Dust off those breeches and don that top hat because it’s official chivalry is back! Thanks to TV shows such as Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, women are getting more turned on by old fashioned manners than expensive gifts and over the top romantic gestures. 96% of women agreed that it’s the simple gestures that are the most romantic.
So, how do we turn a modern love affair into something that oozes romance? As Proposal planners, we know a thing or two when it comes to being romantic…and it really can be the simple things that count!
Leave love notes on post its lying around the house. Ok, so this might sound like something that happens in a chick flick but doing a little gesture like this shows her that you are thinking of her. As soon as she sees your note she is going to smile. By taking the time to think about the reasons you love her, and writing it down, it reaffirms to her that she is an important part of your life. Want an extra tip? Leave the notes in creative places: stuck on the bathroom mirror, in her cereal bowl or hidden in a pair of her shoes.
Surprise her. You don’t have to spend hundreds doing this, just keep it simple. If the weather is nice, go for a picnic in the park, or tell her you don’t mind watching that chick flick she’s been dying to see. By demonstrating that you have taken time out of your day to think about what makes her happy, you are proving to her that you really can be an old romantic.
Sincerely apologise when it’s needed. When we argue, we usually unintentionally hurt the other person. So make sure you take responsibility for your actions. If you have said something mean which has caused her upset, then tell her (sincerely) that you are sorry. By taking responsibility of your actions you are validating the fact that you care about her and don’t want to see her upset.
Ask her how her day was. Maybe you do this already, but now try doing it with sincerity. When you ask make sure you listen to her response and react to it. If she tells you she had a terrible day, ask her why and how you can help.
Stand up. If you’re meeting her for dinner and you are there first, stand up when she arrives. It may sound old fashioned but it will make your woman feel cared for and looked after.
Offer to carry her bags or suitcase. According to the YouGov poll, 95% of women said this is a very romantic and caring gesture. It shows you want to take care of her.
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