In this mirror you
will see the image of the most beautiful woman in the world."
IDEA # 6
Take a book that your
partner is reading and using a pencil, underline letters in a
section of the book she has yet to read to spell out a love
letter. For example in the following exert from a novel, the
underlined letters come together to spell out the secret
message "I love you"
The palace was a labyrinth, their passage through it
tortuous and interminable. Initially they passed
from building to building under the sodden sky.
Steve's feet ached; he might have laughed at
himself, the tireless traveler, grown too soft from his months
in the city to walk any proper distance.
Abruptly the guards halted.
letters will make your partner curious and with a bit of luck
she will write them down. Spend time to encode a proper
message such as "Dear Belinda, I love you honey"
IDEA # 7
Have flowers delivered to your partner's workplace. She will not
only enjoy the flowers but will also receive comments and
attention from her office mates which will add to
IDEA # 8
While walking with your
partner on a weekend getaway, pick up a smooth stone and say
that you're going to keep it as a special memento of your
trip. Later, have a message such as "I Love Rebecca" engraved
into the stone by a jeweler and give it to your partner.
IDEA # 9
Drive into the country, find
a grassy hill and lie with your partner and look up at the
clouds. Play the kid’s game of looking for shapes in the cloud
IDEA # 10
Get a piece of paper and
some crayons. Draw a bright childlike picture with a smiley
sun and two stick figures holding hands. Add labels with your
two names pointing to the stick figures. Write "I Love You"
inside a heart. Next get a large formal envelope. Place
your drawing inside and type up a formal address label and
sent to your partner's work. Mail it to your partner so she
receives it in the middle of a busy day.
IDEA # 11
Memorize one of
Shakespeare's love sonnets and recite it to your partner when
you are in a romantic setting like a botanical garden. Don't
just suddenly start reciting poetry as this will just sound
While you are
cuddling your partner, ask in a joking manner, "So is now a
good time to recite a love poem to you?" She will probably say
yes, expecting you to come up with something of the "Roses are
Instead, look into
her eyes, smile and recite the sonnet while you gently stroke
IDEA # 12
If your partner has to work
late, take a lunch box and fill it with some of her favorite
things such as chocolates, herbal tea, cookies, a small teddy
bear. Next, get a piece of paper and write Michelle's Late
Night Survival Pack" Draw a big red cross below this and
stick the paper to the top of the box. Tell your partner to
open the box when things get really tough.
If you are walking by a
park, visit the swings and give your partner a ride. This will
often bring back happy memories from her childhood.
IDEA # 14
Leave a long stem rose where
your partner will find it with a note on it saying:
you for coming into my life."
IDEA # 15
If your partner is starting
a new job, buy a copy of "The Sound Of Music" sound track.
Tape the song, "I Have Confidence" onto a tape and add your
own message at the end of the song saying, "Good Luck honey, I
have confidence in you." Give the tape to your partner to play
on the way to work in the car.
IDEA # 16
Buy a small decorated
cardboard box, a sheet of colored tissue paper, some massage
oil and a blank card. Line the box with the tissue paper.
Place the massage oil in the box and write the following
message on the card:
I know a great
For an appointment call:
(Your Phone Number)
IDEA # 17
When your spouse has had a
really long hard day, run a hot bath for her. Pour some
fragrant bath oil into the tub and gently bathe her from head
to toe. Carry her into the bedroom. Gently towel her dry and
tuck her into a freshly made bed with a kiss on the forehead.
IDEA # 18
For this idea you will need
a portable CD player. If you and your partner have a favorite
song, get a copy of it on CD and take it with you when you go
away for a romantic weekend.
When you are in a
romantic spot, ask your partner if she would like to dance.
Place one earpiece in her ear and one in your own and enjoy
your private dance floor.
This technique is particularly effective if the romantic spot you
have chosen is somewhere where people would not normally
dance, for example, the top of the Empire State building at sunset or on
top of a mountain during a camping
IDEA # 19
If your partner has a pet
that she adores, at Christmas, in addition to buying a gift
for your partner, buy a small present for her pet.
IDEA # 20
Go for a walk on the beach.
