We love to be surprised with romantic gestures but which ones are actually romantic and which ones are just plain creepy?
We see it all in Hollywood films, men going to great lengths to be romantic and impress a lady, hoping they will fall madly in love with them.
Unfortunately, in the real world, some romantic gestures take it a step too far and end up looking pretty creepy!
Cupid.com have taken inspiration from some of our favorite romantic movies and created a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to romantic gestures.
Romantic Gesture Don’ts
• In ‘Love Actually’ Hugh Grant’s character goes door to door searching for a girl who used to work for him. Definitely a no-no to track someone down you’ve just met, and even more so if you used to be their boss.
• In ‘The Notebook’ Ryan Gosling’s character is so obsessed with his childhood sweetheart that when he grows up he builds the house she dreamed of as a teenager, then lives there alone and depressed. There was a happy ending, but this is a bit much!
• Romeo and Juliet – Leonardo Di Caprio climbs a trellis to peer into Claire Danes’ bedroom, trying to get her attention. Definitely grounds for a restraining order. And don’t forget their double suicide.
• ‘Fighting for her’ – punching another guy in the face will rarely convey your loving feelings, it’s not romantic and no one likes a violent guy.
Romantic Gesture Do’s
• Surprise weekend away – Bridget Jones was over the moon when Daniel Cleaver whisked her off to the countryside, and providing the trip doesn’t end the way hers did, this is a great way to stir up some romance.
• Singing your loved one a song like Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You - Done publicly this could be pretty embarrassing, but if you can hold a tune, why not? It worked for Heath.
• Write a love letter – So much more romantic that a text message and particularly thoughtful if you’re in a long distance relationship. In ‘Dear John,’ John and Savannah continue their relationship through letters and it helps keep their love alive.
• So simple, but flowers and chocolates do always go down well.