They say romance is dead…but it’s time to prove that old trope wrong. Romance is alive and well, if you put in the effort to make your relationship romantic. While some people think romance is all about wining and dining, being romantic can actually be very simple and cheap, as long as it comes from a place of the heart. It’s like chivalry: romance is only dead if you think it is.
If you’ve got a special person in your life, it is important to let them know just how special they are to you. Romance is a great way to display your feelings in a physical manifestation of love and respect for your partner. Here are 10 fabulous ways to be romantic with your boyfriend.
1. Update your bedroom/living quarters.
You boys will end up spending a lot of time in the bedroom. This room is, after all, where the magic happens and romance is really born. Everyone can always use a jumpstart to your sex life and new change in our gay little lives. And let’s face it: gays just love to decorate and redecorate.
Use your combined queer creative skills together to recreate and remodel your bedroom, transforming it into love sanctuary you’ve always dreamed of. This can be a great project you both can do together from inception to finish. 30% or more time during our life spans are spent in the bedroom.
An update to your sleep space may be just the romantic challenge both of you can handle.
2. Take a hike!
If you’re looking to do something for free, but a date where you’ve the opportunity to talk and get to know each other further, there is no better romantic date than hiking or going on a walkabout, as the Aussies say, with your mate. Become one with nature while learning more about your partner. It’s a great work out, athletic, and you’ll both be getting some of that essential vitamin D in the great outdoors. You might even get to see a little of his skin if you encourage top nudity.
A good hike or walk can be as long of a date as you want it to be.
Go get lost in the woods with your boo, or take a free city tour of your town to some cool, funky, urban destinations—no mountain required. Don’t forget, there’s also long walks on the beach for extra uber-romantic dating points.
3. Flowers, rose petals, candles, and a hot bath.
It may seem archaic, outdated, or unoriginal, but how many guys have poured YOU a romantic bath in your lifetime. While it may seem like some cheesy Hollywood RomCom tactic, a nice relaxing hot bath with rose petals, candles, add you might be just the ticket to relax him and get him in the mood. After all, you’re already getting him naked, so you’re closer to having sex already. some romance into your dating life.
You’ll be taking your romance to an all new sensual level with a fun, soothing spa night for your spouse. You can always add things like chocolate and your naked body in the tub next to him for some extra romantic flare. Two in a bath, after all, is better than one!
4. Show off your soft, caring, philanthropic side.
There just are never enough kind acts these days in the world. So, show your partner your soft side with a little bit of volunteering that you both can do together. This can be a fun date that opens your eyes to the other world and shows your boyfriend that you can come up with very original, heartfelt options for sustaining and building the romance in your relationship.
The local LGBT centers and senior centers in your area can always use extra hands. Volunteering is putting ourselves out there a bit, but the act of giving, coming from a place of love, will be an experience you and your man cherish forever together.
5. Spice up your sex life with some hot new sex toys!
Sex and romantic doesn’t have to be boring, especially if you are thinking of incorporating some new toys into your arsenal. Surprise your man with the latest and greatest in new tools for pleasure, and you’ll at least have a fun time playing with them.
Adam’s Toy Box has all of your romantic needs! Try giving your partner a blindfolded sensual massage with the Fetish Fantasy Limited Edition Leather Love Mask. Workout those muscle cramps on your stud with the Magic Wand Massager. Or, the Burning Desire Pheromone Soy Massage Candle is a perfect accessory for a very romantic massage.
6. Pack and prepare a gay picnic.
This can be its own separate event or even attached to walking or hiking as aforementioned. But a quaint, little, prepared picnic is a very cute date night option just for the two of you. Show him your romantic culinary side by making a delicious, healthy meal to-go to take to a park or quiet, open space you two can be together alone. Get away with having a meal out without breaking your bank.
You’ll get to soak in all of that romantic ambiance when it’s just the two of you, nature, and the food you crafted and made from the heart.
Your conversations and the serenity of the great outdoors will help give your date that extra romantic ambiance. Plan your picnic for just before sunset so you get extra romantic beautiful brownie points, compliments of Mother Nature and your strategic planning.
7. Plan a getaway together.
You don’t have to fly to some romantic island in the middle of the Indian Ocean or Caribbean.
Even a mini-staycation will do. Just make arrangements for you and your boyfriend to get out of your houses and into a different environment. A road trip together to a private little bed and breakfast somewhere with stunning scenery is a romantic gesture not often seen today. A little bit of rest and relaxation might be just what doctor love ordered.
A short flight to somewhere remote will also do. Get out of town and into his heart with a little love adventure for you both. It will be even more special if your desired location has some kind of tie-in with your relationship. Then it shows you really care about him by making the place you visit one that has real meaning to the both of you.
8. Write them a love letter or romantic note.
It can be as simple as a few sentences on a scrap piece of paper, but even a “I can’t wait to get you naked” is a sexy message for anyone to receive. Giving them a quick note about how much you enjoy them and hiding it somewhere you know they will find it means they’ll be thinking about you when they’re away and that you were considerate enough to let them know you think about him when he is gone.
It might seem a bit old fashioned, but a romantic note, poem, or love letter is a cute, creative way to show the man in your life that you love him enough to put it down in words.
9. Make them a fun, romantic playlist.
Mix tapes are something of the past, but YouTube, Apple Music, and Spotify playlists are all the rage. Look into his collection and tastes in music.
Mix and mingle some songs you enjoy together with all of his classic favorites to compile a very sweet, thoughtful, and romantic playlist of his favorite music. It will mean so much to him that you put in the time and energy to research his interests and then put a playlist together. Even better is to surprise him with something like a hot bath or road trip away to listen to the track list together. Music, as they say, is a language of love.
Get to know him better by exploring his music tastes.
10. Plan a visit to his favorite store, museum, art gallery, sports team, or special interest you know he will love.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, it isn’t always easy to find these places without strict socially distant rules in place, so plan ahead. But if you both live in a metropolis, you’ll have ample options to find something or some place that he loves going to.
Plan a whole day of treating your man to the things he enjoys most: his fave restaurants, his favorite snacks, and you can maybe also include a cute keepsake of a souvenir to commemorate the occasion.
Whatever you do, plan the day on being a special one for him with his interests. He’ll be grateful and appreciative that you know your man so well and were willing to do everything that he wanted.
Even if that means staying at home and playing his favorite video games with him.