Trace out the shape of a large love heart in the sand. Sit
inside the heart and cuddle your partner as you watch the sun
IDEA # 21
Invite your partner to go
for a walk. Get a back pack and pack the following items: A
picnic blanket, a selection of fruit in small containers eg.
strawberries, grapes, watermelon and kiwi fruit. Some cheese
and crackers. Some sandwiches. A small tin of caviar. A half
bottle of champagne and two plastic champagne glasses. If your
partner asks what's in the backpack, just say a jacket and
When you find a romantic spot, ask if she would like to stop
for a bite to eat. Open your pack and remove the items one by
one to set up your picnic. The last item you remove
should be the glasses and champagne.
IDEA # 22
If you play a musical
instrument, create a romantic environment in which to play for
your partner. For example, let's say you play the saxophone.
Contact your partner's roommate and arrange for her to make
sure that your partner steps out onto the balcony of their
apartment at exactly 9.30pm.
Drive to her
apartment and set up before hand. Place a large sparkler in
the music holder of your sax and light it as your partner
steps on to the balcony. Play something slow and romantic.
IDEA # 23
Use this idea if your
partner is going to work and you are staying at home for some
reason (Perhaps you are sick or are working from home).
Say goodbye to her
at the front door and then immediately send an email to her
work address. The email should simply say, "Miss you already".
The email will be in her in-box when she does her morning
IDEA # 24
your partner has long hair, take the time to brush it using
long slow strokes. This is particularly effective after she has had
a shower or when she is getting ready for
IDEA # 25
On a special occasion like
your partner's birthday, plan a treasure hunt for her. The fun
begins when you suggest going for a walk on the beach.
When you get to the
beach, carry a small bag with you. The bag contains a bottle
that you prepared earlier. Inside the bottle is a treasure
map. To make the treasure map look authentic, burn the edges
with a match.
As you are walking,
slip the bottle out of your bag and let it drop to the sand
near the water's edge. You may have to pause and kiss your
partner to do this unnoticed. Walk a little further up the
beach then turn around and retrace your steps to 'discover'
On the map have a
dotted line leading from the beach to a nearby cafe. At the
cafe, your partner won't know what to look for so suggest that
you just sit down and have a cup of coffee.
When the waitress
delivers the coffee, she suggests to your partner that she
might find what she is looking for under the coaster. When
your partner turns over the coaster she finds a key taped to
the bottom. Obviously you will have to set this up before hand
with the waitress. Most waitresses will be happy to help a
romantic guy out with this type of thing.
the next stop on the map, your partner finds or is given a
spade. Then at the last stop on the map your partner finds a large
'X' made up of two crossed sticks. She digs and discovers
a locked box. The key unlocks the box to reveal
IDEA # 26
Invite your partner on a date by sending her a plain brown
envelope containing a tape. On the tape, record the Mission
Impossible sound track and then record yourself saying, "Your
mission if you choose to accept it is to make your way to Café
Venoli, 123 Park Lane at 18.30 Eastern Standard Time. There
you will rendezvous with a stunningly attractive man wearing a
red carnation. The future of the free world is now in your
hands. This tape will self destruct in five seconds." Then
record ten beeps from a stopwatch and record
yourself saying, "Would you believe ten seconds…" Its corny
but it usually gets a laugh!
IDEA # 27
Contact your partner's
family and ask if there was anything she always wanted when
she was a little girl.
For example if she
always wanted a porcelain doll, buy one for her birthday. She
will not only appreciate the gift but also the fact that you
were thoughtful enough to find out what she always wanted.
IDEA # 28
Organize a professional photo shoot to obtain a portrait of the two
of you as a couple. Frame the picture and
put it somewhere prominent. Remember to make sure you give your
partner plenty of notice so that she can get ready.
IDEA # 29
Write a note saying "I
thought of you today, and it made me smile." Leave the note
somewhere where your partner is sure to find it.
IDEA # 30
For Valentines Day, buy
your partner a charm bracelet with at least 14 charms. Remove
all the charms and let your partner 'find' one charm each day
for the first fourteen days of February. On Valentines Day
give her the bracelet and any remaining charms.
