Haha, interesting topic! I don't have much of a love life at the moment, but when I have we do a lot of things. He'll read some of my writing, and then talk about it after (plus it gives him some ideas) or we will cuddle up on the couch and watch an old movie like Gone With The Wind. Or we will take a bath together, candles lit and I'll read out loud from a favorite book. There are many more ideas and such, but these are some of my favorites!
Now I'm a loyal fan! After seventeen years of marriage things have sort of fizzled in this area. To hear it's alive and well in a 22 year marriage is reassuring. I will try these simple things mentioned. No promises though, I am reeeaaalllyyy rusty at this......
If you're romantic life has fizzled, I suggest take it slow, don't bombard her with romance or she might be wary. Maybe one day this week send her some flowers, and a gift basket of bath items, with a card that simply states you were thinking of her and how much you love her and the things she does. She'll really appreciate it! Plus, I think including things like bath items or something other than just flowers shows you are thinking of her relaxing and taking it easy, not just giving her something that will die in a few days. Talk about a romance killer, looking at flowers wilting! Good luck and keep us posted!
I have no problems going into those stores by myself, I'm not desperate, just comfortable enough in my own skin to appreciate my sexuality. Though, it is uncomfortable to be browsing around when there is a seventy year old man down the aisle from you! It's like stating to my own grampa, "Hey gramps! Look at your little grand daughter now, she's a perve!"