Adding romance to your relationship can be tough. It’s usually the kind of thing that you can only do at certain important times. The big anniversary gesture, for example. You don’t have the time, the money, or the energy to be pulling a constant string of fancy dates and romantic class out of your rear. Try these simple romantic gestures instead, and with less effort than you put into deciding where to go for your buddy’s birthday you’ll have her thinking she’s the center of your world and you’ll be reaping the benefits.
Post It Love Notes
This is seriously the easiest thing ever, and women love it. Get a small pack of sticky notes and a pen, and just leave her little notes. If you scatter them out she won’t even find them all right away, and you can put that little boost of romance on sleeper mode and hope she finds it right after you say you hate her mom’s cooking.
These notes are short and to the point, and you don’t even have to be particularly romantic. “I like the way you make coffee.” Not a romantic sentence. But take the time to write it down and stick it to the coffee maker so she’ll find it in the morning? You’d think you composed a 12 page poem.
Have a Normal Gift Delivered at Work
If there’s an event where you’d normally have to give her flowers or chocolates, just have them delivered to her office. You’d be giving her an opportunity to show off to her coworkers. Also, you don’t have to pick anything up yourself. Just tell the florist to send it to her address and your work is done.
Shovel Her Walk
Or perform any other household chore that a handyman could accomplish. These easy things shouldn’t take you more than fifteen minutes, but could take her all day. If she doesn’t know how to oil a squeaky hinge or fix a drooping shutter, you’ll be the hero of the day when you do it for her. Women love a man who can get things done around the house, and not just in the bedroom.
Go for a Meal with Her Family
They don’t like you and you don’t like them, but her family is part of your life. Rather than viewing this as torment to be endured, try to look at it as a way to cash in. If she knows that you absolutely cannot stand her mother, then just go to your happy place while the woman chatters away. Concentrate on your food, and you’ll be out of there before you know it.
Choose Her Favorite Show without Asking Her
Every once in awhile, you have to bite the bullet and sit through whatever chick show she loves. If you’re lucky, it’ll have vampires and sex. If you’re not, stuffy old English women. If you know that she’s had a hard day, don’t even ask what she wants to watch. Just pop on the next episode of her show and watch her eyes light up. Power through an hour of that, and you might find she’s perked up enough for an hour of something a lot more fun.