IDEA # 31
When you and your partner are in a
shopping center or airport, stop at one of those booths that
allow you to take an instant photo and print them out as
stickers. Choose a romantic background and kiss your partner
while the photo is being taken.
If your partner has voice
mail at work or on her mobile, leave a message saying
"Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of
you." She will appreciate this anytime but especially
when she is going through a rough period.
IDEA # 33
Organize a mystery trip for
you and your partner. Some travel agents will organize mystery
packages where the destination of the trip is kept secret
until you are actually on the plane or arrive at the
IDEA # 34
Buy some rose petals and
place them behind the sun visor on the passenger side of your
car. Take a post it note and write, "I Love You" on it and
stick it to the back of the sun visor.
As you are driving
to a romantic destination, look at your partner and tell her
she has a mark on her cheek. She will pull down the sun visor
to use the mirror and be showered in rose petals and see your
If your partner is going
on a trip, pack a small present into the corner of her
suitcase that she will find when she is away.
IDEA # 36
When you and your partner
are having an anniversary, buy two champagne glasses and get
them engraved with your names and the date. Go to the
restaurant where you have made your reservations and request
that when you and your partner arrive that your champagne be
served in your special glasses. This will be a great surprise
for your partner and a wonderful keepsake for you both.
IDEA # 37
On a special occasion such
as your partner's birthday, buy twenty-four red roses. Arrange
to meet her at a specific spot in a shopping mall before going
out for dinner. Get to the shopping mall early and position
yourself around the corner from your meeting spot.
Ask a guy who is walking by whether
he would mind helping you out. Give him a rose, point out your
partner and ask him to walk up to her and say, "Happy Birthday
Meagan" and give her the rose and then walk away. Repeat this
with eleven other guys. Choose guys who are not too good
looking and choose guys of different ages. A nice touch is to
have the last rose delivered by a small child who could even
by accompanied by his parents.
After the first
twelve flowers have been delivered, approach your partner with
the twelve remaining roses.
IDEA # 38
Always listen for things
that your partner reminisces about and jot them down
somewhere. For example, perhaps she talks about the ice cream
that she had from a particular shop when she was a little
girl. When a special occasion comes along, check your list of
things that your partner talks about and try to recreate one
of them, for example, visit the shop and buy a tub of ice
cream making sure that the name of the shop is on the
IDEA # 39
Create a love montage by
collecting some photographs of you and your partner, some
ticket stubs of places you have visited and any other small
odds and ends that have special meaning to you both. Take
these items and get them professionally framed in a three
dimensional montage. Alternatively, buy a frame and create a
simple montage yourself.
IDEA # 40
Buy an ornately carved
wooden box which is lined with green or red felt. Find an old
fashioned key and place it in the box. Next, get a small gold
plaque and have it engraved with the words "The Key To My
Heart" Fix the plaque to the inside of the top of the box so
that it can be read when the box is opened.
Buy a tree with your partner and
plant it in a special spot. Each year on your anniversary,
have a glass of champagne next to your tree and talk about how
your love and the tree have grown.
IDEA # 42
If you shower first in the
morning. Steam up the bathroom and write a message such as
"Pete Loves Kathy" on the mirror for your partner to read when
she uses the bathroom. This also works on car windows when
IDEA # 43
As a special gift, name a
Star after your partner. A number of astronomical agencies
allow individuals to name stars and you receive formal
documentation identifying the star that you have named. See
the following website for details:
IDEA # 44
Find a comic strip that
relates to something that you and your partner have shared
together, for example perhaps you both work in the same office
and you find a Dilbert cartoon that relates to the politics at
Enlarge the cartoon using a photocopier
and use white-out to cover the cartoon text. Type up your own
text that relates to you and your partner and paste it in the
appropriate places and then photocopy the cartoon again so
that it looks like your text was the actual text of the
For an added touch,
get your customized cartoon laminated before giving it to your
IDEA # 45
When you and your partner
are enjoying a restful time away, organize to wake up early
one morning and go to a scenic spot to watch the sun rise.
This may seem difficult but it is something which is
definitely worth doing at least once. Seeing a new day being
born is something really special to share with your partner.
