15 Romantic Things to Do For Your Boyfriend

By on June 11, 2014

When we love someone, it is in our nature to want to show them how much we adore and appreciate them. But let’s be honest: men aren’t as easily swayed into romance as woman, and a lovey dovey poem attached to a gorgeous vase filled lined with decadent roses isn’t going to cut it. So what’s a girl to do? We’ve got the answer with 15 romantic things to do for your boyfriend.

7b5df6d858b1480a17ab1e4a74d2a8f51. Get Dolled Up

Your man loves you, well, for you. Whether you’re in your pajamas sick with a cold or in your workout clothes, he loves you all the same. But nothing excites him more than seeing his lady all dressed up. After all, he doesn’t see you in your fanciest attire with the most beautiful hair every single day, so why not glam it up once in awhile. He will appreciate your efforts: that you got all dazzled up, just for him. Not to mention you might notice him acting a little bit more passionate after seeing you in this fancy outfit, so really getting all dolled up for your man is a win win situation.


2. Let Him Have a Night Out

Men are always complaining about how they never get to spend enough time with the boys, and when they do finally get the chance, the lady is calling and complaining that he needs to get home. Did you ever think it might be a selfless act of romance and love to just cut him loose for a night? Tell him to go have a great night with the boys. See a game, go to the bar- whatever he and his pals like to do. When he goes out, don’t bother him with text messages or phone calls. Just let him have fun and when he is ready he will contact you or come straight home. Either way, you’ll be welcoming a man that is refreshed and happy when he walks through the door.


3. Give Him a Massage

He gets up every morning, 7 o’clock sharp. He hops in the shower for 5 minutes, runs out, throws his work clothes on, and he’s off for the day. Sometimes you don’t see him till 3, 4, maybe even 5 o’clock at night. And he does this 5 to 7 days a week. Don’t you think this might be a little draining and overwhelming? Whether he’s doing construction in the heat or using his brain in a bank, he needs a little relaxation. And what better way to relax him then with a nice, gentle massage from his woman. Break out the baby oil, candles, and soft music, and show him what you’re made of. He will love it, without a doubt.


4. Give Him a Gift

Ok, so we already mentioned earlier about how no man wants to get a girly romantic gift like a bouquet of roses or a poem so perfectly written it could melt his heart into two- so throw those ideas out. You’ll need to dig deeper to give a surprise gift for your man. Is he into sports? Maybe surprise him with a new baseball glove before practice Friday night or give him a pair of tickets to his favorite Hockey team. Is he a gamer? Try giving him a brand new headset for his XBOX or surprise him with the latest Call of Duty game. The best part about giving him a special gift you know he will love is it shows you took the time to know what his interests are, and then wanted to give him something related to his interests. That’s a HUGE plus for any man!


5. Write Him Something

So we already told you (twice) not to do any poetry. And we absolutely mean that one hundred percent. But that doesn’t mean that guys don’t like to read something sweet and special one in awhile. Write him a little note- whether it’s a simple “I love you” on a sticky note attached to his computer screen or a page long, silly love note that he can read before bed. Just make sure you’re witty, fun, and romantic all in one. You don’t want to bore him to tears with an overdose of romance, but you also don’t want to make him think it’s a joke. You know your man the best- write something he will actually enjoy reading that will tell him exactly how you feel.


6. Do a Little Dance..

You can take this one of two ways. We’ll start with the more sweet and romantic way, dancing underneath the stars to your favorite songs. Yes, it’s a little bit sappy, but it’s totally adorable and romantic too. Whether you’re out on the porch in your pajamas or get dolled up for the event, he will enjoy having your hips sway back and forth against his, eyes locked on each other as you dance to your favorite tunes.

On the other hand, if your guy isn’t into dancing whatsoever and would much rather watch *YOU* dance…ahem, alone, then I suggest you go out and buy a nice piece of lingerie to cater to this special event. I mean, come on- what’s more romantic in a man’s eyes then watching his sexy woman in a skimpy article of clothing swaying her hips erotically in front of him? No stripper could ever please him like that! So be his special stripper/erotic dancer for the night. He will absolutely love it.


