Even amidst all the chatter of the modern world, it is not impossible to breathe some old-school romance into your life.
There are romantic gestures of every kind to please your sweetheart. We’ll get to them all, but first, let’s go down the rabbit hole and into a time machine and dig out a few old-school romantic gestures all women would love to experience in today’s fast-paced world!
Here are the most romantic gestures from the olden days that need to make a comeback before we, along with millions of people in the world, wither away in inglorious cynicism.
1. Song writing
If you are musically inclined, please oh please, write your loved one a love song. It does not have to be a full 4-minute hit. It does not even have to make any sense. There isn’t even any need for lyrics. Just write us a little melody and we will be happy for the rest of our days.
If you can spend hours jamming with your band, then you can certainly set some time aside to profess your love through music. All women want is something that comes from the heart and nothing speaks louder than music created especially for us.
2. Love letters
We understand how hard it can be for men to communicate, especially when they are put on the spot. When we ask you if you love us, it would be nice if we got a little more than a nod and a grunt. How about sprucing things up and writing your loved one a love letter?
Just a few lines saying how much you care and value us being in your life. We will even accept it if it comes via email, although you should keep in mind that you get bonus points if it’s handwritten on hundred-year-old paper and delivered via raven.
3. Eating in
We will be the first to admit that women love being wined and dined. Romance is certainly prevalent at a beautiful restaurant that serves beautiful food and beautiful wine amidst a beautiful ambiance. However, there is no need to fork out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to make women happy.
What many men do not realize is that it is not the price tag of the dinner that counts, but the effort put into it.
A woman will pick a meal made by you any time over a fancy dinner out. If you are not much of a chef, make the effort to learn. Google simple recipes online, and stun your loved one with a prettily set table, candles, and a homemade meal. Even if it doesn’t taste glorious, you can bet your bottom dollar that your girl will appreciate the grand gesture of love.
4. Tune out technology
We blame the lack of romance in everyday life on the all-consuming presence of technology. After a long day at work, many couples head home and end up zoning out to the television, playing games on their iPad, or watching shows on their laptop.
It is sad that the inundation of technology in everyday life has left us totally handicapped when it comes to having a decent conversation with the one you are living with. You will be surprised at how romantic it can be to just sit and talk to your partner without any distractions.
5. Practicing chivalry
Guys, you need to prove to women that chivalry isn’t dead and buried six feet under. The little things in life really mean a lot to women. Old school gestures like holding the door open, pulling out her chair, kissing her hand, and letting her order before you, are all noticed and deeply appreciated.
Even some of the biggest feminists enjoy the occasional pampering. Sure, we want the right to vote and equal pay and all that jazz, but that does not mean we want you to do away with chivalry.
Indulge us every so often, will you? But also remember that you don’t have to be a man to be chivalrous – we can all do it!
6. Handmade gifts
Whoever put the idea into your head that women need diamonds and pearls to be happy is pure evil. Yes, women do enjoy receiving expensive gifts every so often, but there is truly no need for them all the time for us to be happy. We love receiving handmade gifts, no matter how gnarly they look.
The art form of dance is prevalent in every culture on earth, and it’s a wonderful expression of emotions. Every form of dance, from classical ballet to modern hip-hop, will tell you that no matter the rhythm, dance can and will perfectly express what you feel.
However, steer clear from booty shaking, cleavage showing grinding in the club. There’s nothing romantic about that.
Instead, why not invite your lover to dance the next time you walk past a busker in the street? Even more romantic than that? Dancing under the stars with no music. Sigh.
8. Being respectful
Another gesture from the olden days that needs to make a comeback is being respectful. Although closely linked to chivalry, it is not quite the same thing. Being respectful has to do with you being patient in the way you talk to someone, behave around them and expect things from them.
An example is waiting longer than you normally would, to have sex with someone for the first time.
Another example is asking before kissing them. Keep in mind that this all comes down to being in the moment.
If they want to get wild with you on the first date, then go ahead and indulge them. But if you are on the fence on whether they want you to head up to their apartment, wait for the next time around and properly woo them