IDEA # 46
When you have access to a
spa, create a romantic atmosphere by placing some candles
around the tub and some rose petals floating on the surface of
the water. As your partner enjoys the water, serve champagne
and chocolate covered strawberries before joining her.
IDEA # 47
Create some love coupons
that your partner can exchange for romantic favors. For
example you could have a coupon that reads
entitles the bearer to:
One Foot Massage.
Use by 07/08/2045
Use a date many years in the future if
you want to suggest that you and your partner will always be
On a warm summers night,
organize a backyard picnic. Spread a picnic blanket on the
ground and get together some snacks, chocolates and champagne.
Lie down on the blanket with your partner and gaze up at the
IDEA # 49
Next time it is raining
really heavily, go for a walk with your partner. Forget the
umbrellas and the raincoats. Run through the streets together,
jump in puddles and get totally saturated.
Pick her up, twirl
her around and kiss her while the rain falls. Taste the water
off her face and hold her close.
When you get back
home have a hot shower and then share a warm drink preferably
in front of an open fire. TheRomantic.com 101 Romantic Ideas
IDEA # 50
Organize a hot air
ballooning trip as a special surprise. Most trips begin with a
glass of champagne before you float over the countryside with
When your partner is
sitting at a table or desk, come up behind him or her and give
her a back, shoulder and head massage. Finish with a gentle
kiss on the cheek.
IDEA # 52
Place an ad in the paper on
a normal day saying something like:
With you by my side, everyday
Thank you for being you.
IDEA # 53
Buy a book that you and your
partner are both interested in reading. Read one chapter each
night in bed with each of you taking turns to read out loud.
This can be a great alternative to television.
IDEA # 54
When your partner is having
a shower or bath, take her towel and place it in the dryer to
make it really warm and then wrap her up in it when she is
IDEA # 55
Photocopy your hand
and fax a copy of it to your partner with a message saying,
"Do ya wanna hold hands?"
IDEA # 56
Next time you order
a pizza, ask to have it cut into a heart shape before it is
delivered to your home.
IDEA # 57
Buy a box of
chocolates and very carefully open one side of the plastic
wrap so that you can gently slide the box out. Open the box
and place a love note inside. Then slide the box back into its
plastic wrap and reseal it.
IDEA # 58
Rent a tandem bike
and go for a ride with your partner. At the end of your ride
have a picnic in the park. TheRomantic.com 101 Romantic Ideas
IDEA # 59
If you are
away on a business trip, document a day in your life for your
partner. For example:
'A Day In The Life Of
6am: Just woke up and thought of you -
Wish you were laying next to me. Well, I better get ready for
7am: Am on the train. It's crowded;
everyone looks like they are half dead. I miss ya heaps.
8.30am: Have organized my day, it's
going to be a busy one.
9.30am: Am in the middle of
a really boring meeting. I am trying to concentrate, but I
keep thinking of your beautiful eyes.
6.30pm: Thank goodness the day is over. I
am counting the days until we’re together again.
Send your letter to your partner. This is a wonderful way to
tell your partner how often you think about her during the day
and to share your life with her in a special
IDEA # 60
Speak to your
partner's family and find out what her favorite book was when
she was a little girl. Buy a copy of the
book and read it to her in bed.
IDEA # 61
Write an email
story with your partner. Start the ball rolling with an email
that says something like:
This is the story
of Pete and Kate who met at a friend's engagement party one
summer afternoon. The email can then
continue to develop the beginnings of a story which can be
completely fictitious or a combination of fiction and reality.
Finish your email
by saying, "And now for Chapter 2, its over to you..."
IDEA # 62
Buy a kite and on a
windy day find a park and fly the kite with your partner.
If you can afford it, buy a large kite that you control
with two hand lines. These kites are great fun.
IDEA # 63
When you and your
partner are planning to go out for dinner, suggest that you
have an 'Adventure Dinner'. Here's how it works
Set the timer on your stopwatch to
count down twenty minutes. Next, ask your partner to choose a
number between 5 and 10. Lets say she chooses 7.
