How to be romantic? Everyone struggles with this issue at some point, whether its your first crush or trying to keep the romance alive in a marriage. While day to day life might get in the way of being a full time Romeo, there are little things you can do that will add up to an overall bigger positive impact on your relationship with your partner. The following ideas are written for guys looking to add romance to their relationship with their girlfriend or wife, but you can change the gender to suit your case, these would work equally well with guys.
1. Take her car for the dayHave it washed and vacuumed. Get the oil changed and take care of any other needed repairs or maintenance. Deliver it back both cleaner and safer – this will remind her that you do value her safety, security and comfort.2. Ask her out for a dateReally ask her just like you did in the beginning. Call her and say the words. Let her know you don’t take her, or the time you share together for granted.3. Get tickets to an upcoming concert of showTake a look at who is coming to your area and surprise her with tickets. For even more fun, invite a few other couples to go, too, and rent a limo to keep the partying safe.4. Coordinate a girl’s night outCall some of her best friends and arrange for them to pick her up and take her out.5. Arrange a movie nightGrab a couple of classics or current releases she may have missed, but would like to watch. Pick up a bottle of wine, some of her favorite hors d’oeuvres and get the fireplace going.6. Surprise her by bringing lunch to her workShow-up, unannounced, with lunch for two. This is the time to have flowers delivered or bring with you. The flowers will remind her of your visit, and to be honest, she will enjoy showing them to her co-workers as testament to having such a thoughtful man in her life who loves her very much.7. If she lives away from her parents or relatives, buy her an airline ticket (round-trip, of course)She will appreciate your recognition of the importance for her to continue developing and enjoying these relationships, too.8. Make her something with your handsIt can be a special card, a piece of pottery, or something from your workshop. The point is to put yourself into the gift – something unique from your heart to hers.9. Plan a weekend get-a-way. It doesn’t have to be far away, only far enough to provide for some new scenery and a change-of-pace.10. Take her back to the place of your first dateLet her know if you had to do it all over again, you would.
With the weekend upon us, it is the perfect time to rev up your romance with any of the ideas above. Or come up with your own that are special to the particular quirks that make your relationship work. In the wise words of Esai Morales “I love bringing roses to a woman when she least expects it.”