Published on February 4th, 2013 | by Roslyn Summerville0
Five Tips to Becoming a Romantic
Roslyn Summerville, Public Relations Editor
Photo courtesy of sxc.hu.
Coming up with fun, creative ways to be romantic can be tough, especially with Valentine’s Day looming over you like a storm cloud. Do not fret! Here are five easy suggestions to help you out.
1) Be Creative.
Think about what you and that special someone have in common. Create something both of you can add to, like a box full of your favorite texts or a jar full of slips of paper with what you like about the other person written on them. Pull one out once a week. A simple thing like looking back at your favorite moments is fun, and it doesn’t break the bank along the way.
Mary Moran, a public history major, says that the most romantic thing that she has done with her boyfriend is a lyric journal they keep together. The two write down a few favorite lyrics for each song and the reason why it’s so important to them.
“It’s a journal of all the songs that are important to us or remind us of each other,” Moran said.
“The most romantic thing I’ve gotten (from my girlfriend) was a picture frame filled with pictures, tickets and movie stubs of our first six months together,” said Tyler Jankowski, a sports management major.
Delaney McGinley, a special education major, put together a scrapbook of herself and her boyfriend from middle school to the present day. Hard work goes a long way when you make someone something special. Buying the latest and most expensive gift isn’t always better than making something yourself.
2) The element of surprise is always a plus.
Doing things out of the blue such as sending a cute text can brighten up anyone’s day. Showing up physically is always the best, though. Bonus points if you come with chocolate!
McGinley says that the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for her was when her boyfriend drove 300 miles from Iowa just to surprise her with flowers and chocolate on Valentine’s Day last year.
“I thought I wasn’t going to get to see him, so I was shocked when he showed up at my door,” she said.
3) Put a name on it.
Everyone knows how romantic carving initials into a tree can be, and that theory can be applied to basically anything. Put your name on a bracelet, necklace, keychain, watch or even a coffee mug. Be as creative with it as you want.
Katie Curtis, an environmental science and chemistry major, gave her boyfriend a puzzle piece necklace with her name on it. He wears that while she wears a matching one with his name. This way, the two always carry a piece of each other with them.
4) Never underestimate the gesture of baking for someone.
The saying ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ isn’t wrong. Food is also a great way to get in touch with your creative side. Spell something out with cookies, or write in frosting special dates that the two of you experienced.
Mike Cuthbert, a sports management major, says that his favorite thing his girlfriend does is bake for him.
5) You can never go wrong with a sports game.
These can be first date locations or just where the two of you have the most fun. Going back to known locations can remind you of the events that unfolded between the two of you in the past. However, going somewhere you have never been before can be like a mini adventure for the two of you.