“I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
‘Come in,’ she said, ‘I’ll give you shelter from the storm'”
— Bob Dylan
Sometimes that’s all it takes. Maybe we’re all just looking for a little shelter.
When’s the last time you went out of your way to show some true affection to your other half? If your romantic memories all consist of Hulu and pizza, maybe it’s time for some passion.
April’s National Couple Appreciation Month is the right time to show some sweet overtures.
Couple Appreciation Month timeline
- 2011 & 2018
In a true act of couple appreciation, more than 22 million viewers around the world tuned in to watch a pair of princes and princesses marry. Our fascination with the ceremonies shows that people really do love love.
Sonny and Cher released "I Got You Babe"" Put your little hand in mine
There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb"
It's such an iconic tribute to romance that we're leaving the date of Sonny and Cher's divorce off of our timeline.
Taj Mahal lovingly dedicated
India's emperor Shah Juhan commissioned the architectural wonder, the Taj Mahal palace, in honor of his late queen, Mumtaz Mahal. The tribute is now one of the seventh wonders of the world. #Goals
Shakespeare puts love in words
The playwright and poet published epic romantic sonnets and stories. The author so powerfully described the couples' experience of desire and passion that many modern romantic films and novels are based to some degree on Shakespeare's characters and stories.
Couple Appreciation Month Activities
Put it in writing
Want to add a special touch? Jot down a line or two from a romantic poem or love song.
Instead of dropping cash on a big gesture, take your one-and-only to the spot where you proposed or where you first met.
Making food together seems to stir up passion. Don't know how? Choose from about 175 million recipes online. You do have an internet connection, yes?
Why We Love Couple Appreciation Month
It’s an excuse to revive the romance
The flames of romantic love can sometimes flicker out when left unattended. That’s why it’s good to have a reminder every now and then. Celebrate by showing some extra appreciation in April, and just see if they don’t get a little excited.
It’s a whole month long
Valentine’s Day only lasts 24 hours, but National Couple Appreciation Month lasts a whole *consults calculator*... 720 hours! Having a weekly date night in April means four or five special nights instead of just one.
It’s all about your sweetie
Let’s face it — you fell for your significant other for a reason. Maybe she’s got the brightest smile on the planet or he’s the best dancer in town. Couple Appreciation Month is about appreciating the things that made you fall, and maybe even finding a reason to fall harder.