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75 Romantic and Sweet Things To Do for Your Girlfriend!

75 Romantic and Sweet Things To Do for Your Girlfriend!

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There are so many reasons to want to do romantic, cute, sweet things for your girlfriend (or a girl you like):

  • You like her, and want to make romantic gestures that show her how you feel
  • Your girlfriend or wife has been stressed, and you want to make her feel better
  • It’s her birthday/anniversary, and you want to do something along with your gift for her
  • …Or, maybe you just want to remind the girl in your life that she’s great

And no matter what your reason is, I know you want to do something creative, thoughtful and special for her.

But… I get it:

Those highly thoughtful, uniquely special, truly creative things to do for her can be extremely hard to come up with. Right? Sometimes you really need inspiration to come up with the perfect thing… and that’s why I put together this list of best 75 sweet things to do for your girlfriend.

Each one can make her feel happy, special, loved, and even grateful that she has such a thoughtful boyfriend/husband… or can make her see you as a romantic guy that she’d go on a date with.

…And it doesn’t matter which reason you use these ideas (to surprise your girlfriend/wife, or to impress a new girl), because all of them are thoughtful gestures that make girls insanely happy!

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20 Sweet Things You Can Do for Your Girlfriend (Physically) That Show Her You Love Her

How to be romantic to your girlfriend? These first few things to do for her are physical, so most of them just involve a small action, and no money… which means almost any of these things to do for your girlfriend are incredibly easy!

Here are 20 romantic things to do for your girlfriend (physically):

1. Drive Her to Work/Class

If you live close to your girlfriend’s house, an amazingly helpful thing to do is to pick her up in the morning, and drive her to work/class (or drive her home).

Seeing you for just that little while is a huge bright spot in her day, and there’s a good chance that she (like most girls) likes to be driven around like a queen sometimes.

And bonus tip: if you combine this with #55, and bring her coffee on the way to work, she’ll love it so much more.

2. Give Her a Massage (Feet, Arms, Back, Or Whatever Hurts)

I get it: you may not think you’re great at massages, or it may not be exactly what you want to do.

But think about this… every girl wants to be touched, and every girl carries stress somewhere in her body (from work, working out, or school). And you can be the man that solves her physical problems (and it doesn’t hurt that to her, a massage can feel just as good as sex).

3. Put Her Music On Her iPod/Build Her a Spotify Playlist

If you don’t remember the days that guys made girls mixed tapes (and don’t feel bad if that’s the case), it was one of the most thoughtful and romantic things to do for a girl.

…And the current version of that gesture is to make her a playlist on iTunes or Spotify… except that nowadays it’s dramatically easier and faster (yet doesn’t lose any of its romantic appeal). To her, choosing songs about her or your relationship is almost as romantic as if you wrote a song for her. But it’s way easier… so why wouldn’t you do it?

4. Do A Home Repair Project for Her

A lot of women have had to complete home repair projects themselves, and are more than capable of doing it… but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to see you do it for us (it’s incredibly sexy).

So fix her broken faucet, change the battery in her smoke detector, unclog her drain, or fix her squeaky hinges (whatever she needs), and make sure she catches you doing it.

5. Carry Her Upstairs After a Night in Heels… Or Give Her a Piggyback Ride

My boyfriend did this for me on our third date, and I still remember how hard I fell for him when he did. My feet were incredibly sore from dancing all night, and the walk back to the car seemed unbearable.

…So when he offered a piggyback ride, it was just what I needed to fall in love.

…And your girl will love it too: not only does it make her 1000x more comfortable, but it also shows her that you’re the type of guy who can help her out when she needs it most (plus, it’s just fun for her to be carried).

6. Buy Her a Gift from Our List of Female Approved Gift Ideas

A thoughtful gift (especially for no particular reason) is one of the best romantic things to do for your girlfriend. Girls love mementos of you around, and a gift tells her that she’s special enough to be remembered all the time.

…And I’ve already put together 101 of the best gifts for girlfriends here, so you’re sure to find something she’ll love quickly and easily.

7. Find Out Her Love Language

Here’s a full description of the 5 love languages, but let me tell you why they’re hugely important:

The ways you show each other that you love each other might be vastly different. You might like to buy her gifts, but she might really want you to help her with chores/work/homework… because that’s what will make her feel loved.

And while she appreciates your gifts, it’s just not what she really wants from you. Glance at the 5 love languages and ask your girlfriend which one is hers. Then you can automatically give her what she really wants (and don’t ever have to worry that she won’t feel loved enough).

8. Make Her Dinner

This is a classic thing to do for your girlfriend (or wife), but it’s still incredibly romantic. Even if your dinner is simple, the act of being served is one of the most romantic things for a girl.

…And bonus for you: being served like that makes her want to do something great for you in return.

9. …Or Lunch

Your girlfriend probably hasn’t had anyone pack her lunch since kindergarten, so this is a thoughtful, incredibly sweet surprise you can give her.

Pack something she likes (and guys, it can be really simple… like a sandwich, fruit and dessert) in a bag and leave it in her fridge, or give it to her on her way to work. If you include a note inside for her, this tip becomes 1000x more powerful (because girls love love notes!).

10. …Or Build Her Something

You can take the appeal of making her food one step further… and actually build her something that will last dramatically longer.

So if you’re good at carpentry, build her something to keep: a night table, bookshelf, or even picture frame will be useful and incredibly cool to receive.

