Romance (in Contests)

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 21 2012 8:33 PM EDT

Lame contest I know but who cares if you can win some CB$

I need your romantic ideas as I am full out.
Should not cost more then a couple hundred bucks or even 0 is fine it's the point that matters here.
Unique ideas are encouraged but the old faithful ones are also just as good.

Lame ideas get 5k each
Good ideas get 25k each
If I use your idea you get 100k (would =125k since it has to be good to use)
Best idea gets 1 million (same as above but may result in 1.125m)

Keep it PG and all regular forum rules apply..blah blah...Have fun!

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 21 2012 8:40 PM EDT

Are you trying to win the heart of a 15-year-old girl? boy? Beyonce? Betty White? A Baldwin?

For an occasion? or how to be a romantic man full-time?

Are we using your definition of romantic, the Classical definition, or his/hers?

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 21 2012 8:43 PM EDT

Lol just ways to prove my love. little ideas and big but I promised a week of it and I am running out of ideas on day 2.

ResistanZ2 [The Knighthood] June 21 2012 8:45 PM EDT

...We still need details. Like how long you've been dating, etc.. I've been dating my gf for a year so what works for me might not work for you.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 21 2012 9:06 PM EDT

Be a man who makes promises he can keep. Keep them.
Be a man who doesn't make promises he can't keep.
Be a man who takes out the garbage. I can't be productive if I have no place for by-products. I must be productive.
If I'm supposed to be ready by 10, start texting at 3.
Notice all the things screaming for my attention before I do. Take care of them.
Know what makes me happy, do that.
Know what makes me unhappy, don't do that.
Be the partner I need. Need the partner I want to be.
Seriously, like you're interested.
Buy me a massage.
Give me a massage. For real. A freebie.
Suggest we take dancing lessons.
Be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
Tell me what you need.
Consider your pre-me life to your current life. Thank me for the improvements.
Have a plan for our life together. Share your plan.
Do something I do for us, as well as I do, even though it will take you three times longer. Don't ask for credit.
Free up my time and attention.
Realize this is your choice. Every day. Act like you choose to be here.
Do the math on how often in a month you make 'my life' decisions instead of 'our life' decisions. Reverse the numbers.

How much do you need to be told? How low are her standards?
Don't stink. Don't use the yucky words. Stand up. Don't you 'hey, baby' me. Take that gawdawful hat off. Shave. Every day.

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 21 2012 9:11 PM EDT

Well here is something simple for you. Get one small thing that means a lot to her: A Picture seems to work well for me. I made a card out of our favorite picture and wrote a personal luvvy on it.

Note: Just thinking of you and wanted you to know just how lucky I am to be with you!

i know mushy and kind of corny but sweet and simple seems to work for me, just judge it by your partner on what you should say :-)

Fishead June 21 2012 10:57 PM EDT

How long have you been in the relationship? I've found that what is romantic changes a lot over the years.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 21 2012 11:02 PM EDT

gawd...i don't need life lessons I need acts of not daily little things...for eg.

Unoriginal Buying a dozen roses....

Mikel [Bring it] June 21 2012 11:18 PM EDT

Leave Post it notes in fun places.
Make your cards for special events (bday, anniversary, etc) don't buy them.
Take her to the park, never to old to enjoy a swing or walk in the park together.
It's summertime, so watch for carnivals/festivals take her.
Here where I'm at, my wife loves to go down town and walk around and take pictures.
Never complain when your doing something with her. Just smile and let her have her fun.
Take her for Ice Cream.
Listen to her, if she mentions something, then surprise her later with it.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] June 22 2012 12:44 AM EDT

Learn to sing the most played song on her iTunes list. If it's Call Me Maybe, or anything else sung by a tweenie girl, try anything sung by Paul McCartney. Or YOU can be the one who takes up pole dancing. ;)

Demigod June 22 2012 2:43 AM EDT

Toss a large blanket in your trunk with a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses. Sneak into a rural park at night (no fences or light pollution) and just enjoy being under the night sky watching for shooting stars. It may sound basic, but it's always a winner.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 22 2012 3:34 AM EDT

What are her run-of-the-mill favorite things?
What are really 'treat' things?
Flowers. Chocolates. Desserts. Texts. Cards. Gift cards.
Favorite foods.
Favorite movies.
Favorite books.
Favorite music.
Favorite poetry.
Favorite activities.
Favorite memories.

Is she a holiday girl? Christmas in July.
Is she outdoorsy? New gun/fishing pole/bike/kayak/outing with you.
Is she a princess? Take her out, dress-up required.
Is she a girly girl? Fresh feet. Hands too.
A gym girl? Gift card to Sporty Spice World. Go running together.
A morning girl? Wake up 20 minutes early. Together.
Not a morning girl? Get her coffee/make her breakfast/arrange for sleeping in.
Adventure girl? Push her out of an airplane. Ride a rollercoaster together. Plan a bank heist for two.
Busy girl? Gift her some peace.

Does she love how you make her laugh? Go all out.
Is there something she used to love to do that she doesn't do, because you wouldn't like to? Do that.
Is there something she loves and doesn't do enough, because you don't like it? Do that too.
Is there something she always has to do by herself, because you don't wanna? Yep, that too.
What's her favorite thing for the two of you to do together? Do that more.
What's her most-disliked obligation in a given week? Get her out of it.
What do you never take the time to do together? Lunch comes to mind.
What are her long-term goals? Make a gesture of support/interest/reminder.

