I think most of us wish we had a little more romance in our lives.
I know I do. Being physically disabled is great for parking, but it makes it really hard to meet guys. However it’s not just single guys and gals wishing for a little more love. We lead busy lives and often married and dating couples are left feeling a little, well, neglected.
It’s why, I believe, so many of us enjoy romance books. We’re living vicariously through the heroines of our favourite stories, enjoying their romances so we can ignore that the most exciting thing that happened to us today was finding a quarter on the sidewalk.
But here is the important thing: Romance is a thing we create for ourselves, not something we sit passively waiting for someone else to bring to us.
You don’t need a partner—you can be single and still have romantic lives. If you’re dating or married, you don’t have to wait for them to show you they care. You can make romance happen for both of you.
There are lots of ‘romantic challenges’ stopping us from having the fairytale life we dream about. We’re busy, we have kids, we can’t find a date and we wouldn’t know how to be romantic if we wanted to. I empathise, really.
So I have created what I hope is a solution. Once a week on my blog, Macabre Seduction, I write about an activity, craft project or tip to make your life more romantic. Each tip has a ‘single’ and a ‘dating’ version and they’re designed to be flexible in regards to time and money.
The blog updates on Wednesdays, and if you try any of my romance tips, I would love to hear back from you on the blog. Tell me what worked, tell me what went horribly wrong and tell me if you would do it all again.
Since we’re all here, and I can sense my gorgeous and charming editor frowning at me across time and space, I’ll mention my upcoming book, which is coming out on the 23rd of July. It’s my first ever novel and it’s so ridiculously raunchy, I can’t believe I actually wrote it.
But Zaide, I hear you say. Where do I find all these wonderful blog posts and first novels?
So now I want to know: What is your best romantic tip? Or better yet, what is your best romantic disaster? Let me know in the comments!