25 ways to be romantic  

amberabercrombie 38F
11929 posts
2/10/2006 9:07 am

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5/23/2006 6:46 pm

25 ways to be romantic

For all you love bugs out there, I found this and loved the quote and suggestions so I thought I would post them for yall....

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.

Here are some simple, fun, and
thoughtful ways to be romantic:

1) Have his portrait painted from a photograph.

2) Buy a guide book for the city or region where you live. Visit someplace you've never been before.

3) Surprise her by giving her a gift on your birthday. First, you'll surprise the heck out of her! Second, you'll experience the truth that "It's as much fun to give as it is to receive."

4) Send her a birthday card every day for a month!

5) Write him a little love note; insert it in the book he's reading.

6) Brush her hair for her. Be gentle. (my all time favorite thing, I melt the minute a man touches my hair)

7) Carve her initials and yours in a tree.

Give her a bottle of champagne as a "thank you" for doing the grocery shopping.

9) Revive chivalry.Women love a real Gentleman. SO TRUE!!!!!

Open her car door.
Hold her dinner chair.
Help her on with her coat.

10) Go out dancing!

11) Mail a lingerie gift to her at work.

12) Place a flower under the windshield wiper of his car.

13) Propose a toast to her while at a dinner party with good friends.

14) Eat dinner by candlelight.

15) Greet him at the front door wearing a big red ribbon and nothing else.

16) Use kids' valentines: A whole box full of silly puns and cliche's, all for just a couple of bucks.

Mail a boxful of 'em.
Fill the sink with them.
Fill his briefcase full of them.
Fill her pillow with them.
Tape them all over her car.
Mail one-a-day for a month.
17) Go to a carnival, fair, or amusement park together. (Without the kids.) Plan to blow an entire roll of quarters on silly games.

1 Kidnap her! Blindfold her; drive her around town until she's definitely lost; then reveal your destination: Her favorite restaurant, or maybe a romantic inn!

19) Be prepared with a romantic music library.

20) Buy her an entire outfit. Include: Beautiful lingerie, a gorgeous dress, a matching scarf, pin or necklace, and shoes! Spread 'em out on the bed. Wait for her jaw to drop.

21) Wrap all her gifts in her favorite color.

22) Don't forget about drive-ins!

23) Watch the sunset together. Find a hill. Bring a picnic. It's better than TV!

24) In the winter, warm-up her car for her! And while you're at it, brush the snow off her windshield, too.

25) Vow to start saving mementos of your life together. Create a "Mementos File" or "Memories Box."

Have you ever done any of these 25 things??!

Whats the most romantic thing youve done for one another?

whats4dessert2 50M

2/10/2006 9:59 am

Yup...done a few of them

done 5,
6 (but I prefer to do that by running my fingers though it), 9 should just be a given (I don't consider 9 romantic. I just consider it being a gentleman),
20 (but included a new bag (an LV) and a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes),
23 (Actually drove all the way up to Port Elgin one day to do this. There is not better place in the western world to see the sun set than Port Elgin I know that sounds silly but it's true)
24 I can't claim because we have garage so it's a moot point

But there's a few that need to be added to your list

26) Buy a gift for your Significant other on the anniversary that you started dating (doesn't seem like a big deal at first but if you've been together 15 years it sort of hits home

27) Buy her a vacation beginning the day after her birthday. don't tell her about it until her birthday but arrange it with her place of work and all other parties affected. Make sure she has some new dresses, shoes and other outfits for the trip

2 Staying in bed under the covers on one of those bitter cold winter days when you hear the wind blowing and ice hitting the window (all the better if you have a fireplace in your room )

Most romantic thing that I ever did. I have to say that it was when I drove from dallas to my wife's university in London, ON (we were dating at the time). I had a bottle of Dom and a reservation for Michaels on the Thames for our 2 year anniversary that she didn't know about. Had the champaign followed by a great dinner. I drove her back to her apartment and promptly turned around and drove back to dallas. (I had to be at work in 2 days)

intierzha 45M

2/13/2006 8:37 pm

You are right about brushing hair, it can be an art form. Took me a little while to get it right without some shouting when I was married (but she had very long hair, and she even admitted trouble with brushing her on hair, lol) But I enjoyed it once I was doing it right.

To me, chivalry and romance was never dead, but you might be surprised how chivalric we really are compared to those who claimed to live by it when it was created... most knights that aspired to chivalry would be disgusted by our more romantic virtues. Still, my mother raised me a good Southern lad, so it is almost instinctive to hold open doors, pull out her chair, and things we often take for granted.

Though from the South, I lived near the MN/Ontario border where it can get so cold the block heaters even froze... not fun at all, and I warmed up the car all the time, so I cant really say I did it ever out of romance, more of necessity... she'd freeze to death before the car got close to warming up.

As for the rest, I've done most of them, or variations otherwise, but then I am pretty much a hopeless (or is it hopeful) romantic.


intierzha 45M

2/13/2006 9:46 pm

Ah, we are all dorks in one way or another, lol... I still have a thing for Aussie accents (but I lived there for a year, soooo..) Ah'm from Texas, but my family's all from Arkansas and Lousiana, so my accents a bit of a tangled mix. It has really flattened out unfortunately, but when I am around family it comes back. Strangely, I sound more like a true Southerner than a Texan when I slip back into my drawl.

And you are quite right, one always remembers the little things, the simple things. Too true.


monopoly35 37M

5/23/2006 7:58 am

A surprise: music, candles, a dance...

ah, so much, so much...

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