20 Romantic Gestures That Do Not Include Buying Flowers

20 Romantic Gestures That Do Not Include Buying Flowers

Because roses are SO overrated.
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Though you're not exactly sure about how you want to go about expressing your feelings to your sweetheart, you definitely know that a bouquet of flowers isn't even an option. While sweet, a bundle of even the prettiest roses or daisies is so overdone and isn't unique by any means. But your love deserves the absolute best, so if you're in a rut, here are a few ideas for romantic gestures that you can use on your mission to steal their heart

1. Give them an annotated copy of your favorite book


2. Take a copy of a page from their favorite book and make them a blackout poem

3. Write some sweet thoughts on Post-It notes and put them around their room

4. Dramatically recite Shakespearean love poems to them

5. Slow dance in the middle of the room with the lights turned down

6. Surprise them with their favorite coffee from their favorite café

7. Send them a series of love letters or cute postcards over a few days

8. Dress up in some of their clothes and surprise them with your new outfit when they come home

9. Film a quick video of yourself and talk about all the things you love about them

10. Take them to an art or history museum and narrate your visit like a silly tour guide

11. Spend an entire weekday morning relaxing together in bed

12. Go somewhere scenic to watch the sunrise, then go out for an early-bird breakfast

13. Get the two of you matching coffee mugs

14. Go to Walmart late at night and chase each other through the aisles

15. Leave a trail of breadcrumbs from the front door to the kitchen, leading your love to a home-cooked meal

(and offer to vacuum later)

16. Go to a ceramics studio and paint each other mugs or plates

17. Go to the pet store together and buy a fish that you can both take care of

18. Fill up the gas tank in your partner's car just because

19. Do your partner's laundry when they've had a rough week

20. Hold their hand when you go for a drive (but be safe!)

You've been armed with some of the best, most romantic ideas that you can use to woo your significant other over and over again. Go get 'em, tiger!

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Literally, so hot RN

Literally, so hot RN

Hometown Tinder Is Every College Girl's Worst Nightmare When She's Home For The Holidays

It's full of all the boys who made fun of you in high school.

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Ah, the holidays. Three whole weeks where college students pack up their dorm necessities and return back home, to Christmas carols and grandma's famous fudge and some well-deserved rest. However, the holidays also come with quite a bit of extra spare time, and without your college friends three doors down, it can be hard to figure out what to do with yourself. This may lead to quite a few naps and Netflix binges, or if you're anything like me, swiping left and right on Tinder until you're completely out of people around you.

And while I'll whole-heartedly admit that I turn to Tinder over my holiday breaks to cure my boredom, I also know damn well that hometown Tinder is every single college girl's worst nightmare during the holidays. Here's why.

1. All of the boys who made you cry in high school are on it.

Remember when you had the biggest crush on Jake when you were sixteen and he made you cry at the homecoming dance when he wouldn't slow dance with you to "Someone Like You"?

No matter how hard you try to push that memory to the darkest parts of your mind, ten swipes on hometown Tinder will lead you to his picture on your iPhone. And while it may be fun to laugh at how he went from a 8 out of 10 in high school to a 6 out of 10 on a good day now, you don't want to be stuck contemplating whether or not you should swipe right on the boy who ruined your makeup on what should've been a good night.

2. And so are the awkward ones who you never really talked to.

Yeah, you always thought Aaron was cute, but you never struck up a conversation on the bus ride home. Now, you're stuck with a question that could go many ways: do you swipe right or not?

3. Most of the people you're swiping on will never leave your hometown.

Girl, you have goals. You were one of the few people who actually left your hometown and went off to school, and the last place you want to end up when you graduate is back in those hometown streets. Why in the world would you want to end up with someone who never plans on leaving?

Yeah, you may think it's "just Tinder," but truth is, you never know what could happen with the guys you talk to on there.

4. So. Many. Exes.

Your first crush from 5th grade, your senior prom date, your first kiss, the first guy who ever broke your heart...hometown Tinder is stacked FULL of so many of your exes in one place. If you choose to navigate hometown Tinder, well, good luck, sis.

