And there’s something to be said for leaving the stress of departure lounges and hire cars for a holiday further along in your relationship.Plus, with plenty of quaint cottages to rent and country hotels to visit, a staycation is a fun and affordable romantic holiday option.Or you could go for a gastronomic-style holiday with a trip to France or Italy – think buttery croissants, lovely coffee and the best ice-creams you’ll ever share.
Cheap online travel agents like Expedia are teeming with affordable holiday packages – often still with quality airlines and five-star accommodation included.
There are some great places in Europe to visit too – Portugal, for example, is surprisingly cheap, amazingly hot and home to some breathtaking views.
So if you’re looking for sun, sea, turtles, elephants and great food, it sounds like they’ve got romantic thing down.
The Lake District, for example, has scenery that inspired William Wordsworth to put pen (or quill, more likely) to paper and write his famous daffodil poem.
There’s cream teas and impressive cliffs to be found if you head for the Devonshire coastline, as well as city-breaks galore.
The long-haul For some, nothing but the blue of the Indian Ocean or the fiery heat of South America will do when it comes to romance. Jetting off to far-flung shores often guarantees you not only good weather but one of those, epic, we’ll-remember-forever type holidays.
There are places aplenty too – but this year’s favourite has to be Sri Lanka.
Check out our Great Date Guide for some ideas on where to go – all voted for by e Harmony members.
The mini-break Four days for a first holiday is a nice length – enough time to relax and enjoy yourselves, and not so much time that you’re counting down the days until you get the bathroom to yourself again.
, so we’ve put together a few romantic holiday ideas to get you started.
The staycation Britain can be a pretty beautiful place when the sun shines.