When a woman asks you to be “more romantic,” what does she really want?
According to YourTango.com, being romantic means that, as busy as you are, you will always make time to show her you are there for her and will continue to be. Being romantic means you are willing to put yourself in an awkward position at times in order to grow with her, for her, and for yourself. Being romantic means showing her that, even though you know she is capable of taking care of herself, you want to take care of her in your own ways – and you want to let her take care of you right back.
Men want concrete action plans. So, here – according to the article – are 24 ideas to show her you understand what romance means to a woman:
#1. Take her for a long walk and talk along the beach.
#2. Go out of your way to spend time with her on a day you normally wouldn’t.
#3. Invite her to slow dance with you after the kids go to bed.
#4. Make the first move.
#5. Kiss her on the forehead.
#6. Help out with chores she typically takes on.
#7. Embrace her in a warm hug from behind without any expectation of sex to follow.
#8. Send her sweet text messages to wake up to in the morning and fall asleep to at night.
#9. Cook her a delicious meal at home.
#10. Order in her favorite dessert and eat it together while watching a romantic movie together.
#11. Rub her feet, calves, arms, hands, and neck.
#12. Stock up the kitchen with her favorite snack.
#13. Wear her favorite cologne even when there’s no reason, other than that she loves the way it smells on you.
#14. Write little love notes and put them in unexpected places where she can easily find them (makeup drawer, her pocket, the glove compartment, etc.)
#15. Let her sleep in while you play with the children and make breakfast.
#16. Know how she likes her coffee (and make it or get it for her).
#17. Make eye contact with her and hold her hand while you talk over dinner.
#18. Sit next to her in the booth or on the same side of the table when you go out to eat at a restaurant (so you can snuggle as you chat and eat).
#19. Sing (or play) her a song that reminds you of her when she’s not around.
#20. Make the bed while she’s in the shower.
#21. Take photos with each other that are meant for just the two of you.
#22. Go stargazing.
#23. Show up with champagne for no reason at all.
#24. Bake cookies for her when there is no special reason to at all.
Are we supposed to do all these in, like, a week? Or can we space them out over 30 or 40 years?