Creative Romance Month – February 2023

Creative Romance Month is celebrated in February, in a lasting tradition that aims to encourage everyone to find creative ways to rekindle their romance and take the time to show love, unusually, to that special someone.

History of Creative Romance Month

February is the month of love and romance, and we are ready to show an abundance of it. The month of valentine also doubles as Creative Romance Month.

This month, find creative ways to love yourself and the people you care about and who are special to you. Creative Romance Month aims to encourage you to commit quality time to rekindle your romance with a loved one and find new and exciting ways to make your relationship more fun and romantic.

To kick things off, you can initiate a surprise getaway to an unknown destination or an in-home nude blindfold game to get your partner excited and turned up. Or, plan a surprise outdoor movie-screening picnic in the park and invite friends to come along with their partners to make it extra special.

You don’t need to go over the top. The small but sincere gestures like a candlelight dinner on a rooftop to enjoy the night’s stars or placing sticky notes with kind and romantic words where your partner will see them when you’re away are often the most meaningful and charming ways to show affection.

Spending quality time together and putting in extra efforts to organize these unusually romantic gestures is arguably the best gift you can give a loved one to serve as a constant reminder of how much you care about them.

Creative Romance Month gives us a reason to think outside the box and stun the people we love with huge gestures of romantic intent. So much so that they fall in love with us over again.

Creative Romance Month timeline

496 A.D.
Pope Gelasius Establishes Valentine’s Day

The Feast of Saint Valentine, which is the basis for the modern Valentine’s Day holiday, is appointed to be celebrated on February 14 by Pope Gelasius I in honor of Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on this date in 269 A.D.

1597
“Romeo and Juliet” Is Published

Shakespeare’s widely acclaimed "Romeo and Juliet", which opens people’s eyes to chivalry and romantic acts, is first published.

2019
The Oldest Valentine’s Card Is Auctioned

The world's oldest Valentine’s card, believed to have been handwritten in 1790, sells at an auction for £7,000.

2021
A Postmodern Review

Bode and Kushnick undertake a comprehensive review of romantic love from a biological perspective and propose a biological definition for it.

Creative Romance Month FAQs

What is the origin of Creative Romance Month?

The annually celebrated Creative Romance Month’s history is unknown, but that shouldn’t stop us from observing it and taking extra steps to show love to loved ones in a creative way.

How do I celebrate Creative Romance Month?

Make simple but charming efforts towards growing your love by spending regular quality time with a loved one during this month. Go on a surprise trip with them if you can and Indulge their romantic fantasies.

Who came up with Creative Romance Month?

The initiator of Creative Romance Month is unknown. However, we suspect it has something to do with February being Valentine’s month!

Creative Romance Month Activities

  1. Make simple but charming efforts

    Spending more than regular and quality time with a loved one to appreciate their love is the reason for Creative Romance Month. During this time of the year, make simple but meaningful romantic gestures by thinking outside the box of the several things you are expected to do to remind them of how much you care about them. And make them fall in love over again.

  2. Go on a surprise trip

    Kick off Creative Romance Month by initiating a surprise getaway to an unknown destination for your partner. It’s arguably the best way to spend quality time together and rekindle your romance. Instead of the usual way of telling them you've planned a trip for two, drop tiny hints about the trip over several days or weeks to get them curious, and to build anticipation.

  3. Indulge your romantic fantasies

    There’s no better way to celebrate Creative Romance Month than indulging your partner’s romantic fantasies! It can be something as simple as a romantic candlelight dinner on a rooftop to enjoy the stars.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Romance

  1. Its effects are still being studied

    The psychology behind how romantic love develops, the several ways it manifests, and how long it lasts are subject to continued research by scientists.

  2. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” story is true

    Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is believed to be a true event that took place in 1303.

  3. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s death

    In what is considered one of the most romantic moments in history, Queen Victoria was said to have never fully recovered from Prince Albert’s death in 1861; she only wore black clothing and was referred to as the ‘Widow of Windsor’ up until her death at 81 in 1876.

  4. Shakespeare’s sonnets celebrated a brown-skinned lady

    Some of the most acclaimed romantic poetry of all time, Shakespeare’s sonnets 127 — 154 celebrated the beauty of a mysterious brown-skinned lady with lines such as "Thy black is fairest in my judgment’s place" and stating that “beauty herself is black."

  5. For love, Edward VIII stopped being king

    The British monarch Edward VIII gave up the throne in 1936 for Wallis Simpson, an American socialite he met in 1931, sparking a crisis that rocked the monarchy.

Why We Love Creative Romance Month

  1. It’s endearing

    Who doesn't enjoy being showered with love? As much as our daily lives and struggles might make it nearly impossible to dote our affection on a loved one, the rarity of this kind of celebration makes it so special and endearing when it’s eventually done. Creative Romance Month reminds us to care for and stay endeared to the ones we love this time of the year.

  2. It reminds us of why we love

    The month of love and romance helps us go back in time to relive the experience of the burning desire of want we had for someone at the very beginning. It inspires us to reminisce about the lovely moments we shared in the past. It opens our eyes to the magnitude of importance loved ones hold in our lives, and the reason we love them deeply.

  3. It strengthens our bond

    Observing Creative Romance Month and committing to putting in the effort needed to express the simple but sincere gestures that are the most meaningful and charming ways to show affection and rekindle a romance with a loved one can often strengthen bonds. Gestures like showing loved ones some extra tender loving care with a relaxing massage or pampering them with a warm bubble bath with their favorite scents, candles, and soft music can sometimes create a lasting affection.

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