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We've already talked quite a bit about holidays and other special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries that include food. So, now, let's think about the ways to share food on a daily basis. Each time of day gives you one more chance to be romantic and generous, and to do one small favor for the love of your life.

Breakfast

Breakfast in bed has to be near the top of the list of romantic things to do. Surprising your lover with a meal garnished with a rose is a classic move. Sharing breakfast together in a hotel following an evening of passion adds to the memories of a night together. Bringing your partner a hot meal when he or she is sick is a kind and thoughtful gesture. Everything from a full meal to a simple piece of fruit or a glass of juice can be served in a horizontal position to someone you love. It's a great way to start the day.

Many nighttime seductions begin with a morning compliment.

Still, there can be more to the first meal of the day than breakfast in bed. If you think in terms of building and bonding, sharing the morning meal is a wonderful habit to start. Families who manage to spend this quality time together are often better off. Later in life, an empty nest seems a little less empty when you take the time to begin a morning with someone you love. You can talk politics, gossip, or make idle chatter. Remember to put the paper down and look at each other instead.

Brunch

Some people like to eat halfway between breakfast and lunch. Sunday brunch is very popular in hotels and restaurants. Going out for a leisurely midmorning meal on a day off or holiday is another way to turn simple eating into something more special. Dual-career couples without kids (DINKS, as they are sometimes called) seem to be especially good candidates for regular brunches. It gives them the opportunity to share a meal and spend some extra time together on the weekend following a hectic workweek. Brunch gives you a relatively inexpensive meal, time together, and no one has to cook or clean up!

Lunch

Lunch often conjures up the idea of a “quickie.” This can either be the food you devour or something else. Working couples can rendezvous at restaurants to relax, visit, and make plans. While you're there, you can also flirt and plant the seed for what you would like to have happen that night. The pace of lunch is often a little more rushed, but it's still a good idea to get together every once in a while anyway.

Dinner

Since we've already talked about dinner dates and meals for each other, there isn't much more to say about the nightly meal. Except for these ideas:

  • Have a “fantasy” meal where you dress up like Antony and Cleopatra or some other famous couple.

  • Feed your partner an entire meal. The rule is, he or she can't touch any food but can touch everything else.

  • Teach your lover how to fix your favorite recipe.

  • Learn to cook something new together.

Dinner is close to bedtime. Heavy meals may slow you down, so dine light when the next course is going to be intimate. Or, fool around first; then take your time savoring a candlelit dinner afterward. Rather than letting the clock set your dining schedule, let your heart lead the way.

Midnight Snacks

At the end of the evening, there's nothing nicer than sharing a piece of cake, a few bites of pie, some chips, or whatever your favorite snack happens to be with your partner. It's a small moment to interact and share your tastes. Sometimes it's the simple things that stand out.

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