Little Gestures That Women Find Romantic AF

“Romance is overrated”, said absolutely no woman ever. I don’t care if you’re in the fresh puppy love stage of your relationship or have been married for ten years with 3 or 4 little ones running around the house, if there’s one thing I know about women – and I’m obviously an authority figure since I am one – it’s that we all love romance.

But here’s the thing. Romance isn’t just what you see in the movies. There’s no need to run through the airport. No need to find a little thing called a ‘boom box’ and stand outside her window. No need for an entire field of daffodils. All we want is to know we matter to you.

So stop putting so much pressure on yourselves – being romantic is a lot easier than you think. And little gestures go a long way. With that in mind, I thought I’d put together a list of 10 little gestures that women find romantic AF. I hope you enjoy having a read through them:

Couple holding hands at the beach

HOLDING HER HAND IN PUBLIC

What’s more romantic than publicly declaring that the human next to you is the person you’re dating? It’s a sweet way of showing her that you don’t care who knows you’re together and that you want to be close to her. Holding hands in public is an intimate way to still be touching your partner no matter where you are. And I promise she’ll be over the moon with it!

REMEMBERING HER FRIEND’S BIRTHDAYS

And anything else that’s important to her but obsolete for you. Remembering details of important events will catch your significant other by surprise. I’m sure she doesn’t expect you to know about her great aunt’s birthday. So when you mention it a week before, you’ll be scoring some major romance points.

Group of friends on an outing together
PLANNING OUTINGS THAT INCLUDE HER FRIENDS

A woman wants to know that you accept all of her; including her friends. Planning things that involve her friends is romantic because you’re letting her know you accept all aspects of her life. And it will give you a chance to bond with the people closest to her as well.

SHARING YOUR FEELINGS

There’s nothing more romantic than letting a girl know how you feel. Men have been taught to suppress their emotions and as a result, they tend to have difficulty saying how they feel  out loud. But practice in the mirror. Or write your thoughts out on paper. Relaying your feelings to your loved one will be a breath of fresh air. Women want to know how you feel about them. Don’t assume we already know.

Happy lady receiving a text message from her beau

TEXTING HER THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Sending a woman texts during the day shows her that you’re thinking about her. If she likes you, chances are you’re crossing her mind too. And it’s nice to know that the feeling’s mutual. Something as simple as a “Hey, I’m thinking about you – hope you’re okay” will go a long way.

ASKING ABOUT HER PAST

It’s hard for women to open up about their past. A lot of women worry that the man they’re interested in will run a mile when they start talking about the difficult times they’ve been through. When you ask, you’re creating a safe space for her to open up. And for someone who wants to feel cared for, it will mean the world to her.

Happy woman kissing her man

REMEMBERING THE LITTLE THINGS

That includes the meeting your partner has at work next week and knowing that her favourite show comes on Netflix every Thursday. Remembering when they’re happening and asking about them afterwards is a great way to show that you listen and remember what she said. She’ll find it incredibly romantic that you didn’t forget.

UNEXPECTED SURPRISES

These can be as little as a pastry from that bakery she loves, leaving a loving message on the bathroom mirror, or picking a flower for her on your way home from work. Surprises don’t have to be big and grand to be considered romantic. Choose something that’s a bit more realistic for you to do sporadically.

Loved-up couple making a heart-shape with their fingers

VALIDATING HER FEELINGS

You don’t necessarily have to agree with what created her feelings, but validating them will remind her how much you care. So if she comes home and tells you how stressful her day was, let her know that it does indeed sound like it was very stressful. And maybe offer to run her a candlelit bath. Us women seem to like that – I’m not really sure why!

LETTING HER HAVE THE LAST SLICE OF PIZZA

What’s more romantic than letting a woman have the last slice of pizza? Absolutely nothing. She knows you want it, but forgoing that last cheesy slice for the sake of her happiness is the ultimate form of romance.

Little Gestures That Women Find Romantic AF

Will you guys be using any of these little gestures to show your partner just how romantic you are?
Be sure to let me know in the comments below!

Louise x

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36 Comments

  1. June 16, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    You hit the nail clear on the head with these little gestures! The power of hand-holding is so real, and of course we love unexpected surprises, anything that shows thoughtfulness around us in your life is awesome! Listening is super romantic!

  2. June 16, 2020 / 9:07 pm

    I don’t care if my husband includes my friends in our activities. In fact, I would prefer it to be one on one. Every other thing you list though, I can totally get behind!

  3. June 16, 2020 / 9:28 pm

    ‘Holding her hand publicly’, ‘asking her about the past’ and ‘validating her feelings’ are my personal favorites. I don’t care so much about including my friends in our trips. But that might be my preference as an introvert person. Beautiful post!

  4. June 16, 2020 / 11:55 pm

    These are sweet. Only I’m not big on hand holding. It’s hot out and hands get sweaty. I’ve always been big on personal space.

  5. June 17, 2020 / 8:18 am

    Perhaps we women cling too much to small things, as I usually say to each other, however I find true respect in small gestures, in the sweetness and love of all this.