Give your partner a
coin and tell her that at every 7th intersection, she has to
flip the coin. If it is heads you will turn left. If it is
tails you will turn right. When your watch timer goes off you
have to both keep a look out for the nearest place to eat.
This is a fun way
to get out and about and try new places to eat.
IDEA # 64
When you and your
partner are going somewhere special, get your camera, buy a
new roll of film and wait for her to come out of the house.
When she appears,
act like a professional photographer and go wild taking
pictures of her with the flash. While you are taking photos,
bombard her with questions as though she was a famous actress
and you are trying to get a scoop for the magazine you
Not only is this
fun but you will also get some great photos to look back on
together. TheRomantic.com 101 Romantic Ideas
IDEA # 65
When your partner
is sick at home, take a day off to look after her. Rent some videos,
make her some soup, wrap her up in a blanket and just be with
IDEA # 66
When you are having
dinner one night, ask your partner about the things she has
always wanted to do. Later on, write
these things down so you don't forget them and over time try
and help make them happen. For example she may say that one
thing she has always wanted to do is swim with dolphins. Find
out where she can do this and organize it for her as a special
IDEA # 67
Rent the video, "An
Affair To Remember". Buy some popcorn, champagne and chocolate
covered strawberries and have a special film night at home.
IDEA # 68
Go to the drive in
but instead of sitting in the car, spread a picnic blanket on
the ground. Light a candle and buy popcorn. Cuddle your
partner and enjoy the film. TheRomantic.com 101 Romantic Ideas
IDEA # 69
personalized magazine cover for your partner. To do this, get
hold of a good quality photo of her and a copy of a popular
entertainment magazine. Take these two
items to a print shop or graphic design agency. Ask them to
scan your partner's photo and develop a magazine cover with
the lead story being, "The 30 most beautiful women of 2003".
When you get the
cover, stick it on the front of a real magazine and ask your
local shop owner whether you can place it in the magazine
rack. Organize to meet your partner at the shop before going
out. When she arrives, tell her that you are just looking for
a magazine. Let her browse the rack and discover her magazine.
IDEA # 70
Fill the trunk of
your car with helium balloons. Drive to a romantic spot in the
country to go for a walk. The ideal spot is somewhere up high
with a clear view of the surrounding countryside. Get out of the car
and act as though you are about to set off for your walk. Make
sure your partner is closer to the car than you and then throw
her the keys and ask if she can get your jacket from the trunk
while you tie your shoelace.
When she opens the boot the balloons will be released. You can
also place a sign saying, "I Love You" on the inside of the
trunk so that it will be revealed when the
IDEA # 71
On a special
occasion create a unique present for your partner by buying
two white t-shirts and some fabric paint. Draw half a heart
and the letters LO on one t-shirt and the half a heart and the
letters VE on the other t-shirt. When you walk down
the street holding each other close, the heart will be made
whole and your message of love revealed.
IDEA # 72
On a hot summers
day, buy two large water pistols and take them to the beach
with you. Pull them out and
throw one to your partner and then have a huge water fight.
IDEA # 73
Share your food
with your partner. When you go out for a meal, hold a forkful
up to her mouth and say, "You've got to try this."
Sharing your food and even feeding each other is a great way
to become closer as a couple.
IDEA # 74
partner in public. If you are talking in a group and it is
appropriate to the conversation say something like, "Kate
makes the most incredible roast." Squeeze her hand while you
are talking about her.
IDEA # 75
Arrange a special
day off from work. Start with breakfast, go for a walk in the
park, go shopping, have afternoon tea in a cozy cafe and
finish off with a romantic dinner.
IDEA # 76
Buy a gift voucher
for a facial at a local beauty clinic and place it in a card
accompanied by the message; A
special treat for someone special
IDEA # 77
Even if you are
just going down the road to buy some milk, act as though you
are returning home after a major adventure.
Say something like, "Well it was touch and go there for a while
with the snow and the wolves but I made it!" and then give
your partner a huge bear hug.
IDEA # 78
partner a thank-you note. For example:
for helping me. Having you there
made a huge difference. I really appreciate your
help and your love.
IDEA # 79
If you have kids,
organize for them to stay at their grandparents for the
weekend. On Friday evening,
announce that the weekend is yours and start planning how you
are going to spend your special time together.
