Even though Valentine's Day has passed, love is still in the air! This week we are focusing on romantic love and playful love. Romantic love is an emotional feeling of love for, or a strong attraction towards another person. Playful love is a type of love that is friendly, flirtatious and fun. Here are some tips on how these loves are practiced.
Elements Needed to Practice Romantic Love
1. Learn Yourself
As we get older, our interests change with the external influences we experience. We constantly have to grow and adapt to the different stages of life. While doing so, we are learning more about ourselves every day. Understanding what we like and dislike will help a romantic partner cater to specific wants and needs. If you don’t know yourself, it will be difficult for others to understand you.
2. Be Spontaneous
You don’t have to have to plan something extravagant, months in advance to have a good time with your partner. Have natural, carefree moments where you both are just enjoying each other’s company. Those are usually the best, most memorable times.
3. Pay Attention to Detail
The little things really do matter. Pay attention to your partner’s interests and hobbies. It will show you care about their passions and you’re willing to go the extra mile to put a smile on their face. Chances are, they would much rather spend time with you while doing what they love.
Elements Needed to Practice Playful Love
1. Be Adventurous
The world is a big place. Go out and have a good time with your close friends. Have fun, take trips, and appreciate each other’s company. Healthy friendships give you someone to lean on while you both explore life.
2. Have an Open Mind
People have very different backgrounds and values they hold. Try not to shut out certain things because it doesn’t fit in the box of your usual norm. Allow yourself to experience different things with friends that may not live the same lifestyle as you. If you don’t like something after you’ve tried then that’s fair. But, don’t place limits on yourself because you aren’t used to things.
3. Set Clear Intentions
Make sure both you and your friend know the parameters of your relationship. Don’t assume your friend understands the dynamic. Communicate both of your boundaries and expectations of the friendship so lines don’t get blurred.