Don’t get me wrong, ladies still appreciate the flowers and chocolate on Valentine’s Day…especially if it’s her favorite chocolate and her favorite flower. (In case Dan is reading this…I’ll take all the Gihradelli dark chocolate/raspberry squares you can find and tulips please! )
And we also love that big romantic date of a steak dinner, tickets to the theater (movie or live) and even that hotel room you rented for the night away from the kiddos…yeah- don’t cancel any of that.
But if you REALLY want to show her how much you care….AND stay on a budget? Check out this list of 15 Unromantic things that men do that we women swoon over.
Below are a few of my favorites…and maybe a few comments I’ve added…
Making the bed – “When we head upstairs to get dressed and see a freshly made bed staring back at us, it’s like a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders.”
Scooping the poop – “Whether it be cleaning the litter box without being asked, walking the dog, or picking up the leftover dog droppings in the front yard — we totally heart our dudes when we’re off poop duty for once.”
Taking care of our cars – “Whether it be filling up the gas tank, putting air in our tires, taking them in for maintenance, or simply scraping the snow and ice off our windshield on their way out — handling car stuff reminds us that we’re loved.”
Emptying or loading the dishwasher – “With the amount of times we have to do this during the week, even getting off the hook once is like some kind of vacation.”
Cooking dinner – “‘Nuff said.”
Bringing us a hot cup of coffee – “Nothing says, “I love you” quite like noticing our cup is empty and getting up to refill it so we don’t have to move from the couch on a Sunday morning.”
SB: Extra points for going to Starbucks and treating us to our favorite handcrafted drink!
Folding the laundry – “Ohhhh. Swoon.”
Doing any sort of cleaning – “We even get butterflies when they spray the counters and wipe them down after dinner.”
SB: For my birthday last year Dan helped me clean the house. Guys holding a dust rag and bottle of pledge is very comparable to a six pack and biceps!
Doing ANYTHING without us prompting them – “It doesn’t matter how small the household task. If he takes it upon himself to do something simply because he knows it is going to help you out in some way, shape, or form — he’s being a total romantic.”
And guys- if you REALLY want to earn swoon points with your sweetie- do these things throughout the year! Don’t limit your love to Valentine’s Day!
Oh! Almost forgot one!
Dedicate a song to her during “Pentzer Printing presents QMIX Love Songs for Love Chapel!” You’re expressing your love for her AND helping a great organization feed those in need in Bartholomew County. You really can’t go wrong. You can find out more about this HERE.