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Check out this list of recession-friendly ways to connect with your guy.

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This week, Lemondrop posted a smart and thrifty way to keep romance alive during the recession. Writer Steph Auteri describes how she lost her job, and date night with her husband soon followed. But instead of declaring romance dead, Steph began brainstorming.

The result? Six cheap and sexy ideas to re-connect with her guy.

Some examples here:

Cook Together: You have to eat anyway, right? According to Auteri, working side-by-side will evoke a sense of teamwork making you two feel connected. Our suggestion: Pick a theme (i.e.: Little Italy, Oriental Express, or Turkish Delight) and experiment with different types of cuisines. Trying your hand at a new dish will allow you to make culinary snafus together which will seal your bond. And note this: Scientists say guys open up more when they're not sitting face to face. So start chopping and chatting!

Double Date: You know you haven't seen your best friend in months anyway, so use date night as an excuse to catch up. Plan a "wine and game night" at your house and bust out the Monopoly, Pictionary, or Trivial Pursuit. Who knows, maybe all the friendly competition will trigger some fiery lovemaking later.

Get Lost Together: Get in the car and drive aimlessly or wander out your door and stroll through a neighborhood you've always wanted to explore. Having no final destination will evoke a sense of excitement and adventure. Our tip: Pack a picnic basket with champagne and chocolate and park yourselves in a secluded area for an overdue make-out session.

Check out the complete list here.

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
lawew March 2, 2009, 4:57 AM

She was said to be found by her fans on a celebrity and millionaire dating site named ” ——————————”.. Is it really her?

Angelique March 24, 2009, 9:31 PM

My ex-husband’s idea of a date night was playing with himself to XXX videos, XXX magazines and printing pictures of spread eagle women off the internet, while I went places by myself. Do you believe this same guy wanted to stay married and celebrate a 25th anniversary with me? When I wanted a divorce, he cried and squirmed like a weasel. I loved every minute of the divorce. He was balding before the divorce and by the end of the divorce he was a complete bowling ball head.

RC June 11, 2009, 2:14 PM

Date nights should be mandatory in every marriage. Eventually both partners are over whelmed and under appreciated, an affair or divorce waiting to happen. I would really wish that my husband would realize how important time together would be but unfortunately I’m not important enough to warrant his time.

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