7. Make Him a Special Dinner

When it comes to romance, sometimes staying inside is better than going to a 5 star restaurant. If you really want to do something extremely romantic for your man, cook him a special dinner. Get the table set up for two, and have it ready when he comes home from work. If you want to get extra brownie points for your efforts, we suggest cooking his favorite meal. For instance, if your guy is a steak and mashed potatoes kind of guy, make both. And don’t forget his favorite dessert, apple pie! It might seem like a long day in the kitchen, but it is definitely worth it to show your man you love him and care for him deeply. Trust us, he won’t mind eating his favorite finger-licking-good food either!

8. Pack Him Lunch

We talked earlier about how grueling your man’s day is. He rushes out of the house so fast in the morning he rarely ever has time to make his own lunch. So why not surprise him with a delicious lunch made and packed by yours truly? Again, to score extra brownie points make sure you pack in all his favorites. A nice, juicy sandwich with bacon and lettuce and a few nacho cheese Doritos on the side. Oh, and of course we can’t forget a bottle of water and an apple to make sure he gets at least a little bit of vitamins in his day. He will love your efforts and be very proud of the fact that his lady cared enough to make sure he was satisfied for lunch, even when she isn’t there.

9. Plan a Special Date Night

One of the biggest couples make that typically leads to a breakup is routine. Routines get boring, and ‘date night every Wednesday at the same diner you’ve been to for the last 3 months’ is probably getting boring to. We have one suggestion for you: SWITCH IT UP. Instead of Sally’s diner on a Wednesday, try going out for that new action movie Friday night. End the night with some drinks and see how free you can get with one another. Surprise him with tickets for two to the game next Saturday. It doesn’t really matter what you do, as long as it’s not something you do often and is different from the norm.


10. Go on an Adventure

Have you ever been deep sea diving? Have you ever had alone time with your man in a cabin in the woods? Have you ever nestled up with your guy on the shores of Panama? Did you really just say no to all three of those questions? If you want some serious romantic one on one time with your man, we highly suggest packing up your bags and taking off. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic like traveling across the sea to Italy. It can be as simple as going camping on the local camping grounds, spending the night in a hotel on the beach, or just going on a fun hiking trip. Possibilities are truly endless but it’s a great way to do something romantic for your man.


11. Photos!

Has anyone ever given you a special photograph, placed inside of a beautiful picture frame so you could easily hang it up on your wall? It’s such a simple gift, yet it has so much meaning to it. So for this next suggestion on romantic things to do for your boyfriend, go print up your favorite picture of the two of you together. Buy a frame. It doesn’t really matter what type, but something manly like a dark wood frame or metal frame would work just fine. (You could also make your own frame!) Place the photo inside and surprise your man with it. He will love seeing the two of you so happy together and will gladly hang it in his room or at his office so he can see your smiling face whenever he wants.

12. Compliment Him

Whether you have been in the relationship for 5 days or 5 years, men love to get a compliment from their woman. Well, men love to get compliments from anyone really; but when it comes directly from their lover, it means so much more. You don’t need to come up with anything fancy or extravagant. Just tell him how incredibly handsome he is and how his bulging muscles still turn you on to this day. These simple little compliments will make him feel loved and wanted, and that’s a winning combination.


13. Get Kinky

Remember when we said one of the biggest mistakes in a relationship is to develop a routine? Well this includes inside the bedroom too, ladies. You need to keep things interested. Remember a few weeks back when your man said he would love to see you in one of those silky lingerie numbers? Well, now might be the time to surprise him with it. Remember when he asked you to try ‘that one thing’ but you weren’t brave enough to do it? Maybe it’s time to find your courage. Keeping things spicy not only entices him and makes him lust for you even more, but also shows him that you adore him and want to make him want you.

14. Do What He Wants to Do

If he has been asking to see the new Spiderman movie, over and over and over again, and you just so happen to be Spiderman’s biggest hater, you might consider putting yourself aside for a moment just so you can indulge in something your man wants to do. As an added bonus, you’ll get him to quit asking! This is seriously such a simple act of selflessness and love that really proves to him how much you care.


15. Give Him Plenty of Kisses

At the end of the day, nothing says romance and love like kissing. To show your man how romantic you are and how much you love him, cover him head to toe in kisses, as much as you possibly can. Surprise him with kisses on the lips while he’s playing video games, surprise him with kisses right when he wakes up. The more kisses, the better!


