She’s all you think about every waking hour of the day, and her sweet voice fills your dreams at night. Your lady means everything to you, and there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to make her feel like the luckiest girl in the world. But for some of us guys, being romantic doesn’t always come that easy, and even the ladies who say they aren’t romantic still have a soft spot for the mushy lovey-dovey stuff. So to help you make her feel special, we’ve listed two of the best ways to romance your lady, with a few tips on how to dress the part.
Going Back to the Basics: Date Like You Mean It
You can take your lady for dinner to your local tavern any night of the week, but if you want to date like you mean it, make a reservation for a fine dining experience every once in a while (to get an idea of what we’re talking about, try looking up “fine dining” on Yelp). Find an evening when you’re positive that your significant other has nothing else planned, and make your reservation at least three days in advance. Remember, reservations equal serious points with women, since the reservation shows that you put effort into planning the date.
Once the reservation is set, tell her that you’ve planned a special date, but don’t give her any details—the anticipation of the surprise will drive her wild. If she’s really big on surprises, let her know the morning of with a text or e-mail telling her the plans and that you can’t wait to see her (women love little notes like that).
Even if the date isn’t a surprise, you can go an extra step and have a bouquet of roses sent to her work that morning with a quick note telling her how excited you are for the big date. If you decide to go “the morning of” route, be warned: you’ll need to be 100 percent positive that she has nothing going on that night. Otherwise your good plans could backfire.
Dress the part: This is the time to go all out, so break out your favorite suit and a freshly shined pair of dress shoes. Even if you plan on going to the movies, Dave & Buster’s, or a romantic walk in the park afterwards, formal wear is what makes the night all the more special. If you don’t have a suit, dress trousers, a dress shirt, and dress shoes are still a must for any fine dining experience. Accessories are the key to looking your best, so don’t hesitate to wear a nice watch, cufflinks, and patterned socks to make your outfit extraordinary.
Of course, no formal wear is complete without a great tie, so if you really want to show her your romantic side, mark the special occasion with an intriguing new tie from Squiddledee Ties. Squiddledee offers a wide variety of clever and classy tie designs, each specially designed to flow with your unique personality. With playful styles like “Butterfly” and “The Prince,” Squiddledee makes it easy to romance your lady in style, and all of their ties are made right here in the U.S. with 100 percent silk, for impeccable quality that’s sure to charm her every time.
Plan a Surprise Getaway
It’s easy to fall into a boring, predictable routine with your wife or girlfriend. Monday happy hour, movies on Friday nights, Saturday game night—you know the drill. Well forget the drill and keep things exciting with a surprise getaway. Your getaway doesn’t have to be to some exotic place. A weekend bed-and-breakfast in the mountains, a day trip to the beach, or even taking your Wednesday Chipotle lunch date to the park for once is a great way to remind your lady just how much your relationship with her means to you.
Dress the part: No matter what the formality of the setting is, you’ll want to kick your style up a notch. If you’re heading to the park for lunch, go with jeans or khakis with a polo on top—t-shirts are just too ordinary for any romantic setting. Make sure that you’re clean shaven, and if you have a beard, make sure it’s well-groomed and that your neckline is squeaky clean.
For the beach, khakis and a light-colored button-down or polo give your look that beachy, summery feel that women love. For the mountains, a flannel button-down shirt is pretty standard, but be sure it has some red mixed in, since red clothes help others perceive us as friendly and welcoming.
Remember, you don’t need a special occasion to show your lady how much she means to you. Notes, small gifts, surprise dates, and quality time are the best kindling to the longest lasting relationships.
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