As avid readers, writers, and even movie and television watchers of the romance genre, we probably all get a little mushy when it comes to romantic gestures, right? But what exactly constitutes a romantic gesture? What’s romantic to one person might not be romantic to the next. We can assume that what makes one person melt might make another roll their eyes.
I laughed with glee when I did a quick internet search on romance because the first entry that popped up was Wikipedia, which says romance is “love emphasizing emotion over libido.” Ha! That’s what we at Heartwarming are all about, right? Emotion, tugging at those heartstrings, turning our hearts to goo…
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Then there was this guy who wrote, illustrated, and published a children's book about his relationship and set up his girlfriend to find it in the library so he could propose. Now, that one gets an A for creativity. I also like that I would still smell good after it was all over!
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To me, the most romantic gestures are those that are the most unexpected --when there is no sense of obligation involved; flowers on June 2 (or any random day) instead of February 14, my favorite candy (or an apple fritter) when it’s nowhere near my anniversary, or a card or a note just…because.
My husband writes me tons of notes and cards, which I love. So my all-time favorite romantic gesture would have to be the time I got up in the morning and discovered that he had placed sticky notes all over our kitchen--on the cupboards, the countertops, the drawers, on my coffee cup, even inside the fridge. And on each one he wrote something that he loves about me. Pretty sweet, right?
So, we would love to hear your favorite romantic gesture--one you’ve given or received…