7 Grand Romantic Gestures Women Want To Experience

Sorry Gentlemen! This is just what the doctor recommended this festive season, so take note. If you want to wow your spouse and make their heart melt, follow these tips as discussed on thebolde.com by Erica Gordon a Psychologist and dating expert.

According to Erica, while we don’t necessarily expect men to demonstrate romantic gestures quite this grand, there are real life versions that we’re all secretly holding out hope for.

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1. The “I’m Sorry” grand gesture. The man who actually does something to demonstrate how sorry he is when he fucks up is a man who understands that actions speak louder than words. He knows there’ll be much less animosity between the two of you if he sends you beautiful flowers for you to Instagram instead of texting his apology.

2. The “It’s Your Special Day” grand gesture. Calling to say “Happy birthday!” or “Congratulations on landing that job!” doesn’t cut it. He should be celebrating you, and taking you out to show how much he cares about you. Since grand gestures are all about showing that he cares and wants to keep you around, he should be jumping at the opportunity to use your birthday or other special occasion as an excuse to plan something awesome.

3. The “I’ve Been Planning This For Weeks” grand gesture. There’s nothing sexier than when your man makes a date-night plan with you in advance and has it all planned out. Women hate worrying about when they’ll see their boyfriend next or wondering what they’re going to do, so the advance notice is already a win. In this lazy and entitled millennial culture, a grand gesture is when he takes initiative and actually plans something romantic for the two of you to do together. Even if it’s something simple like a candlelit dinner, the fact that thought went into it makes it a romantic gesture.

4. The “Big Surprise” grand gesture. “Book the weekend off, I want to take you somewhere.” That’s all he tells you, and then you find out he’s booked a room at a romantic cabin – but it was a surprise. The “surprise” grand gesture doesn’t have to be complicated, especially since he can give you an idea of what you’re doing without giving away all the details.

5. The “I’m Not All Talk” grand gesture. You know the type of man who says things like “I want to take you to [insert name of fancy restaurant] for dinner soon” but never actually takes you? The modern-day romantic knows the importance of following through on his word. He won’t just say he’s going to do something for you, he’ll actually do it. The art of follow-through is in itself a grand gesture. When a man’s actions match his words, ladies respect that man and know that he’s a keeper.

6. The “Open and Honest” grand gesture. It takes guts for a guy to lay his feelings  on the line, and be open and honest with you about how much he likes you. This type of grand gesture means something because there are no games and he’s not afraid to say what’s on his mind.

7. The “I Must Win You Back” grand gesture. Sometimes, a guy really messes up. He disrespects you and you’re just done. Most of the time, that’s the end of the story. However, a smart guy knows that he has a shot at winning you back if he finds a  special way of declaring his feelings for you. Again, this will entail some sort of action – not just empty words. You’ll be impressed that he swallowed his pride and attempted to win you back, and if his gesture is genuine, you may even reconsider your decision to end things.

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Simple Ways To Make Your Life More Romantic

We get caught up with life and work that we tend to ignore the ones we love most. It doesn’t mean that we don’t think about them, it simply means that there is no more or very less romance between couples. But here’s how you can change that:
Spend quality time – Sometimes you maybe in the same room for hours but not talk to each other simply because you are busy with your own work. If you are alone with your husband make sure you spend the time talking to him.
Arrange for a date – If you have kids, arrange for a baby sitter and go out on a date. If he enjoys dancing then you can hit a nice place where you can shake a leg. If your man would like to indulge in some games take him to a bowling parlour. Believe it this will work like a charm.
Be the chef – Food is the easiest way to a man’s heart. So, cook a great meal comprising of the dishes he likes. But if you aren’t convinced about your culinary skills don’t try and experiment, order food from his favourite restaurant and then set up some candles for a romantic candlelight dinner.
Leave love notes – Whether it’s leaving some love notes around the house or SMSes or email, write him a lovey-dovey note. Men may pretend to be tough but they do like to know that they are on your mind.
Express it loud – Though you may have sent him a love note or email, there’s nothing like professing your love every now and then. Do let him know that after all the years as a married couple you are still very much in love with him.
Shower him with attention – Dote on him once in a while. Praise him for his hard work. Men love attention though they may claim otherwise. Praise him for his taste in clothes or perfumes, he’s sure to like it a lot.
Find ways to spend time together – It could be while travelling to or from work or just going shopping together or even a long drive after dinner. If you can’t head out for a vacation just find ways to be in each other’s company.
Let him spend time with his gang – Yes, you should spend some time together, but your man will really appreciate it if you let him spend an evening with his buddies. Ensure that you don’t call him during the time when he is with his friends.
Appreciate things he does – Even if it’s something simple, try and tell him how much you appreciate his help around the house. More then the praise and attention that you shower on him, it’s this appreciation that will make him fall in love with you all over again.