Couples that have been together for a while settle down and become comfortable with each other. They often take for granted the other person will always be there. This is a mistake because, once the romance is gone, the relationship will follow. It takes effort to keep romance alive in a long term relationship. Planning romantic dinners or outings is an important step in making sure the relationship will continue to flourish.
Going out for dinner is generally a habit for many couples. They frequent their favorite restaurants that were discovered together when they began dating. This is all well and good, but sometimes it is important to discover new places as a couple. A romantic night out might include a new restaurant neither has yet tried. Securing a reservation and planning out the evening is the best way to ensure everything goes well on a romantic outing. It is an investment in the future of the relationship.