Who knew it could be so easy to do romantic things for your partner. Dance with him, cook for him, shower him with kisses. We promise you he will love every moment of it!


What are some of your favorite ways to be romantic for your boyfriend?


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    March 12, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Some guys like roses too. There is nothing wrong with giving your man a rose or a dozen.

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      March 12, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      You are right about that! Thanks for commenting, Ruth!

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    September 26, 2019 at 6:45 am

    My BF makes lot of effort for me. He treat me very well, take care of me and do whatever he can do. But he feels that I don’t make any efforts for him and I doesn’t give him the importance he deserves. I really love him and I want to keep him happy and I want to have a healthy relationship with him. But I don’t understand what effort can I do for him which will make him happy. Please suggest me. How can I keep him happy?

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      December 28, 2019 at 12:49 am

      It seems that he is attempting to influence you to do something specific. If he has asked you about something, then it is likely that he is interested in that. However, he may be attempting to manipulate you. Do not allow him to psychologically control or abuse you. If his desires are appropriate, then inform him of your feelings. If not, then be direct about your concerns regarding his behavior.

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    June 1, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I am with my boyfriend for one year now.However, lately he has bee saying that I am not romantic at all, i dont speak, talk, or do anything with romance, not even in the bedroom.
    I cook him food, take him out sometimes, listen to him, obey him and respect his wishes. I even go over to his place when he calls. How do i spice things up?

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      June 1, 2019 at 3:24 pm

      It sounds as though he has requirements for your relationship that he is not clear about. It seems that you need to speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Determine what changes he wants you to make. Decide if those changes are viable and appropriate. Nourish your relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Michelle!

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      July 14, 2019 at 6:26 am

      Let him know what he means to you. A nice text or a deep conversation. If he likes a certain football team you could buy him a mug with them on or slippers. Romance is more than being romantic it’s being thoughtful. Ask him what he thinks is romantic and give it a go.

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        July 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm

        Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. It is always beneficial when members of our community share their thoughts and feelings. Please share more of your supportive comments in the future. Have a great day, X!

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      November 13, 2019 at 9:04 am

      Everything you’re doing is great! Just add this one extra step, ROLE PLAY! Yes girl role play, I know it sounds dumb but guys love that fantasy shit. It could be anything, you could be a teacher going over to his house to tutor him, the girl next door? A freaky chef that needs man hands on the kitchen?. Come up with your own ideas too, as silly as it sounds now he’ll love it. The reality of this is as some point you guys will get comfortable and somethings will change, it’s a matter of trying new things and continuing old things to keep that flame up! I hope this helps, I’ve been with my boyfriend for a year now and he said the same thing to me, since I’ve discovered this^ he can’t keep his hands off me and it feels like when we first started dating a bit. Good luck love!

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        February 9, 2020 at 10:18 pm

        That is such a wonderful idea–we really should have had it on our list. Thank you for sharing it!

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    May 14, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    I’m in love with someone, he wants me to do something extraordinary to make up for hurting his feelings and he isn’t close to me. I’ve really thought of what to do buh can’t come up with anything spectacular.

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      May 15, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. Attempt to understand what he wants for you. Decide if you feel that his desires are appropriate. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Sugar!

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    May 5, 2019 at 9:30 am

    My boyfriend has been withdrawn from me I told him everything all my feelings idk what to do I Do everything I can do for him and he still is getting distant he also said he is losing the butterfly feeling idk how to get it back

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      May 5, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      He has informed you of his thoughts and feelings. He is aware that he may be losing his connection with you. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. If he ignores you or decides to treat you poorly, then you may find benefit in focusing your emotional energy elsewhere. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Alex!

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    April 24, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    I live with my boyfriend, and I do everything I can to make him happy. I cook, clean, do what he likes, give him space when he needs it, etc. I even work and pay half of all bills. But he isn’t as into it anymore? Not nearly as much in the bedroom, more time on games or tv. He says he loves me but I feel like he’s withdrawn from me.

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      April 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. If he ignores you or treats you poorly, then you are aware of his feelings. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with him in person. However, if this relationship is no longer viable, then make a decision about what you want for your future. Have a great day, Ashley!

