all about your willingness to move forward. It’s time to release your old relationship clutter. This is where you start dropping F-Bombs, aka FORGIVENESS. You’re probably cringing at the F-word, but that’s because you don’t fully understand how forgiveness serves you. Forgiveness does not condone another person’s actions; it’s about allowing yourself the freedom to let go. The more anger and resentment you hold against another human being, the stronger the bond. Think about it… Remember your ex? The one who cheated on you? How many times a day do you think about them? How have your thoughts about them negatively impacted new relationships? You’ve basically rendered yourself powerless to this person! It’s time to let go. Forgive them, forgive yourself, and cut the ropes that keep you tied to your past. Clean out every single piece of relationship clutter from your subconscious knowing that by doing so, you’ll create space for healthier, more positive relationships. FYI: If you’re having difficulty with this step, I would question your willingness to actually create change.

Relationship clutter is comprised of all our old wounds, hurts, and scars. But guess what? These things heal! You just have to allow them the opportunity to heal. It’s time for you to get rid of that stuff. It’s time for you to rid yourself of these old wounds. And Spring is the perfect time to begin cleaning out your relationship clutter.

The 5 Most Romantic Hotels In North America

When you’re planning a vacation with your significant other, you likely want to stay at a romantic hotel that surrounds you with beauty and sets the tone for romance, immediately putting you and your loved one in a blissful state of serenity. Most of us don’t get very many opportunities to go on vacation, so it’s important that we stay somewhere amazing! Here are 5 romantic hotels that are sure to blow your mind:

1. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

The bedroom's beautiful mountain view at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village
The bedroom’s beautiful mountain view at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre


Nestled in the heart of Whistler Village in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, this beautiful hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

The full-service, award-winning Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre boasts slope-side accommodation and spacious private residence-style suites with full kitchens, cozy fireplaces and balconies that offer fresh mountain air and breathtaking views that make you feel like you’re in a Winter Wonderland.

Its prime location in Whistler is ideal for sightseeing, dining and shopping as well as easy access to a host of year-round adventures, Whistler-style. There are many romantic winter activities you and your loved one can discover nearby, such as snow-shoeing under the stars, cross country skiing among snow-covered pines, walking to the beautiful lost lake, or relaxing at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village hot-tub surrounded by snowy mountains.

The romantic hot tub surrounded by mountains at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village.
Outdoor hot tub surrounded by mountains at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

Whether you vacation at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous scenery and an

View from balcony in suite at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Suites
View from balcony in suite at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

array of year-round activities at your fingertips. Nearby glacier lakes sparkle emerald green in the summer, while in the winter you might opt for a snow-shoeing venture under the stars with your loved one.

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre at nighttime

 

2. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

westinmaui3Located on the beautiful and romantic Hawaiian island of Maui, the Westin Maui Resort and Spa is a luxury beachfront resort on the famous Kaanapali Beach.

 The resort boasts layers of luxury ocean front pools and hot tubs with a perfect view of that gorgeous Hawaiian sunset. At night, the resort lights twinkle and the pool and hot tub change colours to create a majestic feeling for couples to enjoy.

The Westin Maui’s ocean view suites will take your breath away. Your private balcony is the perfect sanctuary to enjoy the surreal Hawaiian sunrise and sunset. The resort’s grounds breathe the essence of Hawaii with lagoons, Hawaiian flowers and happily swimming swans.

Rent a cabana for two on the beach or enjoy poolside drink service with your loved one. Take a walk along the Kaanapali strip where there is a variety of beachfront restaurants and live traditional Hawaiian music.

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An ocean view suite at sunset at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa

 

3. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

 

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Photo courtesy: fairmont.com

Can you imagine what it would be like to stay in a hotel right on a beautiful Canadian glacier lake? Book a room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and you will see just how romantic of an experience it is. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is located in Alberta’s Banff National Park, and it is surrounded by the stunning Victoria Glacier and its sparkling emerald green lake, Lake Louise.

From ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides in the Winter, to hiking, canoeing and horseback riding in the Summer, this hotel is majestic any time of year and offers luxury accommodation in a serene and breathtakingly beautiful location. It’s no wonder ABC’s The Bachelor chose the Fairmont Lake Louise as one of their romantic getaways to feature.

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Bachelor & Bachelorette at the stunning Fairmont Château Lake Louise

 

4. The Beach House Hotel at Hermosa Beach

hermosa1This California hotel on Hermosa Beach is an amazing couples retreat due to its unique loft-style spacious rooms with gorgeous ocean views. Being a beach-front hotel, The Beach House Hotel at Hermosa Beach is perfect for those romantic moonlight strolls as the beach boasts a pier that stretches into the moonlit ocean.The romantic and spacious balconies are the perfect spot to have a glass of wine while watching the sunset.

Cozy up by the fireplace at night if it’s chilly, because each suite has its own fireplace.

 

 

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Suite with balcony and ocean view

5. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

New York is a romantic city to visit for so many reasons: sight-seeing in a horse and carriage for two, fine-dining in some of the world’s best restaurants, and that view from the Empire State building. You can’t go wrong with a room near the iconic Central Park, and the luxurious Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is a great hotel choice while staying in New York with your significant other.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park boasts luxury rooms with captivating Central Park views in a fabulous central location.

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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Whether you enjoy ice skating at Rockefeller Center or a sleigh ride in the Winter, a stroll in Central Park surrounded by the many beautiful colours of Fall’s leaves, or spend summer nights touring the city and fine-dining on patios, any season is a great season to visit NYC.