Don't ask us, ask her friends. The real ones, not the chatty ones.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] June 22 2012 3:54 AM EDT

Push her out of an airplane.
Adventure time!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 22 2012 4:12 AM EDT

I send my wife e-roses from time to time. ;)


(colours are a bonus! :P)

I also copied a song verse and e-mailed it as a poem. Claire liked it so much, we walked down the isle to it. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 22 2012 4:15 AM EDT

Shave. Every day.


Do I *have* to?

And I suppose I should ask; where?

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 22 2012 6:42 AM EDT

Depends on the woman!

Personally, from the neck up, my only objection is to a 'stache-only configuration. From the neck down ... well, it's not really shaving so much as waxing.

As for "do I *have* to?", I think that was covered well in 'Friends With Benefits'.

Zenai [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 22 2012 8:50 AM EDT

Honestly I have found that the K.I.S.S. Method usually works. Little thoughtful things do add up, more often than not the significant other just wants to know that you are thinking about them. However I must say that for big dates like B-Day and Anniversary it just does not apply.

K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple Stupid

Unappreciated Misnomer June 22 2012 9:39 AM EDT

when's the last time you had fun together going out of town to see family or old friends. been to the driving range, mini putt or billiards. anything active you two haven't done in years or are not good at but still want to try. romance doesn't have to be serious, going out and laughing at yourself and together brings the love out. its summer get out to the beach or take an evening out to catch some live outdoor music. go fishing, boating.

really these aren't hearty romance, more fun dates.

TH3 C0113CT0R June 22 2012 10:04 AM EDT

LOL@ Bast, yea it was covered in full in friends with benefits...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 22 2012 2:50 PM EDT

Is that worth watching?

Personally, from the neck up, my only objection is to a 'stache-only configuration.

Not a supporter of 'Movember'?


Unappreciated Misnomer June 22 2012 4:09 PM EDT

if she is not, the I doubt she would enjoy decembeard and manuary.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 22 2012 4:30 PM EDT

You sir, have just won.



AdminLamuness June 22 2012 4:34 PM EDT

Prove your love?

Get on your knee and show that engagement ring. (You get one that is a couple hundred bucks).

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 22 2012 4:37 PM EDT

As long as you don't get on your knees and show her your other ring... ;)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 22 2012 5:59 PM EDT

Is that worth watching?

Women: Absolutely, but only if they're open to the fabulous lesson in the 10 minutes just post-tennis-discussion. Skip to, "So ... I guess we should just start then ..."

Men: Woody as only Woody can be.

AK: Watch together. Have the discussion. Romance is getting it exactly right!

I doubt she would enjoy Decembeard and Manuary.

It's a dissymmetry/imbalance/incongruence thing.

The Pope [Serenity In Chaos] June 22 2012 7:22 PM EDT

rose peddles in a bath with candles...
buy a puppy...
buy a kitten...

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 22 2012 8:52 PM EDT

It's summer ... do the free festival stuff: arts, movies, community, park, theater. Plenty of hand-holding opportunities.

Share a tattoo.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] June 22 2012 9:11 PM EDT

Typos, Friends with Benefits, & tattoos?!? I don't know you anymore. :(

Here's an idea. Send a glass vase to her while she's at work. Thirty minutes later arrive flowers with the keys to her new car stringed to the bottom stem, the car plus you are in the parking lot, but really it's just a one day rental. ;)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 22 2012 9:29 PM EDT

I don't approve myself. I'm just sayin' some people find these things romantic. And what's a crappy tattoo go for these days? $100? If each person is only getting half, is it still $100?

I know a man who's been branded (at least) twice. The obvious one is half a triquetra, such that when they are holding hands the whole is apparent.

The other was a bit more misguided, because it is actually true that evidence of any woman's approval (regardless of how dumb she might be) makes a man more attractive to other women. (Alternative: it's not "her" approval, but visible proof that he's a committer that makes him more attractive.) Either way, forever going around looking better to all other women just for the irremovable wedding ring/reminder to him. Some people might say a woman who asks this is a bit insecure, but maybe she was just ill-informed.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 22 2012 10:06 PM EDT

And the 'Friends' was totally not my fault. But since I was there ... I did think the very liberated way everyone involved knowledgeably expressed themselves for personal and mutual benefit was a "teaching moment".

Lochnivar June 23 2012 2:03 PM EDT

After reading most of Bast's responses all I can conclude is that I'm glad I'm single...

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 23 2012 2:21 PM EDT

But if you ever don't want to be, get a ring for yourself.

Lochnivar June 23 2012 2:35 PM EDT

But if you ever don't want to be, get a ring for yourself.

Actually I have one... but I usually reserve it for the 'my wife left me and I can't move on' pick up move in bars... like a partially furnished bedroom I'm just looking for one night-stand, or is that a one-night stand?
You can vary it of course, maybe she was abducted by aliens, hit by a car, became a lesbian, etc. It depends on the audience.

ResistanZ2 [The Knighthood] June 23 2012 3:22 PM EDT

Here you go. Your one night-stand. I assume you like whites.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 23 2012 3:32 PM EDT

*must resist abusing admin powers to rename thread 'Bromance'*

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 27 2012 10:52 PM EDT

Thanks all I will send moneys soon.
For the record bast I appreciate your time and effort but you were by far the least helpful.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 10 2012 1:51 AM EDT

I have not forgot. I will get to it soon.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] July 10 2012 3:37 AM EDT

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