Romantic gestures are a nice way to surprise your loved one and show them how much you appreciate them. Simple surprises can bring a smile to their face and help keep your relationship healthy.
You don’t even need to spend a lot of money (if any) to let your partner know you care. While it might be nice to occasionally treat them to a fancy dinner, there are plenty of ways to provide a romantic gesture right at home.
In fact, some romantic gestures will take less than five minutes! You don’t need to spend hours trying to find a way to surprise your partner.
Complimenting your partner is a gesture that you really should be doing daily. Tell them what makes them special to you, whether it is how beautiful their eyes are or how proud you are of them. This only takes a matter of seconds but can make a big impact.
Make sure that you don’t focus on just physical features. People have personality traits and values that help make them unique. Find genuine aspects that you love about your partner and make sure you tell them what they are.
Use your talents to woo them
If you have a special talent, create something special just for them. For example, if you paint, you can create a painting that is representative of your love. Or if you know how to play the piano, you can play them a love song. It is easy to find the chords for piano songs on the internet or you can write your own song.
Get creative. Even if you’re not the best painter or musician, your partner is sure to appreciate and value that you took the time to create something special for them.
Do a chore for them
Everyone has those chores that they hate doing, but they do them anyway because the chores have to get done. If your partner is the one to always empty the trash, even though they hate doing it, surprise them by doing it for them.
It is always nice to come home to discover that a loathed chore has already been done. Not only is it a nice surprise, but it also shows your partner that you listened to their complaints. And if your partner really hates the chore, it could be time to talk about swapping chore responsibilities.
Random affectionate touches
Often, we might give our loved ones a special kiss before bed or when we’re heading to work. But a smaller random touch, such as a surprise massage, grabbing a hold of their hand, or gently kissing their cheeks is a great way to show that you love them. Some people even enjoyed having their hair played with.
While it is nice to surprise them with an affectionate touch, you don’t want to completely catch them off guard. Not everyone enjoys being touched. If random kissing or hugging isn’t your partner’s love language, don’t force it upon them.
Surprise them after a bad day
Usually, you’ll be able to tell when your partner is having a bad day. They might wake up in a bad mood or they might text you throughout the day. Find a way to surprise them once they get off work.
This surprise doesn’t have to be anything big. It could be that you’ve already made their favorite meal or that you’ve purchased their favorite ice cream. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just something to show you care.
Start a show together
If you’re looking for a good alternative to going to the movie theatre, consider watching a romantic movie at home or starting a show with your partner instead. Pick a show that neither one of you have seen but are interested in, cozy up together on the couch, and enjoy the quality time together. Make it even more romantic by dimming the lghts and burning a candle.
Make sure to only watch the show together. If you’re tempted to watch an episode without them or a friend begs you to watch the show together, don’t cave. Watching the show together should be something special between you and your partner.
Romantic gestures don’t need to be overly expensive. In fact, a compliment or quality time together will often mean more to them than a boutique of flowers. Flowers wilt and die over time, but showing you care can create memories that will last a lifetime.