I’m all for being a strong, independent woman, but it seems like there’s a lot of men out there, who believe that “equality” means they should stop being gentleman. Like the fact that a woman has a right to vote and can earn a living suddenly negates the need for romantic gestures and chivalry. It’s almost like some people can’t comprehend that you can treat a woman as an equal while still showing her respect and behaving like a gentleman. Believe it or not, but there are actually a few old fashioned romantic gestures we, modern girls, miss. With that in mind we compiled a list of some romantic gestures we wish would make a comeback. Girls, let us know if you agree. Boys, get your notepads ready.
1.Holding The Door Open
Let’s start with a simple one. Holding a door open seems common sense to me. I’m not even saying you should run forward to open the door for every woman you see, but if you’re entering a restaurant or any other kind of establishment holding a door open for whoever is coming in after you, especially if it’s your girlfriend, seems like common decency, don’t you think?
As Colin Firth said in Kingsmen – “manners maketh the man.” Being polite and having good manners are key for everyone. So don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you”. So for example if you’re out on a date and are about to order a meal at cafe or restaurant do say “please” when ordering and thank the waiter for his services. Offer your lady an arm when walking, open the car door for her, hold out a hand to help her get out of the car. Trust me, manners go a long way.
3. Love Letters
This might sound cheesy, but love letters are a great way to show your feelings for someone. It’s all about texting, snapping and Tinder messaging these days, but trust me, you have way more chances of warming a girl’s heart with a carefully written love letter than with a few emojis.
4. Offer To Pay On The First Date
Notice how I said “offer”? You don’t actually need to pay for the first day, most girls will be happy to split the bill, but offering is a nice gesture. It shows that you’re grateful for the time spent together and want to show your gratitude in some way.
5. No Technology
We’d like to think it goes without saying that you should not be on your phone while out on a date. That means, no calls, no texts, no apps, in fact, just put it on do not disturb and forget about your phone for the evening. Another great idea, I’m sure most girls will agree, is to have at least one evening a week where you don’t watch TV or spend it on your phone, but instead just spend quality time with each other.
6.Cooking For Your Girl
As awesome as fine dining is and as much as we enjoy going to nice restaurants and having fancy meals, every girl appreciates a man that can cook. Even in this day and age, most of the cooking in a relationships falls onto the woman. It’s that or takeout. So however simple it might sound, having a guy cook a meal for us is literally one of the best and sweetest things a man can do.
When did dancing stop being cool? In the old days, inviting a girl for a dance was one of the sweetest, most romantic things you could do on a date. Yet these days we’re hard pressed to find a guy who wants to dance, and it’s even harder to find one that actually knows how to dance. We’re not talking about grinding in the club. What we’d like to see is some lovely slow dancing or waltzing, or perhaps a bit of salsa.
8. Handmade Gifts
In contrary to popular belief, diamonds aren’t the way to a girl’s heart. We’re not that superficial, you know. Plus, buying jewelry, while expensive, is actually pretty easy and requires little involvement. This might be a shocker, but a girl will appreciate a well thought out, handmade gift like a mixed CD just as much, if not more, than a pair of earrings, so give it a try.
Flowers are a classic. Who doesn’t like receiving a lovely bouquet of flowers? I mean, it’s such a simple gesture, but it’s so cute we can’t help but smile at the gesture. Also, flowers are a perfect way of letting a girl know you’re thinking of her. A single rose when picking a girl up for a date, or a bouquet of flowers delivered to her door with a little note won’t go unnoticed.