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How to Be a True Romantic
Many men who think about romance automatically think about expensive gifts and sexy lingerie as ways to win over a woman’s heart. In reality, romance is all about doting on the person you love and to make them feel worthwhile and special. While everyone’s idea of what makes them feel special is different, there are some tried and true methods of being romantic that no one can refuse. The following are some truly romantic gestures that will make your special someone feel loved.
Write and Poetry
Love letters and poetry are some of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to being romantic. The act of sitting down and pouring your heart out on paper has stood the test of time and has been the cornerstone in romantic relationships throughout the ages. Especially in this modern world of Facebook, Twitter and SMS messages, writing down all the things you love about your partner using pen and paper is still just as romantic as ever.
During the Victorian era an entire romantic language was developed around the giving and receiving of flowers, as the symbolism each one contained could express feelings and emotions that were too intense for words. You may think that giving flowers these days is a cliché that should be avoided, but doing so can still infuse new life and romance into a relationship. Spend some time at your local flower shop and actually put some effort into your selection rather than just picking up a bunch from the petrol station. Your ladylove will appreciate the gesture and you will come across as a true gentleman and hopeless romantic.
Women love it when their man puts the effort into making a special dinner just for them. Make a big deal out of the evening by setting the mood with candles, flowers and your best silverware, and cook a dinner that she will never forget. If you don’t know your way around a kitchen, you can’t fake this romantic gesture. You will have to take a cooking class or two and practice regularly until you get your dish perfect. Just think, the more you practice and the longer it takes for you to be able to pull it off, the more romantic the gesture will be! Just make sure you do other romantic things in the meantime.
Spontaneity is a word that every true romantic is familiar with. Contrary to popular belief, putting on a big show for your sweetheart on Valentines day isn’t that romantic because you are simply performing your due diligence rather than feeling the romance from your heart. Romance can be simple, such as picking a flower on the spot and giving it to her or having flowers delivered to her at work on some random day of the week. Spontaneity can also be complex and super thoughtful, such as bringing her breakfast in bed complete with a 15-piece orchestra followed by taking her rowing on the pond with a picnic lunch, and then later riding in a horse-drawn carriage to the fanciest restaurant in town. Either way, if it’s thoughtful and spontaneous, it’s romantic!