As always, I’ll be honest with you from my first to my last word, and now I need you to be honest with me.

How many of you think that you’re a pro at being romantic? How many of you actually think about incorporating romantic elements into your relationship on a daily basis?

If I could see all of you who virtually raised their hands at the moment, I bet more than half of you would be females. Why?

Because women are usually the ones ‘craving romance’ and demanding their male partners be more caring in a romantic relationship.

Women usually try hard to be romantic, so they have every right to demand the same in return (no offense, male population).

Now that we’re done with all this “gender stereotyping” regarding romance, here’s another interesting question for you:

Do you think being romantic is a tough job?

man giving gift to woman while standing near piano

If yes, think again. It would definitely be a challenging task if we were living in a prehistoric era where the pinnacle of being romantic was carving heart-shaped sculptures with stone tools.

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got nothing against stone-carved hearts (actually, I think it’s pretty impressive), but we need to be aware that we live in modern times where we have so many materials (besides stone) and ideas at our fingertips.

So, it would be a shame not to use them, right? Right.

What I’m trying to say is the following: In this day and age, there’s simply no excuse for not trying to be more romantic and making your partner feel special and loved (this applies to both the male and female species).

This powerful statement leads us to another interesting question:

Why is romance an essential part of every long-term relationship?

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Do you know what’s interesting about dating and romance?

It’s the fact that men usually make a tremendous effort to be romantic at the beginning of dating and then lower their efforts as time passes. Why is that?

Perhaps because at that stage, men are one hundred percent focused on chasing and winning that one woman, so they have no problem with inventing a hundred new ways to be romantic.

But, here’s the truth (for those who didn’t know it): Romance is an essential part of every long-term relationship, and here are all the reasons why:

• Romance is not just a matter of choice, but it is a NEED for a woman.

Women don’t nag their partners to be more romantic for no reason. They do this because they need romance to feel connected to their partner.

They crave romance because it is an essential need just as eating, making love, etc.

If there are no romantic elements in a relationship, a woman will feel as if something important is missing, and she will not be happy.

Dealing with an unromantic boyfriend can be difficult for every girl, which is one reason why every guy should take this romance thing seriously.

• It lowers self-protection.

A relationship without romance is like a relationship without kisses. I know the comparison is kind of weird, but you get the idea.

Cute romantic gestures help lower self-protection. They help partners feel more relaxed and connected.

• It keeps the spark alive in a relationship.

Watching Netflix can surely be romantic, but it will not keep the spark alive in your relationship.

man and woman sitting on sofa watching tv

Making an effort to ensure your partner feels special and always being on the lookout for new ways to make your relationship exciting is the key to establishing a healthy and happy relationship.

• Romantic gestures make partners feel wanted, desired, and loved.

Never underestimate the power of unique romantic gestures like picking a beautiful flower, giving a big warm hug, or making your partner a cup of coffee.

All these gestures make partners feel desired, loved, and cared for.

• Romance lowers anxiety levels.

Things that make us feel good have the power to lower anxiety and stress levels. Romance is one of those things.

Doing something nice for your partner and surprising them with sweet gestures is what makes them feel appreciated and improves their well-being, especially their mental state.

They won’t overthink if you still care about them because they will know that you do.

• Romantic gestures show that partners prioritize their relationship.

Do you know how I know that my partner still cares about me?

By the amount of effort they put in. If I see that the relationship is not reciprocated (that I give more than I receive), I know that my partner is not prioritizing our relationship.

Romantic gestures have the power to show partners that the person they’re with is equally invested and interested in keeping the spark alive.

I’m sure these reasons are more than enough to motivate you to step up your ‘romantic game.’

Whether you’re married, in a relationship, dating someone (or you have a crush), here are some interesting ways to make your special person feel appreciated and wanted!

10 Impressive ways to be romantic (and make your bae feel loved up)

Create a love coupon book

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Coupon books are one of those unique romantic gestures that are so fun to make.

You can fill your love coupon book with exciting things like: If you’re reading this, I have to kiss you. Full body massage. Personal servant for a day.

If you have a crush and don’t know how to approach them, you can create a friendly coupon book to add some crush quotes (let’s hope that they are good at reading between the lines).

Write a romantic love letter and leave clues for your partner to find it

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Are you a hopeless romantic? Well, if this classic romantic gesture is one of your favorite ones, then you know you are. Adding clues to it makes it even more romantic and brilliantly creative.

All you need to do is express your feelings on a piece of paper and carefully devise clues that you’ll leave all over the place.

You cannot imagine the level of excitement and happiness your partner will experience when they find the love letter.

Love quotes as a romantic gesture for your loved one

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There are so many ways in which you can use love quotes as the ultimate romantic gesture. Here are some of the most interesting ones:

  • Choose a few deep love quotes, write them on a piece of paper, and put them next to your partner’s head while they’re sleeping.
  • Send your partner a romantic text message that contains a moving love quote.
  • You can secretly put a love quote written on a piece of paper in their briefcase or their pocket.
  • Add a love quote to their birthday, Valentine, or Christmas gift.

If you’re a guy reading this, don’t forget about cute romantic quotes to make her smile because these kinds of quotes will brighten her day and make her feel truly special.

To help you imagine how they will feel once they read it, here’s one special quote that can perfectly summarize your feelings for your loved one: “And if my heart were a canvas, every square inch of it would be painted over with you.” – Cassandra Clare

Document your love story by creating a scrapbook

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Collect all your movie tickets, photos, and all the other things you’ve done together and add them to your scrapbook.

Write funny things you said in certain moments, and decorate it to your heart’s content. Creating a scrapbook together is one of the most creative ways to bond.

Surprise them with a romantic dinner and fun games for couples

man and woman having romantic dinner at home

Ah, those classy, romantic dinners with scented candles, yummy food, wine, and lots of laughter. Why not spice it up with fun games for couples?

Hell, yes. From drinking roulette to Never Have I Ever questions, there is a wide array of mega fun games for couples that will make your romantic dinner truly memorable.

Send them a ‘thinking of you’ text message

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There is no better way to let your partner know that you’re thinking of them than by sending them a touching ‘thinking of you’ message.

This is one of the most adorably romantic ways to say ‘I love you’ to your partner.

Remember that you don’t need to be a professional writer to express your feelings and tell them how you feel at that very moment. Just be honest and creative.

Spend the weekend camping and hiking in nature

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A campfire, marshmallows, beautiful nature, and the hugging warmth of your loved one.

Spending the weekend camping and hiking in nature will be a breathtaking experience for both partners. And it will help you connect on a deeper level.

Give your partner a home spa experience

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Who doesn’t love a good old massage? I surely do.

If you want to make your partner feel special, organize a genuine spa experience with essential oils, relaxing music, a bubble bath, candles, and some wine (the rest I leave up to your imagination).

Recreate your first date

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If you ask me, this is one of the most brilliant ways to be romantic. Recreating your first date is no easy task.

You need to remember all the details and give your best to make it look like you’re genuinely on a first date. Once you see your partner’s sparkling eyes, you will realize all that effort was totally worth it.

Stargaze on a summer night

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Here’s something for hopeless romantics. Stargazing on a summer night while holding hands and pretending that you understand the different types of stars is just priceless.

The verdict

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Mastering the art of being romantic is an essential part of every relationship. “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

If you want to make your partner feel special and loved, you will find a way to do so. Above are some examples of romantic gestures you can feel free to modify to your heart’s content.

Perhaps these ideas will motivate you to come up with your own!