28 Most Romantic Things a Man Can Do

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Being romantic isn't always about wining and dining and buying fancy jewelry. In fact, a lot of times that could be done without thought. We want your brains to excite us! Show us you are thinking -- truly thinking -- and we find that completely romantic.

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I polled women and asked them what were some of the most romantic things their men could do for them. Men, do this this Valentine's Day ... or any day.

  1. Brush my hair out of the blue, not because it's needed but because it feels nice.
  2. Give me a massage that doesn't end in sex. Unless you want it to. I mean REALLY want it to.
  3. Write me a poem.
  4. Feed the kids dinner, give them baths, and put them to bed. So I don't have to.
  5. Put fuzzy socks on my feet when I'm cold without being asked.
  6. Cook and serve me a nice dinner (and major bonus for doing the dishes afterward).
  7. Wake me up with coffee in hand.
  8. Wake me up by rubbing my arm and kissing my neck while we are both still in bed.
  9. He sends me romantic songs and calls out lyrics that he thinks fits us perfectly.
  10. When he brings home my favorite Prosecco.
  11. I find his patience with my crazy to be super romantic.
  12. When he tells me I'm beautiful and says he still feels like he got the hot chick to go to the prom with him, and damn, how did that happen?
  13. When he calls me by a nickname that only he knows.
  14. When we go out in public, he'll reach out from time to time and put his hand in a specific place on on my hip, like he can't stand to not touch me when we're within arm's reach of each other. Actually, he touches me whenever we're in arm's reach of each other, no matter what.
  15. He buys me little gifts (nothing big; a brand of chocolate I'm partial to, the type of pens I prefer) just out of the blue, because he thought I'd like it.
  16. He always, always, always opens doors for me, waits for me to be seated first, and holds my hand wherever we go.
  17. When he takes me to Godiva to pick out my own individual truffles.
  18. Make a public show of something. Hell, a heartfelt note on my Facebook Wall would be cool.
  19. Draws me a hot bath and takes over putting the kids to bed so we can have alone time.
  20. Plan a mini-vacation! And handle all the details.
  21. He traces his fingers on my arm, my back, my leg, and tells me he loves my skin.
  22. He'll lean into me and tell me I smell good.
  23. Bring me home a treat or flowers when he knows I've had a bad day.
  24. Surprise me with a sitter and a night out to a quiet place for dinner.
  25. When he gets up with the kids and lets me sleep in.
  26. Every single night he spoons with me before we go to sleep, and he insists that I go to bed with him because he has a hard time falling asleep without me there.
  27. He challenges my intellect because he knows I'm up for it and respects the prowess of my gray matter.
  28. He sends me love texts from time to time, sometimes in Spanish, because "the English translation doesn't quite do it justice" about my smile, my eyes, my hair, my spirit.

What are you favorite romantic things on this list? What would you add?


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Chels... Chelsey191

Washing my hair. I love it when he washes my hair.

Porce... PorcelainPixels

I'm very lucky to have a man that does most of these things for me. Never have I had someone know everything that I like and dislike. Sometimes I swear he can read my mind.


MrsLa... MrsLandon2012

Bringing me sprite/gatorade without having to ask when I'm dealing with severe bouts of morning sickness(I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant), helping me into the truck, kissing me on the head, feeding the horses on exceptionally cold mornings, kicking the dog off the chair so I can sit there with him(lol). All seemingly normal stuff, but my husband isn't a touchy feely/expressive guy, so when he does these small things it puts a smile on my face:)


Goodness, you sure like chocolate!

Manth Manth

The most romantic thing my guy did for me?  I was in hospital, having given birth to DD#1 8 weeks early. I was feeling miserable and useless as a mother since she was in NICU and I couldn't even hold her and I was so sick they wouldn't even let me out of bed for more than an hour at a time.  He got up early on a Saturday (he is SO not an early rising kind of guy) to search out EVERY used bookstore he could find in the city so that he could get all four parts of a series that was long out of print - just because he knew I loved them and my old copies had gotten destroyed.  He found them, too - but even if he hadn't, the thought that went into that particular gift was awesome!

nonmember avatar Boogamama

The sweetest thing my hubby has done is buy me a space heater for Christmas last year. At first I thought, why would he buy that. I don't want that. Then I realized the significance. I was just starting out with my third pregnancy and the wacky hormones were making me freeze all the time. He bought it take care of me. To make sure I was warm and comfortable. That gift will forever remain my favorite.

justa... justamom272

I absolutely love when my husband will go get me a cup of coffee and put it in the microwave before he heads out to work. He knows I need that one cup of coffee before our 3 kids get up in the morning.

the4m... the4mutts

This list is spot on, and makes me even more grateful for my husband, who does things like this for me all the time. Never in my life have I had a man who I wanted to DESERVE.

I do my damndest every day to show him that I appreciate all the little things he does for me. He's perfect for me in every way.

nonmember avatar Michelle Grisso

My husband is great I know some people love jewelry, flowers or chocolates from the significant other but my husband is the best he gets me James Patterson books for holidays and he takes care of the kids while I sit in a hot bath with something to drink and read my book. Instead of jewelry or chocolate or flowers I will take a good book any day.

nonmember avatar shanna

You guys are all so lucky!! My husband says it would show hes whooped if he did any of that stuff. If I ask him to be sweet, he tells me to stop being needy!! Count your blessings :) !!!

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