Sunday, June 10, 2007

Romance Hot Line - Part 3

Yes, VE is opening the romance phone lines again today…

Caller one, you’re on the air…

Caller one: “Hi VE. I had great success with your date ideas from April (note: shameless self promotion) and now I really really like my girlfriend but I’m terrible with words, how can I show her?”

VE: “Dearest caller. Not good at words eh? Try singing this in your best Jim Croce impersonation: Oh I know it’s kind of late. I hope I didn’t wake you. But there’s just something… Hey, just kidding. Don’t sing!!!

Try this instead: Go over to your card shop and pick out about 4 or 5 simple cards that express how much you care. They don’t have to be those over-the-top gushy romantic ones; find the ones that have simple messages or even the friendship or miss-you ones. Then, write something simple but heartfelt on each card. Not a lot; perhaps one thing per card. Not good at words? Try a song quote or movie quote that conveys your feelings. Be sure to date each one and put her name on each envelope. Then, when you are at her place (or your place if you live together); hide each card. Think of putting them in places where she might not find them all at once. For example, taping one from inside the dryer so that when she opens it up to do laundry she would find it or how about in the freezer or perhaps in that book she only reads or with the cleaning products that come out only so often or by the toilet paper so that when she reloads…”

Caller two, you’re on the air…

Caller two: “Hi VE. I want my girl to be overwhelmed but not in a commercial stereotypical way. What do you suggest?”

VE: “Dearest caller. You know, if you show up with flowers at an unexpected time, that is good. But if you really want to overwhelm, try this on a non-significant day/night: Buy a couple of different sets of flowers and one card. Let’s say some nice roses that you can put into a vase. Then buy a pretty flower in a pot; not big mind you. Then, buy a half dozen red carnations. Go to her place (or your place) when she is not there and put the roses and potted flower in different locations. Then create a trail of red carnation petals to her bed. There, put some petals into the shape of a heart and place the card in between. If you have any carnations left, put those into a vase or glass somewhere else in the place. That way, she’ll come home not only to be surprised by the path to your card with the flower petals but will slowly discover the three different types of flowers around the place. She will be overwhelmed!”

Remember, romance doesn’t have to be showy; it has to be heartfelt and simple and hopefully a bit of you.

3 comments:

Jenny! said...

She would be overwhelmed with cheeseyness!

Variant E said...

Jenny - one might think so, but what I found from dating is very few guys do much of anything so a little cheesy makes it easy! And as the Cheetos spokesman says "Its not easy being cheesy"

Jenny! said...

Tru Dat!