Fall in love with electric flame

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s the season when the subject of love leaps to mind.  A common refrain at this time of year is the idea of a romantic evening at home, perhaps cuddling up with a loved one in front of a flickering fire…

But what is it that makes this image so appealing?  There have been a number of speculations, including one particular study that concluded people are more social around a fire, and that it even helps lower blood pressure.


Gathering about a fire often involves quiet conversation, reminiscence and storytelling.  It encourages us to focus on the immediate moment and those we are sharing it with.  It’s only natural therefore, that fire has always been so closely linked to the idea of romance; the warm glow of firelight is a common motif in so many romantic moments in fiction.  Even in real life, taking some time out in the firelight can be a way for some couples to reconnect at the end of a long week.

But log fires aren’t such a common feature in the modern home.  Considerations of air quality, fuel costs and appropriate ventilation in newer buildings can all complicate our attempts at finding love in the firelight.

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So how can you ignite the romance in your own home this Valentine’s Day?  Electric flame can provide the ambience you seek, and all at the touch of a button, and they come in a variety of styles, budgets and flame effects

A Dimplex electric fire can help you create a romantic atmosphere that will last the entire evening without any need to add fuel, so the only sparks you need worry about are between you and your partner.