(Closed) [Friday fun!] What's the most romantic thing your SO has done?

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Post # 17
5875 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t usually think of this as romantic, but it’s something that meant a lot to me.

While Darling Husband and I were in what I call a “semi-long distance” relationship (50 miles) he didn’t have a car.  Our system was that he would visit one weekend and I would visit the other weekend.  Since he didn’t have a car, he’s bike to my place every other weekend.

I alwasy thought it was pretty amazing that he didn’t whine that i had a car and I should just drive down and see him.  He really manned up and held up his end of the bargain.  Love that guy.

Post # 18
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

About a year ago, I was having really bad stomach pains and my doctor (incorrectly) diagnosed me with Celiac Disease. I was seriously bummed that I could no longer eat pies (my favourite!), pasta or bread, or anything with gluten. I told SO and he sort of brushed it off and said “that sucks” and then resumed telling me about some nerdy robot thing that he was working on at the time.

A week later, a huge parcel came in the mail from England (where SO lives, I’m in Canada). I opened it and it was a gluten-free cookbook for pastries. So I took the book out and underneath it must’ve been hundreds of printed out pages of gluten-free recipes of foods that I love. He also threw in some English tea, tons of gluten-free chocolate, a copy of my favourite book, and the most perfect handwritten letter I’ve ever read. It was so perfect and made me feel a million times better.

Fortunately, the doctor misdiagnosed Celiac Disease and it was just my anxiety being ridiculous, so I can eat gluten now. But I’ve kept every bit of that care package. πŸ™‚

Post # 19
1117 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Darling Husband isn’t very romantic. The most romantic thing I can think of was when we had just started dating, and I was REALLY sick. Suddenly, he was on my doorstep with Starbucks!

He also answered the phone in the middle of the night about a week before the wedding, and stayed up listening to me crying and comforting me even though he had to work at 6 in the morning. At the time we had been apart for a week.

Post # 20
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

 knew he wasnt a harry potter fan when I asked him to come to the London studio tour with me and I would pay and he said no he hates harry potter.  Then one day while I was in uni i got a text saying book a certain date off work as he was takign me to the tour.  He bought the flights, tickets, transport and has booked us a 5* hotel despite not being remotely a fan!!!!  It is my dream come true, we are going in 2 weeks (and I’m secretly hoping this might be the proposal!!)

 Though what is more important is that we have so much fun together.  He makes me laugh, listens to me cry, offers me security an djust makes life a million times better.  What he adds to my life is way more important than anything else and I’m so grateful to have found him.

Post # 21
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@ladyamalthea:  sweet thread! When SO and I were long distance (1800 miles apart), he wrote in a notebook everday. He wrote down the sweetest nicest things about me. He wrote about his fears with us, what he was excited for…he literally filled up a notebook with his heart. When I visited him for our anniverasry we went to a nice dinner on the harbor and then he gave me the notebook as my present. I balled my eyes out, it is the most heartfelt gift I have ever gotten πŸ™‚


Post # 22
550 posts
Busy bee

This probably isn’t what everything thinks of as romantic, but it ranks as one of my all time favourite things he’s done for me. We’d had a huge fight the night before and weren’t really talking that morning. Well I got my sweater out of the dryer, put it on and left for work. I was shivering for an hour and couldn’t figure out why I was so cold. Until I figured out I’d never turned the dryer on so I was wearing a wet shirt. He’d texted me asking how my day was and I told him I was cold and miserable in wet shirt. So off he went to my favourite store, walked in, bought a sweater and delivered it to me at work. Honestly, how do you not adore a man like that? 

Post # 23
3139 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

She tells me I am beautiful every single day 

Post # 24
472 posts
Helper bee

Honestly, he’s one of the most romantic people I’ve ever met. He does sweet things all of the time unprompted. In fact, today he brought home a bouquet of flowers just because. 

Too bad I can’t use my proposal as an example because it was very romantic.

Here are ones that stick out in my mind:

  • After a couple of months of dating, he had to go on a business day trip to San Diego. I was at home when I got a knock on the door. I opened it and it was my favorite pizza, from my favorite pizza place delivered and paid for. Right at that moment he called and said, “I thought you might be hungry.” It was a complete surprise, sweet, and I was starving. Bonus points for him remembering the dipping sauce.
  • I was sick with the flu. When I woke up, he had set up a small table with heart shaped eggies in a basket, orange juice, and a gift wrapped. I unwrapped it to find a beautiful dress that was just my taste and size.
  • He has surprised me multiple times with trips. Usually I’ll come home from work and he’ll say, “Pack your bags.” He never tells me where we’re going, not even a hint. A few places he’s surprised me with are Catalina Island, cabin in Big Bear, and San Francisco.

