You finally found someone you can see a future with but are now struggling…
Make sure you treat your lady right! Here are 25 great ways for how to be romantic with your girlfriend and sweep her off her feet again.
Keeping the romance alive in any relationship can be tricky. When you get past those first few months where all you want to do is see each other, do sweet things for one another, go on awesome, inventive, adventurous dates, and, of course, have lots of awesome, inventive, adventurous sex *!*, things can start to go downhill. But if you understand how to be romantic with your girlfriend, you’ll keep the spark of romance alive.
Usually, as your relationship works out and gets better, the effort you put into being romantic with your girlfriend often dwindles. It’s funny really. The longer you date someone the stronger your relationship becomes, the more you fall deeply in love with them and appreciate them. But yet, most of us think it’s not necessary to display affections of love once we’ve won our partner over.
If you’ve been going out with a girl for 10 years, they are far more likely to be a significant and important part of your life than a girl you have gone out with for 10 weeks. Yet the 10-weeker gets all the good stuff. They get you at your best, when you willingly make the most effort. You put the most thought into how you can impress them. When you wine and dine them, buy them gifts, tell them how attracted you are to them and so on. [Read: The 15 ways you can make your girlfriend feel loved and needed]
How to be romantic with your girlfriend
Knowing how to be romantic with your girlfriend is something to continue to strive for throughout your relationship. The great thing is it really doesn’t take that much effort to keep it up.
So often when men think of romance, they imagine grand gestures or come up with ever increasingly complicated and creative ways to impress their girlfriend. But that simply isn’t the case.
Romance comes in all forms. Sometimes it is the small, sweet, simple gestures that make the most impact. It’s easy to throw money at a situation *well, depending on whether you have any, of course!* but just remembering little things and trying to show your girlfriend how much you appreciate and love her makes your relationship happier, more meaningful, and she appreciates you more in return as well.
Of course, being romantic is easier said than done, and if you aren’t particularly good at these things, it can be challenging to think of ways to actually do so. So, with that in mind, we decided to help you out by compiling a list of 25 ways for how to be romantic with your girlfriend.
#1 Surprise her. All girls love being surprised. If you want to earn some brownie points, planning a surprise for her that you know she’ll just love is a great way to inject some romance back into your relationship. It shows her you’ve thought of her and make the effort to please her. [Read: How to surprise your girlfriend and score brownie points]
#2 Go on thoughtful dates. It’s very easy to make all of your dates kind of the same. If all you ever do involves dinner or a movie, why not try to spice things up a little? Think about different, unusual things you could do together. Actually put some thought into what she would like to do—the more creative and the more effort you put in, the better. [Read: 22 date ideas that don’t involve Netflix and chill]
#3 Let her have the remote. Do you tend to be a bit of a remote hog? Instead of making her watch sports all evening—again—why not let her pick something to watch? Even if you hate it, this little gesture shows her you care.
#4 Cook for her. Girls love it when guys cook for them. Even if you aren’t the best chef in the world, cooking for her demonstrates you want to be romantic. She’ll think it’s super sweet, whatever the outcome!
#5 Clean the house. Romantic gestures don’t always have to be about wining and dining someone. If she always nags you to do the dishes or the laundry why not surprise her one day and make an effort to get the house looking great?
#6 Give her a massage. A massage costs you nothing and is a lovely, intimate, and romantic way of showing appreciation to your girlfriend. [Read: How to give a good and sensual massage to your lover]
#7 Give her love tokens. A cute and romantic gesture could be to give your girlfriend little tokens of your affection. She’s bound to find that really cute!
#8 Make sure you spend quality time together. Sometimes romance is just about making sure you make time for one another. It can be all too easy to get into a rut where you spend time together, but it’s just sitting on the sofa and staring at the TV. Instead, make an effort to do fun things together and actually have proper conversations.
#9 Tell her she’s beautiful. Complimenting her really goes a long way to make her feel attractive and loved.
#10 Be interested in what she says. If you want to know how to be romantic with your girlfriend, take interest in her life. Make sure you find out about her day, take in what she tells you, and show interest in what she says. In a relationship, it is so important to feel listened to and understood.
#11 Be expressive with your emotions. Being romantic is all about expressing your feelings for someone. So, don’t be shy about telling her how she makes you feel.
#12 Don’t be afraid of affection. Being affectionate—holding hands, cuddling up to one another, etc.—is sometimes all it takes to inject romance back into your lives. [Read: 20 types of physical touch and what they mean]
#13 Have fun together. Romance doesn’t have to be serious, it can be fun too! Plan some fun and silly activities together, laugh together, and you’ll soon feel closer again.
#14 Appreciate her. Make sure she really knows how much you appreciate all the things that she does for you.
#15 Buy her little, silly gifts. Gifts don’t have to be expensive. Cute, silly things work just as well too.
#16 Leave notes for her. Leaving little love notes around the house, in her bag, or on the mirror when she takes a shower can be very romantic and are basically effort-free!
#17 Take a romantic walk together. A walk at sunset, first thing in the morning, or in the rain can be a lovely way to spend some time together.
#18 Go for a candlelit meal. Of course, there is nothing wrong with going back to the tried and tested methods either! [Read: 36 sweetest things to do with your girlfriend]
#19 Be spontaneous. It can be so easy for your relationship to get into a rut. Change that by doing something completely spontaneous and romantic. She’s sure to love it if you do.
#20 Cup her face when you kiss. Little gestures such as cupping her face and kissing her softly makes her heat melt.
#21 Be protective. If you want to know how to be romantic with your girlfriend, make her feel safe around you. Girls love it when they feel safe and secure when out with their man, so don’t be afraid to show her she’s protected with you around.
#22 Take the day off together. Why not plan a whole day of fun, quality time together?
#23 Stick to your plans. Girls understandably get frustrated if their man keeps promising them the world only to let them down time and time again. Make sure if you make romantic plans, you stick to them.
#24 Have a picnic together. A picnic on the beach or the park in summer can be super romantic. If the weather is rubbish just have a picnic on your living room floor! [Read: 20 best and worst places for a romantic picnic]
25 Talk about the future. Sometimes a lady just wants to know you have a future together, so if you feel the same, let her know by making future plans.[Read: Make your girlfriend feel wanted and sexy by flirting with her]
These 25 things help your girlfriend feel loved and appreciated. So, if you’re looking for ways on how to be romantic with you girlfriend, use the above list to help give you some inspiration. Good luck!