Starting at an early age we are all exposed to the mass marketing business of romance. The fairytale romances of cartoon characters, the eccentric antics of couples on TV, and of course the bombardment of glossy advertisements showcasing an idealistic woman and other wildly unrealistic hoops to jump through to woo a man. All this drama can make romancing the man of your life seem unobtainable and like quite a daunting task, but we have good news! It’s not.
The reality is that romancing a man properly is actually much easier than it may appear. It’s a massive misconception that it takes “big” assets and many lofty gestures to be in favor of the one you love. In fact, much like the male gender counterpart, it’s the little things that make us happy. The intention, thought, and heart is what transforms a seemingly simple gesture into a grand one.
We are here to help and once you have read our DIY romance suggestions that will make him grin from ear to ear, you will be able to send in your Gnome for some BIG heartfelt results. You can start by announcing your intentions with a Gnomification, programming your NFC chip embedded in your Gnome or handwriting a little note. The hardest part of beginning this process will simply be choosing where to start! That’s a great problem to have right?
Get Active Together
Let him pick the activity, and then go along with the plan. Getting active together is a great way to have an adventure, and depending on your honey it can also be a great workout. Maybe getting active for him is taking the 4 wheel drive out for a romp in the mud, in which case put on your swimsuit and get a little dirty. No matter what this gesture means to him, roll with it! Let him show you a goodtime and have a field day of his own in the process.
Let Him Pick the Restaurant
Chances are this may be a conflicting conversation that happens more than once in a while. Women have a tendency to feign little concern for this decision, but still decline suggestions until the 8th place suggested. Once in a while, go with his first choice and even offer to pay. The happiness it will bring him is worth the temporary discomfort of your conflicting tastes. If this isn’t ever an issue, then you’re in luck! He will be all the more pleased to choose the chow down location, one in which you will both be happy.
Take Him to the Movies
A spin on the traditional date! Ask him to the movies, treat him to popcorn, and maybe even slip in a smooch or two during the boring parts. In this scenario he also gets to pick the movie, after all this date is about making him feel special.
Pack Him a Lunch
No one knows your honey better than you, so who better to pack him a lunch worth drooling over?
We all know time at the office passes quickly, and often times we forget to eat properly if at all. Send him off to seize the day with a balanced meal that will place a big smile on his face, and a proverbial one on his stomach. You can even slip in a sweet/sensual note about what’s for dessert.
Send an “I Appreciate You” Text
Feeling validated is important in any relationship, especially one where you are both working hard together to create a happy, loving home. You can never express enough how much you cherish the one you love, or the contributions they make to your life. Technology has made it easy to tell your guy exactly how much he means to you, he is sure not to forget it. The heart keeps smiling long after the face reveals it!
Offer up a foot rub or back massage
He will not say no and he will love it.
He may even offer to give you one in return! It’s amazing how thoughtful deeds inspire more thoughtfulness. It all comes full circle!
Say I Love You in a Creative Way
Throw him for a curve ball with your delivery, and keep him on his toes! Slip an “I Love You” note into the back pocket of his Gnome, or spell it in peperoni on a pizza. Keeping things interesting and fresh will make each “I Love You” seem like the first. It reminds him that it’s not the routine of saying “I Love You” that prompts those three words to be repeated time and time again.
Take an Interest in His Hobbies
We all have something that excites us to no avail! It’s important to show interest in your lover’s hobbies, even when they might not be exactly what you consider fun. You will be surprised how happy it will make him to teach you something new. It gives you both a chance to bond, and you may even come to appreciate something you never thought you could. If nothing else, you will get to stare at his cute smile as he talks passionately. It’s an all-around win!
Suggest a Guy’s Night
Just like women need their girl time, men also need their guy time. As much as spending time together is wonderful, sometimes it’s nice to have a little time apart to miss one another. Help him plan a poker night, backyard BBQ, or Mario Cart play off night. It’s been scientifically proven that spending time with friends is good for preventing heart disease, and even a little time apart makes reuniting all the more exciting. It’s also creates the perfect opportunity for you to have a girls night. Keep your hearts healthy and the excitement continually mounting!
Send Him a Sexy Photo
The easiest way of course being through text! It’s another technological way to romance your man. Add more intrigue and send a Gnomification through our Gnoments website! A Gnomification will send a personal email/text from you and your Gnome directly to your love and his Gnome. If you want something a bit more professional than a sexy selfie, you can arrange to have boudoir photos taken. Groupon offers great specials on photoshoot sessions often!
You Know That One Thing He Does That Drives You Insane?
Ignore it for a full 24 hours.
As hard as this may seem, grant him the right to:
Listen to his awful music loudly, leave his socks right where he stepped out of them, want hamburgers for dinner for the 3rd day in a row, let the dog on the couch, ask you a million questions while you’re watching you favorite show. Yes anything on your list of annoying habits let him live them out for one day. The truth is he knows how you feel, and he respects it, but as is human sometimes we just want to cut loose and be appreciated for the fact that we are trying.
Surprise Him with a Silly Gift
Most men like gifts just as much as women do. It’s the thought that counts, so make your thoughts center around something you know he would like. It could be something that invokes the reminder of an inside joke, pertain to one of his hobbies (which you now know all about as per the above DIY romance idea) or it could be something sultry that will give him a goofy grin. No matter the item be it bought, made, or found, it will be a symbolic reminder of how he is always in your thoughts.
Cook His Favorite Meal
It always seems to come back to food. The age old saying “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” has survived the ages for a reason. If you are a good cook, whip up one of his favorite dishes. If your kitchen skills are less than excellent don’t worry, it doesn’t detract from the deed. Cook to your skill level, or order out and set it up at home. Even a tragic dinner burnt black will turn into a hilarious memory and he will appreciate the action none the less.
Pour Him His Favorite Drink
When Friday seems far off, or perhaps it is Friday and it’s time to cut loose, jump two steps ahead and have his favorite after hours drink ready for him when he gets home. You can even program the NFC chip in his Gnome to send a sound bite from Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville. Bonus, you get to have your favorite drink too, and together you can have happy hour at home.
Don’t let the preconceived notions of what you are told romance should look like stop you from trying. The two things all our suggestions have in common are you and true intentions to make a genuine impression. If you are lucky enough to have a man in your life that looks at you with hearts in his eyes, then I can assure you that any one of these suggestions will only solidify and continue to renew the love you have cultivated together.
Gnome matter how you choose to spend your time together, what really matters is that you do.
Gnoments is here to help you accomplish you relationship goals and keep the romance alive and active. Gnoments are a tangible outlet that reminds you to do special things for each other, no matter big or small. They are symbolic to the purpose they serve. Their magnetic hands always bring them back to each other and their cute playful presence grabs your attention as a daily reminder that’s hard to ignore. Whether you send a Gnomification through our website, plant the gnome with a special note, or use the embedded NFC chip to program a special message for your honey, as the recipient you feel special to find a thoughtful gnome waiting for you. Romance is about fun, excitement, and all the little things that make up the beautiful story of your love. Gnoments simply serves as an outlet in which you can start creating more moments to add to your story.
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