By Sharon Williams

Valentine’s Day is a day to show the one you love how much you

love them dearly and care about them. Our black love is different from other loves because black love is expressed through soul food cooking, soul music, cultural experiences, strength, creativity, and sacrifices. I would like to give you some suggestions on how to show your loved one how much you love them.

  1. Find a soulful love song that expresses how you feel about that special someone in your life.
  2. Write a love letter or poem to express how you feel about that special person.
  3. Cook them a soulful meal that they like, or take them to a special restaurant.
  4. Pamper them with a back massage, foot massage, pedicure, manicure, or bubble bath.
  5. Give them their favorite flowers or jewelry.
  6. Buy them chocolate candy or their favorite sweets.
  7. Buy them or give them something special that shows you are a good listener when it comes to what they want or need.
  8. Spend quality time with them.
  9. Try something new like role playing or sexy lingerie to make the night more interesting.
  10. Take your mate or loved one somewhere they’ve never been before that you think they would enjoy.
  11. Try to take pictures or videos so they can look back on it one day.

Try to do at least three of these suggestions, and I am sure it will keep your black love strong and give your special loved one a Valentine’s Day they will cherish forever.

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