IDEA # 80
Give your partner a
magic gift box. Every month, place a new small gift in the box
for her to discover.
IDEA # 81
Research your partner's favorite hobby and identify a
gift that is really useful for her. The more specialized the
gift the more impact it will have. Talk to her friends and family
and use the Net to find the information you
IDEA # 82
Go to a masquerade
ball. Send an invitation to your partner telling her to meet
you at a specific spot at the stroke of eight. Wear a mask and
when you meet her, don't say a word. Just take her hand and
lead her on to the dance floor.
IDEA # 83
On Thursday, ask
your partner to pack a bag for the weekend. Tell her she'll
need casual clothes and walking shoes but don't tell her what
you have got planned. Pick her up after
work on Friday and drive to a romantic bed and breakfast for a
romantic weekend of relaxation.
IDEA # 84
When you are
relaxing at home one night, take two large sheets of paper and
some pencils or crayons. On each piece of paper, draw the
outline of a large crystal ball sitting on a stand.
Tell your partner
to look into her crystal ball and draw what she sees five
years in the future. Do the same thing yourself and then come
together to share and discuss your drawings.
IDEA # 85
Create a loving nickname for your partner. This could be the
name she was called by her family when she was a little
girl or something that is special just for the two
IDEA # 86
If you are
musically inclined, write a love song for your partner. Call
it something like "Natasha's Song". Produce a
professional looking manuscript, print it out and get it
framed. Record your song onto CD and take a photo of your
partner and get a print shop to create a CD cover if you can’t
create one on your computer. Place the framed
manuscript and the CD in a box and give it to your partner as
a special gift.
IDEA # 87
Pick your partner
up for a date and blindfold her before driving to a special
destination. Try to make the
destination something really unexpected like a table set up at
the top of a cliff or a dinner on a boat or old-fashioned
ship. It needs to be something that will have an impact when
she removes the blindfold.
IDEA # 88
Have a really big
pillow fight. Set up for it by buying two pillows that are
filled with feathers. Put holes in the pillows so the feathers
will start to fly and then attack your partner when you feel
the time is right.
IDEA # 89
out into the great outdoors. After a day of hiking, build an
open fire. Sit by the fire with your partner, toast marshmallows
and watch as the embers of the fire climb
into the night sky.
IDEA # 90
If your partner
uses a computer, take a photo of the two of you and get it
scanned at a print shop (or scan it at home) and store it on
disk as a .bmp file. Transfer the file
onto your partner's computer and set the image as the
IDEA # 91
If you are
artistically inclined, do a life drawing course, practice
until you are confident and then ask your partner to pose for
IDEA # 92
partner to a carnival or festival. Try the following:
(1) Food festival
(3) Wine festival
(4) Music festival
IDEA # 93
Develop a video
time capsule. Start with the two of you sitting together on a
couch introducing the video. Say something like, "It is
currently July 14th 2002. We have decided to make this video
so that we can watch it together on our 25th wedding
Then have a section
where you talk to the camera by yourself, telling the camera
how you feel about your partner and why you love her. Get her
to do the same thing. When you are done, place the video in a
bank vault and on your 25th wedding anniversary you will be
able to look back in time and reminisce about everything that
you have shared.
IDEA # 94
If you are in a
secluded spot near a beach or lake and the weather is warm, go
for an impromptu skinny dip with your partner.
IDEA # 95
This one is great
for long distance relationships. It takes a bit of
organization but if you can pull it off, it is sure to be a
surprise that your partner will never forget. Organize to
catch up with her regularly over the internet using either a
chat room or an Instant Messenger program. Then arrange a
secret trip to meet her without telling her that you’re
it comes time for your usual chat over the Net, arrange for
a close friend back home to log on using your nickname
while you position yourself outside her door. Phone your friend
on your mobile and be speaking to him in real time. Tell him to
type in the following sentence, "I really miss you honey, I
wish I could be there and just reach out and knock on your
door." As soon as he has sent the message, knock
on the door!
IDEA # 96
Buy your partner a
gold fish in a bowl and give it to her with a card saying: