(Closed) Is your SO romantic enough?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Is you SO romantic enough?
    not at all! Doesn't have a romantic bone in his body! : (29 votes)
    19 %
    Occationally, which makes it super special! : (85 votes)
    55 %
    All the time! I love it! : (36 votes)
    23 %
    TOO romantic! I feel like I live in a movie. : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    He does the little things that are romantic.  Tells me I’m beautiful, cooks dinner, refills my drink, etc.  He takes really good care of me.  Thats all more romantic to me then if he treated me like crap but brought home flowers once a week. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have trouble with the ‘enough’ part of the poll.  My SO isn’t romantic at all, he has occasional impulses to be but he’s terrible at it.  But he is romantic ‘enough’ because I like him that way and don’t miss it.  When I’ve been with romantic guys I’ve never trusted a word they said – which isn’t a good thing to have in a relationship. 

    Post # 5
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My SO is quite the romantic. He’s very flattering, carries me over slushy sidewalks, wrote me a song and sings to me, and once showered me with rose petals while I was taking a shower. He’s awesome. Just the right amount of romance for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My Fiance tries to be romantic which is very sweet… we just have different (cliched) ideas about romance. To him its romantic when he spends a whole bunch of money on my birthday gift or plans a special something for graduation etc. 

    Those are nice but I wish he was less grand-gesture and more everyday-romantic. I’d be happy with cheaper gifts on holidays if he’d bring me home a card for no reason sometimes, etc. He isn’t big on the “for no reason” thing. 

    In the past few months I’ve been trying to instill a little romance in our relationship by doing extra stuff for him to see if he reciprocates. He did well for v-day but still not much “for no reason” romance on his end ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
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    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My Fiance has his moments but if he were romantic all the time I dont think it would be very special. My proposal was incredibly romantic and even to this day I’m still surprised that he thought of it and pulled it off! He has sent flowers to my office for no reason a few times and that was very romantic. He takes good care of me and is always there for me and is my best friend and to me thats more romantic than anything else.

    Post # 8
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Darling Husband isn’t overly romantic in his actions in the “traditional” romantic sense (like what Minutiae is talking about–stuff movies are made of!) but he always says the sweetest most genuine things (still shocking to me, after living with a very masculine father who doesn’t do or say anything sensitive like that!) and occassionally does romantic things like gets me flowers. More so, it’s just in how he treats me and how he appreciates me. If i comment about going out to eat, he just goes, “where do you want to go?” versus bitching about the money, haha. I rarely WANT to eat out. It just makes me over the moon how he respects me and adores me. Boy i sound silly, haha. But he really is an adoring kind of guy. But I’m not a mushy girly girl for the most part, so I’m totally cool with all his practical romantic gestures.  

    When i come home and see he’s fed the cats, threw the chicken on the grill, and see that he vacuumed, did laundry, and pauses the TV to welcome me home and give me a hug, it makes me feel so good.

    Post # 10
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    When J gets it in his head to do something, he goes all out. ๐Ÿ™‚ But he isn’t spontaneous and those grand romantic gestures are far enough apart that I keep appreciating them. Good thing he shows his love in other ways too!

    Post # 11
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Fiance is extremely romantic all the time. I am a very lucky woman.

    Post # 12
    Member
    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mr KM can be when he really wants to be. I’m not a super romantic girl, though, so we balance eachother out. He’s really, really good at bringing me flowers about once every two weeks! He totally FLOORED me for Valentines Day, though. He hates Valentines Day more than the average guy, so he doesn’t like to do anything for it. Which… whatever, in theory we have a deal that we don’t have to do anything for New Years if we don’t do anything for Valentines Day. Well, we ended up going over to his parents for New Years so in theory we should have done something. I decided to work instead because I didn’t want to have to hear him huff and puff about it.

    ANYWAY, for valentines day, he made a comic book of our entire relationship using our nicknames (that involve animals) for each other! Omigoodness, I cried and cried and cried it was so amazing and creative. Hands down the best romantic thing he’s ever done.

    Post # 13
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I get the right amount of romance. He will surprise me with flowers for no reason and write me amazing cards on holidays. I guess his romance is limited to special days other than a few flowers for no reason – but that is fine with me.

    I come from a family with a father who does not have a romantic bone in his body. For example, when he proposed to my mom he was going off for a 6 week stint in the army and as he walked out the door he said “And go pick out a ring while I am gone!” How romantic LOL!

    So I am head over heals with every small romantic gesture Mr. M does.

    Post # 14
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    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    He cooks… A LOT. Sometimes he will bring home a nice bottle of wine though, to make it special.  He occasionally gets me flowers *not for holidays, just for fun… and only a few times a year* so it is always a nice surprise.  He scrapes my car for me in the morning if there was snowfall during the night.  He makes me icepacks (my ankles are really bad and I ice daily) and he is great at holding hands. It might just be the love, but after 3.5 years I still get the warm fuzzies when he grabs my hand. 

    Post # 15
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    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    my fiance is definately not as romantic as I would like him to be..but he is quite a manly man and i guess it just doenst fit his “style” but regardless he is a great guy and his romanticlessness is not a deal breaker ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My fiance started off WAAAAAAAAAAAY OVER THE TOP romantic so that I couldn’t look him in the eye without laughing and was actually embarrased to tell my friends things he did for me (LOTS of poetry, every gift somehow related to photos, grand declarations).  If he could play the guitar I KNOW he’s have sung a song for me by now and clearly I would have had to break up with him.  I truly CAN NOT stomach that stuff.  He’s since – thankfully – turned it down a notch but still has his moments.  Like adding a poem he wrote for me to our wedding website.  Couldn’t we just keep that between us?? 

    Don’t get me wrong – i DO appreciate the sweet things he does, and I’m fully aware how lucky I am – everyday – to have him in my life; but I definitely appreciate the small gestures or the toekn gifts for no reason more than the grand overtures.

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