5 Powerful Romantic Gestures They Will Remember Forever

Jordan Gray says that these five romantic gestures will give you bragging rights for decades to come.

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1. Create aRomantic Highlight Reel of Your Relationship

Slowly collect video footage of yourselves (either on a specific trip, on multiple trips, or over the course of your entire relationship) and have the footage edited into a cute short video put to music.

Watch Out For:

When it comes to the length of your romantic video, generally, shorter is better. A tightly cut 3–5-minute video will be better received than a 25-minute video that has painfully slow pacing. It should be edited tightly enough that you could show it to your friends/family and they would also be entertained by it (and believe me, your partner will definitely want to show it off to others once they have seen it). You want the video to feel like the equivalent of looking at a visual resume… as in “Wow, look at all of the amazing things we’ve done together and how much we love each other!” When it comes to this gesture, quality definitely wins out over quantity. You want high impact footage that makes your partner ask to watch it again five times immediately after the first time they see it.

How To Multiply The Magic:

Choose pieces of music that are relevant to you and your partner. Maybe you put the entire video to “your song”. Maybe you only use songs by artists that you know your significant other adores. Maybe you use the song that you first slow danced to. Whatever the origins of the music, make sure it’s relevant and congruent with your relationship.

2. The Engraved Gift

Give your lover an engraved personal item with a quote, or a few words that mean something to the both of you.

Watch Out For:

Typos! Check, double-check, and triple-check the spelling and the words that you hand off to the transcriptionist. And make sure you pay a trustable service. You don’t want to find the least expensive option in town and have them mess up your beautiful gift.

3. The Weekend Getaway

Secretly make plans for the two of you by booking a weekend excursion away to a place that’s within a few hours' drive of you (think spa, cabin, hiking… all of which are great for romantic connection). Make the sole intention for your weekend to deeply reconnect as a couple.

Watch Out For:

Distractions! The intention behind your weekend is to reconnect, so make sure you keep any and all life stuff away from you. No phones, no kids, don’t bring work along with you… the weekend is just for the two of you.

4. Write up a list of 100 things that you love about them and frame it in a beautiful frame.

You can even sub-categorize the things that you love about them into ten different sections. You can include section headlines/themes such as “How you are with your friends”, “How you are in your work life”, and “How you are with me”, and then provide ten examples of things that you love about them under each of those section headlines. As always, calibrate your theme and compliments to your significant other as best as you can.

Watch Out For:

Repetitiveness. While there may be some natural overlap in the things that you’re complimenting your partner on, make sure that you’re not simply re-wording the same ten things over and over. Dig deep to find some variety in what it is that you love about them.

How To Multiply The Magic:

Have the layout of the piece of paper professionally designed to have a photo of you and your partner as the faint background behind the words.

5. The Super-Achiever Special

Send Them To The Spa + fill the house with their snacks while doing the chores

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