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You Will Need
- Cliché avoidance
- Writing skills
- Act of kindness
Know your audience
Know your partner’s tastes, especially when it comes to public displays of affection. What's hopelessly romantic to one person is mortifyingly cheesy to another.
Avoid cliches. If your romantic gesture is a staple of bodice-ripping novels and bad rom-coms, it's probably more cheesy than romantic.
Don't write a song
Unless you're a professional singer/songwriter, don't write your love a song. Insipid lyrics, out-of-tune singing, one-note guitar strumming -- they haven't got time for the cheese.
Put your love in words
Do try your hand at writing your sweetie a love letter -- on real paper. To make it romantic without being cheesy, keep it simple and straightforward. Don't compare their lips to rubies or their eyes to diamonds; just tell them honestly why you love them.
Treat them like a grown-up
When it comes to gifts, treat your lover like a grown-up. If the present is something a 5-year-old would enjoy, it's cheesy, not romantic.
Do something nice
Do something nice for them that makes their day a little brighter or their life a little easier. Sometimes, just being kind is the most romantic gesture of all.