A recent scientific study (…well Marie Claire) showed the two most romantic things you can do for your partner are…
1) Put on a candle-lit dinner. 2) Write a hand-written love note. This got me thinking…
There are many cliché romantic things we can do for our partners, but I’m a big believer in the most romantic things being unexpectedly romantic.
As such, I’ve compiled a list of 7 unromantic romantic things you can do for your partner.
By the way, ladies, I would suggest you send this video to the man in your life.
If you’re single, if nothing else, send it on to your uncle, brother, or someone you know whom this will earn huge brownie points for.
They’ll thank you later!
1) See the terrible movie your partner really wants to see
When your partner’s shown you some awful trailer that they think is great, book the tickets to go see it.
I know you don’t want to go. They know you don’t want to go, but it’s going to mean the world to them that you took the initiative instead of being dragged along kicking and screaming.
2) Surprise them with their favourite lunch
Surprise your partner at their office by taking them their favourite lunch. This will be totally unexpected, and you get extra points if it’s a spot that’s way out of reach for them during their lunch break.
3) Run them a bath
Run a nice, warm bath. Get some bubbles going, a few candles and some music…
Then get the hell out.
The whole point of this one is you’re not there. Romantic things don’t always have to involve the two of you. You can do something romantic by leaving them to it. This one involves them relaxing and you giving them space.
4) Take their mum out to lunch
Spend some quality time with the person they care about most.
This doesn’t seem romantic as it’s not with them at all, but it will go massively appreciated that you’re putting in the time and effort with someone they care about.
Treat them well, make it on you, and show them a great time.
5) Wash her car
This is a nice, manly thing to do. Totally out of the blue and she’s going to love it.
6) Make her feel like a princess at that time of the month
This might just be the least romantic sounding of all, but there are going to be times where you lady has her ‘lady pains’.
When it gets to that time of the month, you have to think of all of the little things you can do for her in the moment.
Have a ritual set up. Get her a heating pad, rub her back, put on her favourite Disney movie, and do all of the little things that will ‘ambush her with kindness’.
Make her feel like a princess at a time where she’s normally used to guys not having a clue how to take care of her.
7) Learn how to make HER cup of tea
Everyone has their own particular way of doing things.
Learn the subtle intricacies for how your partner likes things done, and it will amplify the effect of you ever doing them.
Not only are you making her a cup of tea, breakfast in bed, or cooking a fancy dinner, you’re doing it the way she’s always fantasied about.
And that’s it!
Sometimes the most romantic things you can do are seemingly the most unromantic things you could do. It’s these little moments where you really show your partner you’re there for them in ways that no one else is.
Anyone can throw together a candle-lit dinner on a first date or write a love note. Here’s a list of things that show you know your partner inside out, and that you care deeply for them.
Question of the day…
What’s the most unromantic romantic thing someone has done for you? It doesn’t have to be something that seemed romantic to everyone else, but it felt romantic to you. Let me know in the comments!
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