  6. June 17, 2020 / 10:01 am

    it’s very sweet and totally on point. I love being reminded and taken care of, remembered about

  7. June 17, 2020 / 10:27 am

    Yes, yes, yes – it is all about the little gestures rather than the grand things that they might do. These show that they are thinking of us often.

  8. Monidipa
    June 17, 2020 / 11:15 am

    Remebering friends b’day is not a big deal to me but texting througout the day is… And holding hand in public and planning outings out of busy schedule makes me real happy.

  9. Melanie williams
    June 17, 2020 / 11:50 am

    Yes, I agree with you. for me it is all about the little details and small gestures which makes all the difference x

  10. Sudipta
    June 17, 2020 / 11:58 am

    Amidst all the gloom and doom, it is wonderful to read this article about romance. Put a smile on my face. Thank you.

  11. Melissa Dixon
    June 17, 2020 / 12:48 pm

    That last slice of pizza is the true way to my heart. haha Seriously when my husband and I order a pizza, I always want more, and I know he does too so it really is a nice gesture.

  12. joanna
    June 17, 2020 / 2:28 pm

    I think that way too often men forget about the little things, like bring a flower from time to time, or give her an unexpected shoulder massage after a long day at work.

  13. June 17, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    Hit the nail on the head with all of these! Its definitely the little things that make such a difference!

  14. June 17, 2020 / 5:18 pm

    I find this very fascinating. I learned a lot about my love language thanks to the book Love Languages and I think that the tips are very useful and can be apply for any love language. Guys, you need to step up your game.

  15. June 17, 2020 / 6:03 pm

    This is great, you’re so right that romance includes do much more than what we normally see in the movies. Mich X

  16. June 17, 2020 / 10:32 pm

    Yes, this is a great list. Rings true for not just dating but married too, I find these gestures very romantic!

  17. June 18, 2020 / 12:45 am

    Wow I never thought women would be this simply super romantic. I think because its going Fathers day. hahahaha

  18. June 18, 2020 / 4:25 am

    There are definitely a few of those where I went – YES!!! I love it when my husband texts me throughout the day when we’re apart. I also love when he has unexpected surprises.

  19. Jay Aguirre
    June 18, 2020 / 5:25 am

    It’s definitely super important to pay attention to the little details in a relationship! Good communication and showing you care are so important!

  20. June 18, 2020 / 9:27 am

    My hubby always offers me the last of whatever we’re eating. I usually don’t want it but I appreciate the offer.

  21. Marta
    June 18, 2020 / 1:41 pm

    Everything except including my friends in our night out. Nope, if we go out as a couple with the other couple that is fine, but if its just girls then it is just girls. Its the same with him, its just him and his boys.

  22. June 18, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    Validating the feelings of your partner is the most important aspect of any relationship!

  23. June 18, 2020 / 3:35 pm

    I agree with you, every woman enjoys romance. I love holding hands with my husband. I always prefer going out alone with him then him planning outings with my friends.

  24. Melsisa Cushing
    June 18, 2020 / 4:01 pm

    These are all wonderful gestures and loved this post! I do agree with a commenter above…. he goes out with the boys and I go out with the girls….as it is best as a girls night and vice versa. But my husband has always been amazing and inclusive in so many ways….that is what it is about.

  25. June 18, 2020 / 7:06 pm

    Well this blog post is really very interesting and amazing to be aware of..yeah totally agree with every point this is really awesome…Getting expressed is the best way..and sharing every little points every single up and downs are the most important need….

  26. June 18, 2020 / 10:57 pm

    Great list! Another one–make her favorite meal. She’ll appreciate the gesture more than you know!

  27. June 19, 2020 / 11:12 am

    I think I need to forward this to my husband with the last pizza slice bit highlighted!

  28. Hannah Marie
    June 23, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    Yes to this list! I would love my man to remember small things – but just the good ones. lol!

  29. Karen Legge
    July 19, 2020 / 6:02 am

    It really is the little things that make the difference. Remembering and showing me he’s listened to me always work.

  30. July 19, 2020 / 6:06 pm

    I’m with you on the pizza thing! That’s something I would appreciate!

  31. July 19, 2020 / 8:23 pm

    I’m not really that fussed about including my friends or remember their birthdays (I’m doing well if I remember, haha), but I do like little surprises. And remembering the little things.

  32. July 20, 2020 / 12:37 pm

    Definitely remembering the little things and surprises. Steve surprises me every now and again, also by remembering something I mentioned in passing years ago too!

  33. July 20, 2020 / 7:03 pm

    haha the last slice of pizza wins it for me! No seriously some lovely gestures here. Definitely always the little things.

  34. July 21, 2020 / 8:09 am

    Those little gestures are great! As they say, it’s the little things that often count the most.

  35. July 22, 2020 / 9:20 pm

    These are some lovely gestures, I love holding my partners hand, it is little things like that, that make you feel so much closer

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