Give with Love During Lockdown

17 Jun

Whether you are two dates or two hundred dates in, it's important to keep the connection alive at a time like this. Is there anything more romantic than the traditional love letter? Or perhaps you can share a Pinterest board for your next vacation.


The current situation around the world has put a temporary hold on a lot of things. The start of a blossoming relationship, the first holiday together, meeting the parents, or moving in together. Whatever the situation, whether you were two dates or two hundred in, it’s especially important to keep the love alive at a time like this.


Giving improves relationships and a true gift is given without obligation to the recipient. Gifts are a great way to show affection when you can’t be there in person. Sending that special someone something thoughtful, a gesture from the heart will go a long way. You don’t need to spend a lot of money either! Keeping costs low and the thought process high will probably have a more beneficial outcome than breaking the bank on something that has no meaning to your significant other.

Write a love letter

Is there anything more romantic than the traditional love letter? I don’t think so. Write down your feelings and the things you have been missing about your partner, throw in some compliments and voila! You have yourself a love letter. It doesn’t have to be Shakespearean-just some kind, heartfelt words will really go a long way.

Send your favorite book

If you have a book that has had a positive influence in your life, share the joy and send it on. Alternatively, if there is a book that you want to start reading that you think your partner would enjoy, why don’t you order two copies and get one delivered to your partner. If you’re feeling extra romantic, you can go one step further and read to each other over the phone or on a video call.

Make Plans

Booking holidays may be on hold for now but don’t let that stop you from thinking about the future. As humans, we feel happier when we have something to look forward to. Create a shared board on Pinterest, where together you can add places you want to visit. Before you know it, you’ll be planning your next romantic getaway!

Picture Perfect

If you have a phone or a camera full of photos together, consider having them printed and sending them to your partner. Lots of online printers are still operating so you won’t have to leave the house and you can get them delivered right to their door. Depending on the seriousness of your relationship, making them photobook of your memories together can also be an option.

Plant for life

Sending flowers is definitely a romantic gesture but it comes with an unfortunately small life span. Consider sending them a house plant instead. Having a plant to take care of and watch grow will not only boost their mood but plants can also increase productivity and reduce stress. Make sure your partner’s space can accommodate that Yucca before placing any orders.

Whatever gift or gesture you choose, send it safely and with love and attention.

However, if you’re single and looking for love, someone truly special who shares your outlook on life, your hopes and dreams, your sense of humour, look no further than Maclynn International. Get in touch today – fall in love tomorrow

by Rachel Vida MacLynn

Founder & CEO

Rachel Vida Maclynn is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation.More by this author

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