It can range from sweeping grand gestures, to bringing home a bottle of perfume, or buying my favorite yogurt from the store.

Sometimes even silly things we do together are the most romantic to me. He helped my highlight my hair the other day. We were both cry-laughing from how silly I looked. 

Sometimes even the gross stuff is what I find romantic. Like how he will go to the store in the middle of the night to buy me Dulcolex because I’m constipated. lol


Post # 25
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

SO isn’t very romantic generally but he has moments. on our first valentines day he brought me a huge over sized card (with balloons/teddy bear) and wrote in the sweetest things in it. It was rather out of character for him, it was so sweet and at the end of the card, he finished it with kisses, one kiss for each day we had been together (which was 232) at that point.


Post # 26
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Almost as soon as we were officially dating (after years of FWB) and he was away

A taxi turns up at my flat with instructions for me to pack my stuff. Taxi takes me to the aeroport, there was a ticket waiting at the desk for where he was. Spent a week on holiday 

He said after finally ‘getting’ me he wanted me there with him.

Still the most romantic thing he has ever done

Post # 27
2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

just last night he told me to go to our room and stay there, then came and got me and we drove to Akaroa Bay (about an hr away, its a beautiful spot) and found our own wee beach and hed packed a bbq and had all this food etc for us, was so beautiful!!!!! i had no idea….hes alway doing random romantic stuff but that was really nice <3 we work at the same company and when he comes in to the office and im not there he leaves me post it notes saying i love you πŸ™‚ so much other stuff, hes amazing! <3


Post # 28
35 posts

We took a trip one summer to many countries in Europe. it was important to him that he paid for everything in Paris and made it Very special (we split the cost of travel in the other countries). He took me out for nice dinners in Paris. I always said I’d like to go for a picnic in the past when we were back home, and we never did. So he arranged our first picnic to be in front of the Eiffel Tower. We spent every night laying on the grass in front of the tower. Everything was arranged and it was amazing! We also got engaged there πŸ™‚


Everyday life though is special with him. I always receive cards and flowers with special notes in them. We’ve been together 3 years. 

Post # 29
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Beach

Love that thread πŸ™‚ Well my Fiance did a couple of thins that were really and truley romantic since we’ve been going out.

On my birthday he surprised me on the roof of his house with all of our friends and family, he even decorated the roof himself (oriental party) with lights,candles,puffs on the floor, made me the most delicious birthday cake ever and on top of that organized an A to Z bbq dinner for all of our guests with food he cooked himself πŸ™‚ It was the best birthday ever πŸ™‚ It meant so much to me because I’m the planner in our relationship and he really sucks at planning :)) so for him to plan and organize the whole thing for me without even knowing was amazing. 

He also once surprised me on our anniversary with a cuise for a day on the sea just the two of us and gave me the most amazing diamond pendant with his first pay check

Aww thinking of that just makes want to hug him <3

Post # 30
1863 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

He doesn’t do them a lot, but when he does, it totally makes my week πŸ™‚ 


When we were dating, I had to have surgery.  He sat up with me the night before just talking me through my fears and concerns.  After I was discharged to come home, he sat in my room, just holding my hand while I slept.  This summer, I had to have another more intensive surgery and he slept in the hospital room on one of the dinky little recliners and would come over to hold my hand for all of the bandage changes, IV’s and needles. 

On our honeymoon, he bought me a stuffed bear for my collection. 

He drove 132 miles to surprise me for my birthday when I had to work out of town that day πŸ™‚ 

Post # 31
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband sends me an “I love you” text every morning. He will often write provocative sentences like “Wait until I meet you in bed tonight.” Sometimes he will make sweet comments such as “You looked so beautiful sleeping this morning.”

I am an affectionate person and my husband knows I love hugs and kisses, so he will often gather me into his arms and give me passionate kisses. I have turned this man into a cuddly teddy bear. He will often poke his head into a room and ask me to join him in bed for making out and embracing. 

My husband can be very charming. I am too serious most of the time, but he manages to make me smile with his smooth way of convincing me. Today my hubby was rubbing my cheek with the back of his hand and talking about how much he wanted to see my pretty smile more often. This is not the first time he has said so. I couldn’t help but grin. 

I recently had the flu and my husband ran out to get me medicine and ginger ale. He wouldn’t let me continue with my normal actvities and asked me to rest instead. My husband took my temperature and brought anything I needed to my bed. He also used a cold washcloth on my skin to cool me down. It made me a little uncomfortable because I felt like a little kid, but I know my husband was just being loving and tender. 

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