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Redefining Romance

Aug 6, 2008
Do you consider yourself to be a romantic person? Many believe that they are romantic, but once they look at what they consider to be romance they discover that it falls way shorter of the true definition.

Do you truly know how to be romantic?

If you believe picking up after yourself sometimes or putting things back where you found them is romantic, you might need some assistance determining the difference between romance and being simply considerate.

The true meaning of romance is to make tender advances towards the object of your affection. It may appear to be a bit corny and old fashioned, but romance is something special that has been around forever. Romance has always been an endless desire and positive part of many relationships since mankind arrived on this planet.

Romance in reality takes being thoughtful a little further. Instead of performing things you should do for your partner, start doing things without having to have a purpose.

This, of course, does not mean you should forget important days like Birthdays and Valentine's Day, it just means that you should make more days throughout the year special because you care a lot about the significant other in your life.

A lot of great things can happen if you place romance in your relationship. When you experience the desire to supply or improve romance in your relationship, the first thing you will have to do is to begin to pay attention. Observe when your better half tells you something you can use when you are ready to add some romance.

For example, if your mate mentions their favorite flower or flower store, make a mental note of it for future reference. Leave one stem of their favorite flower on their bed or have flowers delivered to them at work. This works for both men and women. It is becoming increasingly more popular for men to enjoy getting fresh flowers or plants from their partners.

Listen to other things your better half may tell you that might not seem important at the time, but could be useful when planning something romantic. Do you know what your partner's favorite food and restaurants are? Put together a surprise dinner or make reservations at the restaurant. Is there a film being released that he or she would like to experience? Hire someone to watch your kids or arrange to have time off to take your partner on an 'out of the blue' date. Does your partner have a favorite furry animal? Every time you see that animal from furry, stuffed animals to small statuettes, make it a regular habit to build up his or her collection once in a while.

If your partner is someone who isn't especially fond of things like a flower, there are still plenty of things you can do to present a bit of romance into your relationship. Consider small notes in unusual places like in the cupboard, on shelves or on the car steering wheel. They don't need to be long-winded or complex notes. The goal is to tell them how much you care. This is a special and extremely low-cost way to increase romance in a relationship. It is also very personal and can bring great, positive reactions.

There are many benefits to learning how to be romantic.

Romance is simply letting the individual you love know you care by doing just a bit more than you do ordinarily. Nothing has to be excessive or costly to make it especially effective. Listen to your partner and act on what you hear. You will find if put in the extra effort and take the initiative to take action specifically for your partner that it can lead to better communicating as well as improving the intimacy of any relationship.
About the Author
Joe Taylor is a respected writer and owner of Joe Taylors Relationship Advice Website. Grab a free copy of his popular, advice packed report "Sparking Romance!".
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