5. You're going to end up doing something you regret.

Whether it's hooking up with a guy you've known since you were in diapers or getting back with your ex, hometown Tinder leads to nothing but bad decisions. Trust me on this.

6. You know people in your hometown run your mouth.

When you're away at school, the only time someone MIGHT talk about your Tinder is if some guy from work or one of your class recognizes you and thinks your bio is witty. When you're back home, however, your Tinder profile is going to be a featured screenshot and every "Saturdays are for the boys" group chat within a 15-mile radius. People are going to run their mouth about you even having a Tinder and they'll tear apart all your pictures and your bio. Yeah, it's shitty, but isn't that expected?

7. You're forced to lower your standards.

Let's be real for a second: the guys on hometown Tinder simply just aren't as cute as the boys you're swiping right on like crazy back at school. If you want a hometown hookup or even just someone to entertain you with conversation while you're bored binge-watching "Friends" for the fifth time, odds are you're going to have to lower your standards a bit.

8. One wrong swipe and you've ruined your holiday season.

Y'all, these are the holidays we're talking about. Three weeks to rest and recharge. Time to enjoy family and friends and the joy that comes with the holidays. You don't want to be stuck upset or annoyed or pissed at some rando and whatever they said to you on an app. Maybe, no matter how bored you get, it's best you let things settle for a bit and stay far away...

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Guys, If She Is Doing Any Of These 12 Things PLEASE Get Over Her

If she is doing these things she isn't looking back and neither should you.

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OK, guys, listen up. Whether you just got out of a relationship with a girl and are still hung up or whether your crush is just not reciprocating then here are a few things that hint its time to move on because she just isn't into it. Feel free to mix and match as you see fit to your situation and I hope all the insight you need is now in your in your hands.

1. She breaks up with you.

Guys, this is not a Hallmark movie, you're not getting back together. Typically, this should have been your first clue.

2. She isn't dwelling on the breakup like you are.

If she doesn't talk about it unless someone else brings it up or doesn't act like it changed her as much as it changed you then she is ready for something new and you should be too.

3. She avoids excessive and unnecessary eye contact. 

When she catches you looking at her too much she will usually stop looking back and begin to avoid making any eye contact at all.

4. She is flirting with other guys.

Okay, so this one should be a little obvious. If she is flirting with another guy and especially if she is flirting with more than one guy her line is already out there ready to catch the other fish in the sea.

5. She leaves you on read.

As much as this is a popular meme which cracks us all up, it is also the truth. If she leaves you on read more than once in a row then she obviously doesn't want to talk.

6. She only answers with extremely short responses.

This applies to both real-life conversations and texting if she does by chance respond. She is only gonna say the bare minimum to scrape by or end the conversation.

7. She doesn't keep in touch with you.

Plain and simple. Not much else to say about this. If you're not getting the hint by now I don't know what else can help you see it.

8. She doesn't ask if you're ok when you're moping.

If the extent of your conversations are small talk and never anything more, catch a hint. When you're walking around with sad puppy eyes or sulking in the corner and she just says hi and keeps walking, it means something. She doesn't want to get caught up in it.

9. She uses the term bro, fam, or brother in Christ.

This is self-explanatory. There is only one thing worse than the allusive and alleged "friend-zone" and that would be being put in the "family-zone." Not to say it is a room with a locked door but it is much harder to get out of then the really good friend title.

10. She has a generally happier demeanor.

If she is acts happier than she ever acted around you then chances are that going back would feel like a regression.

11. Your side comments don't have any effect.

If your side comments or under your breath remarks literally get no reaction or care then I think it is safe to say you should move past it.

12. She finds reasons to move to the opposite side of the room.

If you notice that every time you come into her hemisphere of the room she slowly moves to the other one with or without an excuse...then maybe she doesn't want to be near you. To save her and yourself from the awkward maybe quit chasing her when you know she'll keep moving away.

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