Posts tagged "romantic gestures"

4 “Romantic” Gifts I Would Rather Buy For Myself

Last Friday, the weather was so lovely that I decided to walk home from work. On my way, I stopped by a deli and bought a big bunch of beautiful peonies, my favorite flower. They're only in season for six weeks and I basically hoard them during that time. So anyway, a few blocks from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2012

Mind Of Man: The Most Romantic Part Of Romance

Romance is project management. All successful romantic gestures are the result of one person observing, plotting and executing a plan. Sometimes the plan is big and bold like a prison break. Sometimes it’s quick like a commando raid. I had a girlfriend once who forgave me my comic book addiction and remembered that I wa…

By: John DeVore / August 3, 2011

Dating Dos: Please, These 5 Romantic Gestures Need To Stay!

Romance is dead. That's the consensus you could draw from five minutes on the dating scene. Instead of butterflies, hormones seem to be driving our coupling up. That isn't necessarily a bad thing if all you want is sexual gratification. I'm only human: there's been times I've just needed a roll in the hay. But…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2011

How To Be Romantic Without Being Creepy

The romantic gesture: a lovely thing or reserved for creepy stalkers? Blogger Joshua Lyon, writing for Thought Catalog, seems to feel that the romantic gesture is dying. He talks about being branded "scary intense" for writing a letter to a man he had a crush on and suggesting an old-fashioned correspondence. That seems rather sweet…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 25, 2011

7 Romantic Gestures That Make Women Swoon (Guys, Take Note!)

Last week, I posted a poll about the romantic gestures that would actually make you swoon. While you voted in the thousands -- with a surprise trip getting the most votes -- I was struck by how many of you offered your own suggestions for romantic gestures in the comments. I noticed a few theme…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2011

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What Do You Consider Romantic?

Ahh, romance. Always thought about in terms of what women want -- flowers (peonies for me, thanks!), slow-dancing to Kenny G, dinner at fancy French restaurants with overly rich food, etc. But what about men? Surely they like a romantic gesture now and again ... the thing is, what do they consider romantic? What kind…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2011

Where Are All The Romantic Guys? (Hint: They’re Here, They Just Don’t Like Being Watched)

I live in Paris, a city where the notion of romance is ever-present. In fact, you can't even get through dinner or drinks without a flower salesman sticking roses in your face every half hour or so as he wanders from venue to venue, approaching couples engaged in romantic tête-à-têtes. And yet, the flower salesma…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 26, 2010

Things That Will Get An Ex To Take You Back (And Some Things That Really Won’t)

Earlier this week, we asked you: "What Would Get You To Take Your Ex Back?" From a look at the results of the poll, not much. Forty-three percent of you said that there's nothing he could do to get you to change your mind, and that getting involved again would mean "giving up when I…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 5, 2009

Romantic Gestures: What Makes Us Gag & What’s Truly Heartwarming

Hate to say it, but some romantic gestures are gross and cheesy and not at all what we want when a guy is trying to make a statement. That said, there are some really, really sweet, kind, funny things a man can do to melt our cold hearts. Here are the ten things we'd seriously…

By: Leigh Raines / December 13, 2008