We have rounded up a group of experts in the field to discuss and give tips and ideas regarding this very important topic of romantic ideas for him.
Express your love to him through food
First off is Lany Rosato, 28, an Italian chef at a well-known Italian restaurant in Midtown Manhattan.
“I am Italian American and I think I was just born with more romance in my heart than most people.”
“I think it is reflected in my work (my fettucini alfredo was named “The Most Seductive Pasta of the City” for the past two years by that well-known daily newspaper here) but it is also reflected in my relationships.”
“I have been dating Bill Kershaw for the past two years. He’s around my age and is a professional session musician. He brings out all my romantic ideas for him.”
“For example, it’s a cliche, I know, but on Valentine’s Day, I created a beautiful tomato cream sauce which was served over butterfly pasta. It was nothing short of a romance on the plate.”
“I created little hearts out of thin scallion strips which I placed on top of the pasta. This is just one example of how I used my passion–cooking and creating new dishes–with romance–which is the feeling of excitement and slight mystery I associate with love.”
You can use some delectable food as an expression of love.
If your better half associates love with good food, this is one of the best romantic ideas for him at home. Effuse all your creativity in food and serve your guy a masterpiece today itself, or sometime in this upcoming weekend.
Romantic gestures for him
Next we turn to Wanda Plentz, an expert in Communication and Linguistics
“Yes, there really is a romance language, and I am not referring to theromance languages (for the scholars out there, those would be French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and some smaller dialects, Romansh, Catalan, etc.).”
“The romance language I am talking about is the special language two love partners use. It is not only spoken and written–think of how you develop special nicknames for each other–but it is a language without spoken words–we linguists call this paralinguistic communication.”
“Think about the ‘come hither’ look. That is a good example of romantic paralinguistic communication. Most unspoken language can be flirtatious–think of mouthing “I love you”, or arching an eyebrow, or slowly smiling.”
It would seem that most women instinctively know how to use paralinguistic communication; the real trick is to know when and with whom!
So, instead of brooding over romantic things to say to him, you can give wings to your romantic ideas for him on paralinguistic lines.
You could floor your guy on your next date by using some sensual gestures. And, you never know how things could escalate for the good!
Focus on the little things
According to psychologist Aimee Watson-Zee, keeping the romance going in relationships is crucial to the longevity of relationships.
“Think about the early days of your relationship. Can you remember how delightful some of the little discoveries you both made together seemed to partially cement your relationship?”
“The shared laughter about a silly sign in a shop window. Her coworker who always ate the exact same thing for lunch for absolutely no reason at all.”
“What about the time you both stood in line for the opening of her favorite ramen shop only to discover they had run out of ramen by the time you were to be seated.”
“It is instances like these–which seemed utterly inconsequential when they were happening–that help sustain the romance. My best advice: reminisce, laugh, and enjoy these special moments.”
Here’s a very crucial takeaway- your romantic ideas for him need not be too fancy. Sweet nothings that you say to each other or little things that bond the two of you together can make wonders to your relationship.
So, put on your thinking caps and think of all the little yet nice things to do for your husband tonight.
Level up the romantic ambiance
Interior decorator Wilson Guy Has some great ideas for making homes Into romance hotspots.
“Oh I know the trend right now is to minimalism, but believe me, that is not for everyone, and I would go so far to say it is not for most. We all have objects we want to hang on to through our many moves in life.”
“To make a home a romantic place, you have to think about a couple of things, and a lot of people seem to forget about what I consider the most important element: light.”
“Use light as a decorating tool and that will bring romance as an underlying decorating motif.”
If you have great views, maximize them, do not clutter them up with heavy draperies. Think voile, gauze and see-through. Here are my top four tips for creating a romantic home:
Keep in mind that all rooms can have romantic touches, not just in the bedroom.
A framed photo of the two of you can bring romance into any room–try placing one in the laundry room or someplace unexpected!
Lacquer a wall or two. The high-gloss glean of a red lacquered wall spells sexiness.
Leave your bed unmade. Loose linens exude romance and can make the bed effortlessly irresistible.
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Rachael Pace is a noted relationship writer associated with Marriage.com. She provides inspiration, support, and empowerment in the form of motivational articles and essays. Rachael enjoys studying the evolution of loving partnerships and is passionate about writing on them. She believes that everyone should make room for love in their lives and encourages couples to work on overcoming their challenges together.