Okay, I'm probably the least romantic person anyone has ever met. Not to say that I'm a bad girlfriend or that I'm not caring. I just find love in simple things like knowing what to order for them at restaurants, doing their laundry, planning unique dates, or cooking for them. It's not that I'm opposed to being arduous, I've just never been a chocolate and flowers kind of girl. I'm more of a Mongolian hot pot and "let's walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!" kind of girl. I appreciate some effort, tailoring something to fit a person's idiosyncratic personality or general spontaneity, not how flowery something looks. Not saying that I'm not feminine, I'm just my own entity, so to speak, and that translates into my love life. Needless to say, I thought I should learn how the other half lives, so I've challenged myself to take a course on being a classic/hopeless romantic just to understand how others think and who knows I might change some of my habits!
1. Leave notes
I think it's a really cute and simple idea that I will try to do because it makes everything very personal.
2. Write them a poem
I've had this done for me but I've never actually done it, because believe it or not, I didn't like to read or write poems up until this year.
Okay, so I'm not a cuddler, I have no idea why — it's more or less a personal space and attachment issue, I guess. I love hugs though! I guess I just have to be in the mood to cuddle and at times I can be. Other times it just makes me nervous.
4. Dedicate a song to them on the radio
It seems like the people on the radio that do this are crazy in love and honestly, to be able to have the ability to go on the radio and just declare your love for someone else is really inspiring.
5. Surprise them!
I personally cannot stand surprises, but I love to surprise other people and just be spontaneous, so I sort of do this already.
6. Carve your names into a tree
I've thought about doing this, but I've never got around to it, so I promise one day I will.
7. Go see a romantic movie
Nope, nope, I'll barf! Not happening, strictly horror movies for this girl, sorry!
8. Make them a care package
See, this makes me think a lot about what really defines romantic, because I do this all the time, but I don't consider it romantic, I just think it's sweet.
9. Take a walk on the beach together
I've done this, but I have to be doing this while looking for seashells or I feel like I'll be bored.