Cupid's Pulse Article: Surprise! Janet Jackson is Not EngagedCupid's Pulse Article: Surprise! Janet Jackson is Not Engaged

The rumor mill may be rampant with talk of Janet Jackson’s engagement to boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana, but the rumor has turned out to be false.  According to Us Weekly, the singer set the record straight at the New York premiere of For Colored Girls.  In spite of the fact that her beau has yet to pop the question, he did take his lady for a romantic vacation in Sardinia this summer.  Marriage or no, it looks like Al Mana treats his lady like a queen.How can you surprise your mate?

Cupid’s Advice:

Saying, “Honey, I’m home” at the same time each day isn’t much of a surprise.  But, doing something out of your normal routine helps keep a relationship interesting.  Though surprise vacations are always nice, ordering takeout instead of cooking can also qualify.

1. Make your mate feel special: In this case, it really is the thought that counts.  The fact that you planned something different to surprise your mate just may be all your partner needs to feel special.

2. Flowers and candy: Sometimes keeping romance simple and traditional is all you need to spice things up.  Send flowers to her at work so that she blushes as all her coworkers look on with jealousy.

3. Keep things fresh: If you haven’t done it, it’s new to you.  Start pursuing a unique hobby together or take a trip somewhere neither of you have ever been, even if it’s close to home.