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    February 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    I am with him for about 2 years now. Recently he is complaining that he is not feeling loved and feeling that he is alone.
    I do every possible thing…i cook for him what he likes, I go over to his place whenever he calls me, I am there for him whenever he needs my help.
    Still he thinks he is not loved. What else should I do to make him feel so?

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      February 26, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      He has shared his thoughts and feelings with you. Ask him what behaviors you would change to make him feel loved. If he doesn’t answer you or behaves inappropriately, then there may be something else on his mind. You already care for him, so ensure that he is not taking advantage of you. Determine what you want for your future, and take appropriate action. Have a great day, Mounika!

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      Lakisha Cruz

      April 24, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      I am reading this book called The 5 Love Languages. It tells how to give and receive love in different languages. It’s a good read. You should check it out; it may help both of you with some of your concerns.

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        April 25, 2019 at 12:01 pm

        That book is a wonderful and supportive book. We always appreciate when members of our community share their experiences and insights. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Lakisha!

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    Melissa A Segeda

    September 26, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome advice, seems so simple but I think my boyfriend will love these! He’s hardworking and deserves it Thank you!

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      September 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Melissa!

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    Dawn M Herbert

    July 8, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    So i have been with my man for 8 years, we go out to his truck stops,i love him , i want to do something for his 40th birthday. Any suggestions? I see him like 3 times a year(quaterly). I wait for him even with men throwing themselves at me

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      July 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      You have made a commitment to this person. It is good that you choose to honor that commitment and respect your relationship. There are many possibilities that you can do to surprise your partner. Determine what he enjoys and take appropriate action. Perhaps speak wit him about your thoughts and feelings. You are aware of what he takes pleasure in and what he wants to explore. Have a great day, Dawn!

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    November 12, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Aawww, so nice advices

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      November 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. Have a great day, Carolina!

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    July 31, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    wow really i did know these things the credit goes to u

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      August 2, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. Have a great day, Rose!

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    June 24, 2017 at 6:25 am

    This is very helpful thanks

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      June 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you for your positive comment. It is always nice to hear that our readers enjoy our articles. Have a great day, Ryan!

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    June 7, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you,

    It is very helpful

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      June 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. Have a great day, Ropa!

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    April 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks .

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      April 8, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Your welcome! Thanks for commenting!

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      November 26, 2018 at 10:03 am

      I have been with my man for 12 years. I love him and he spoils me… but he likes things that make me super uncomfortable. I’ve already been there and done that. Plus now I feel that he is being so weird that its spilling over into other relationships. I also feel that we are losing friends left and right due to his silly behavior. I’m super spoiled and I love the way he spoils me. Seriously….
      I’ve already said no and talked to him 100s of times over the years and he does not get it. I feel like an outcast because hes out of control. His friends I can feel there uncomfortable with the way he looks at there wives. But he will not stop. I cant talk about it anymore because he gets too upset and cant handle rejection. These are great suggestions to do when you love someone and its new.. but what happens when it’s not new and you’ve married a freak and have children with them? I dont want to in courage his behavior… so I’ve been rejecting him. He is the one that sent this post to me. Thinking I dont care about him.. which is totally not the case. I’m hurt by his behavior and dont know how to show affection anymore for fear of something new being hung on me. I like routine. What’s wrong with ROUTINE! I feel that people that write these are single or in a new relationship. Life and relationships are not easy. You cant give someone a rule book for them. It sucks. But I feel that I need help and I cannot talk to anyone. I was talking to a therapist but then they start talking about abuse. I dont feel that these are in the same catagotry. But as soon as they say anything like that. I shut down. I dont want anyone to think he is abusing me at all. I’m uncomfortable with things he likes… not forced, not abused.

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        November 26, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        Your explanation of his behaviors indicate that he is seeking to have a romantic relationship with someone other than yourself. Presumably, the two of you have chosen to maintain a monogamous relationship, and that is why you do not appreciate his behaviors. If his desires are different and he is interested in expanding your sexual relationship between the two of you, then decide what it appropriate. It is normal for relationships to grow over time, while some people are more willing to grow and others want to shrink. Determine what you believe is appropriate for the future of your relationship. If he continues to not respect your decisions, then decide what kind of relationship you want to nourish. Have a great day, Lilly!

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