1. Heart shaped jewelry
  2. Teddy Bears
  3. Cooking dinner when you can't cook
  4. Sexy lingerie chosen by you? No. You likely got the wrong size, and now it is uncomfortable AND super unsexy.
  5. No matter what you want to do, plan it all. It is NOT romantic if I have to hire the babysitter and make the reservations. You can thrill me with a trip to Torchy’s if you make all the plans and get a sitter…you might get lucky.
  6. Wanting to do it outside or weird places…not romantic. Especially NOT on the beach.

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