Winter days can be a little annoying sometimes, especially if you are sensitive to the cold. However, winter weather is also ideal for sweet, romantic and cozy times with your partner. And not to mention it’s also the holiday season, probably making it the warmest and friendliest period of the year, which allows for more meaningful human connections. Whether you’ve already met your soulmate or still are in the flirting phase of a promising relationship, you two can fully enjoy what winter has best to offer to couples. So here are a few ideas to help you have a super cozy and romantic winter!

Get some basics

Let’s start with the beginning. The first step to transforming your long winter months into a succession of delightful days with your partner is to get yourselves some basic items. But don’t worry, you don’t need much to set a genuine atmosphere. You actually only need one or two essential items to really get that cozy vibe in your interior and chances are, you already own them.

So for a bit of romanticism and coziness at the same time, don’t hesitate to buy or make your own candles. Winter scented candles are perfect but the classic vanilla scent works just fine. Add to that a large warm plaid to snuggle under during your stay-at-home date nights, and you’re good to go! If you want to go further though, you can also add more things to your list of basics, such as fairy lights, mugs, comfy sweaters or a good pair of slippers. And you’re ready to face the cold together!

Spend more quality time together

Winter doesn’t have to be boring. There are tons of fun activities you can do during this time of the year and they are even more fun when you do them with your significant other! Let your imagination speak and go on more indoor and outdoor dates. If you’re still not convinced, here are a few examples of the many things you can do together:

  • Comfortably watch a series together
  • Take a long warm bath
  • Massage each other
  • Learn a new dance move
  • Go ice-skating
  • Rent a cabin for a weekend
  • Read a book together

The list of romantic activities you can do during the winter time is endless!

Ditch technology

When you are reunited for your romantic and cozy date, try to avoid anything that could potentially distract you from the present moment. We’re talking about the television, your laptop, and smartphones… The only exception is if you want to play some nice music in the background. But apart from that, turn off your electronic devices and simply live the moment.

You’ll find yourselves appreciating the calm surrounding you and you will be more open to having deep conversations with your partner. You will learn to know each other a little bit more, even if you have been in a relationship for a while. There is always something new to discover about your soulmate so this is a great opportunity.

Use your cooking skills

What would winter be like without its comfort foods that have this curious ability to bring you back to your childhood days instantly? This is a fitting occasion for your inner chefs to spend hours together in the kitchen concocting and simmering your favorite recipes while sharing little anecdotes. If you can get the ingredients, you can even try to cook new winter dishes from other cultures, like a French beef bourguignon stew or a Japanese ramen.

And why not make hot drink recipes? For example, there are a number of different ways to take your hot chocolate to a whole new level. And if you have never made your own mulled wine, this is the time!

Have a cozy first date

The activities above are not specifically aimed towards couples, whether new or established. Let’s say you’ve recently met someone through online dating and you’re thrilled to finally have your first date. You can make this date an incredible experience by choosing a cozy activity with your match. Maybe forget about the conventional first date in a bar, and offer to go ice-skating or wine-tasting or to go to a hockey game. If you feel like they’re the one, the more fun you have, the more you’ll get closer and that will help you start a successful relationship.