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Show him the love: Romantic gestures from you to him

Whether the romance seems to be wearing thin, or you’re still wrapped up in the magical “honeymoon” phase of your relationship, reaching out with a romantic gesture is a great way to boost your bond. We have some suggestions for simple ways to show you care.

Woman writing sexy love note

Leave a love note

There’s nothing more romantic than getting a love note. And no, we don’t mean the heart you haphazardly scrawled on the memo board after the reminder to pick up milk and eggs. We’re talking about a genuine note you write telling him how much he means to you. Tuck it somewhere he’ll see it like his briefcase, on the dashboard of his car or on the counter if you leave before he does.

Cook him a special dinner

Sure, going out is great, but why not surprise your guy with a home cooked spread of his favorite goodies? Pick up his go-to beverage and dessert if you don’t have time to make something sweet, light some candles and tell him to come to the table dressed for dinner. Even if his favorite meal is grilled cheese sandwiches, it’ll be special because you made it for him.

Plan a surprise date

Forget the same old trip to the movies, this weekend plan something he’ll never expect. Think about what he likes to do (watch sports, check out local galleries, listen to live bands) and plan a night around something he really enjoys. Build in drinks at a bar he likes (or wants to check out) and dinner if you have time, for a fun, unexpected evening just for him.

Do something to help

Do all his suits need dry cleaning (and he doesn’t have time to take them)? Could his car use a tune-up (but he’s been too swamped to deal with it)? Think about what he needs to get done — and then do it for him! Taking something off of a loved one’s plate when they’re busy is not only helpful, but romantic, too.

Send him a gift

It might be men who have the reputation for sending flowers and gifts, but that doesn’t mean they should get the monopoly on that gesture. Surprise him on a day you think he needs a pick-me-up by sending a gift to his office. It doesn’t have to be flowers. It could be anything from take-out from his favorite lunch spot to a batch of home baked cookies.

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