Do you guys know what this week is? It’s The Big Book of Dating’s first birthday! I really can’t believe it’s been a WHOLE year!
It’s amazing how time flies, isn’t it?!
At any rate, my blog’s birthday made me think of birthdays in general, and how we choose to celebrate them.
What better way to commemorate a special day than an over the top romantic gesture?
Now, before I go on with the post, there is something you should know about me. I REALLY, and I mean REALLY, hate the ‘romantic stuff’. I’m just that cynical.
Guys have honestly done the sweetest things for me. I’m talking picnics, boat rides, stuffed animals, and I even got serenaded once (I have to fight back a little bile while remembering these wonderful instances). Romance (in it’s traditional form) is just not for me.
All I really ever wanted was my favourite strawberry ice cream (in bed), and for someone to remember that I really can’t leave the house in the morning without a cup of strong coffee.
Rules for Romancing:
1. Know your audience. Everybody sees romance differently. For some of us it’s the simple gestures. Others like more extravagant shows of affection.
But at the end of the day, you shouldn’t go for the generic things you feel someone should like, bur rather things you know they will. Go for things you both enjoy doing together.
2. Be attentive. When you want to do something nice for someone else this is the way to go about it. The nicest things people have ever done for me have been because they paid attention to what I like.
3. The small things count! All those little nice things you do for one another. Buying him his favorite dessert when you go shopping. Picking up some dinner for her on the way home, because you know she’s swamped with work and didn’t have time to eat.
A candlelit dinner twice a year is fun, but it isn’t what keeps a relationship going. It’s those sweet day-to-day things that show you care.