Every girl loves a little romance. Giving your lady the romantic attention she so craves could do much to endear you to her. Being romantic doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, some of the most romantic things cost the least amount of money and are really quite simple. Instead of continually making excuses as to why you aren't romantic, step up to the plate and be the romantic guy that the girl in your life so desires.
Surprise her. Catching your girl off guard is a great way to amp up the romance. Instead of always telling her exactly what to expect on your dates, leave some things up in the air, not allowing her to know specifically what she can expect until the much-anticipated date arrives.
Give her little love tokens. Give your girl gifts, but make them meaningful. Instead of buying her expensive items that are nice yet not specifically romantic, focus on little presents that are budget-friendly and full of romance. Single roses, hand-written love poems and carefully written cards can all show your girl just how much you love her, and make it clear that you are romantic.
Put thought into your dates. Dinner and a movie is great, but doing this every time you head out on a date is sure to get tiresome. Instead of making your dates as predictable – and generic – as can be, take time to plan something special for your girl, showing her that you think she is worthy of going the extra mile.
Arrange alone time. Instead of dining in a crowded restaurant, venturing out with friends or heading out to a crowded public place, take some time alone with your girl. Arrange for a private roof-top dinner, prepare a meal at your place or take a rented movie over to her home, getting this solo time with your special someone.
Give her your undivided attention. You obviously can't always be in a private place with your girl, but even when you aren't you can make her feel like you are by giving her your full attention. Avoid looking around at others or getting distracted when out with your girl, showing her that you love her and that she has your full focus.
Voice your feelings. If you love your girl, tell her. Don't assume that she knows. The more vocal you are about your feelings, the more clearly your girl will understand that you love her. Girls love having sweet nothings whispered in their ears, so don't hold back.
Be affectionate. Hugs, pecks on the cheeks and even passionate kisses can do much to show your girl how much you care. Don't hold back on this affection as this physical contact is not only romantic, it also makes it clear to your girl that you are truly in love with her.
Erin Schreiner is a freelance writer and teacher who holds a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been actively freelancing since 2008. Schreiner previously worked for a London-based freelance firm. Her work appears on eHow, Trails.com and RedEnvelope. She currently teaches writing to middle school students in Ohio and works on her writing craft regularly.