11. Watch A Show Only Together, Even If You Really Want to Watch An Episode

No matter how badly Will and I want to watch the newest episode of our show, we don’t unless we’re together.

…And though that seems small, the fact that he’ll wait for me is actually sweet. So show the same patience with your girl… choose a show you can both get into, and loyally wait to watch it until you’re together.

12. Do Something Big

Every once in a while, it’s nice to give your girl a big surprise… so do something overly romantic this once.

Take her on a carriage ride downtown, take her to a ballroom class, plan a candlelit dinner on the rooftop of her building. Do anything that’s overly romantic, and give her a powerful reason to know you’re the best boyfriend ever.

13. Buy Her Underwear/Pajamas

There’s almost nothing more romantic for girls than wearing underwear that a man thoughtfully picked out. It’s sexy and sweet at the same time, and she’ll think about you every time she wears them (and isn’t that what you want?).


If you don’t feel comfortable buying your girlfriend underwear yet, you can absolutely buy her some comfortable, cute pajamas instead (girls all love comfy pj’s, but rarely buy them for themselves… plus, sleepwear is almost as intimate as underwear).

14. Write Her a Letter

With all the digital media available, it’s incredibly rare to get a handwritten letter (or even a note) from a guy, but I can promise you, handwriting something is an incredibly romantic thing to do.

…And since it is so rare, she probably hasn’t gotten a note in a long time, so being able to physically hold your words in her hands is really special. Plus, writing a note can take as little as 30 seconds, yet it brings her joy for days… so guys, why wouldn’t you do this?

15. Make a Travel Bucket List

There’s something romantic about planning the future with someone… and it’s comforting knowing that when they picture the future, you’re there with them.

So plan a travel bucket list with your girlfriend, and let her know that when you picture traveling the world, it’s with her.

16. Let Her Fix/Cut Your Hair/Beard

Almost every girl has an opinion on your style (whether she likes it or not), so give in on a date night and let her fix you up the way she likes (take it a step further and let her choose her favorite outfit for you, too).

…And even if the way she styles your hair and beard isn’t exactly your favorite, isn’t it worth it for one night to know that she’s insanely attracted to the way you look?

17. Look Up Job Opportunities for Her/Tell People She’d Be Perfect for A Job

Look, guys:

Letting your girl know that you care about her future is an insanely romantic/thoughtful/protective thing to do for her. Help her reach the success you know she deserves by looking for some good job opportunities to help her succeed (especially if you know she wants more from her career).

18. Spend A Long Time On the Phone

I know not all guys love talking on the phone… but you do enjoying conversations with your girlfriend, right? That’s probably a big reason you started dating her.

So just once, have a long conversation (30 mins – an hour) on the phone with her after work. Tell her all about your day, and listen to her too. The conversation really can be that simple… she just likes your voice and attention.

Pro tip: check out these 101 questions to ask a girl for conversation ideas.

19. Write Her a Song

If making a playlist seemed too simple for you… write her a song instead.

Even if it’s a short, silly one, she’ll love that you took the time to think about her (and she loves seeing you perform).

20. Surprise Her at Work (With a Gift or Visit)

All girls (myself included) love to get surprised at work. Will once had chocolate covered strawberries delivered to my busy store, and I loved how much the other girls praised him.

…And your girlfriend will be the exact same way (beaming with pride) when you deliver flowers, lunch, or make a surprise visit in the middle of the day (just make sure that no one will mind a disturbance!).

Pro tip:  With a flower of the month club, you can surprise her with flowers monthly. Here’s our favorite club.

21 Sweet Things to Do for Your Girlfriend That Take Less Than 30 Seconds… But Go a Long Way

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All the romantic things to do in this section take less than 30 seconds to do, and they’re all completely free… yet they’re all still guaranteed to make your girlfriend insanely happy. So in other words… why would you not take time to do them?

Here are 21 romantic things to do for your girlfriend that take less than 30 seconds:

21. Kiss for 20 Seconds

Kissing for 20 whole seconds might seem really long, especially when you consider that most routine kisses between couples are 1-3 seconds… but guys, those extra few seconds can have a huge effect:

When you kiss for that long, you have to actually focus on what you’re doing, instead of just going through the motion of kissing while your mind is on your day, your lunch, your game, or whatever.

Kissing like that (and really, 20 seconds is not that long) can make your girlfriend feel extremely connected to you… and she may start to want more than kissing.

22. Dance with Her (Out or at Home)

You can take her ballroom dancing if you’re up for that… but honestly, a slow dance in the kitchen is 1000x more romantic. There doesn’t even have to be any music… just take her hand while she’s making dinner and dance with her for a minute.

Or if you and her like dancing in public, take her out for a dancing night (a group of friends and an 80’s theme night at a club make this a fantastic date idea). Girls love to see you dance, because it reminds them what a fun guy they’re with.

23. Comment When You Notice Things She Changes

This is an incredibly, overly simple sweet thing to do for your girlfriend, and you can do it constantly:

Notice when she changes something (hair, makeup, new clothes), and compliment it.

Girls put time and effort into their look, and knowing that their guy notices/likes it is a huge ego boost she needs (plus if you get into the habit of noticing changes, you’ll never make her mad when you fail to notice something big).

24. Call Her at Work Just To Say She’s Special

If she works somewhere that she can take phone calls, call her work number and tell her you love her. This conversation is going to be short (since she is still working), but it can have a huge impact on her day (unexpectedly hearing from the guy she likes can brighten even a horribly stressful day).

…And since it’s short, easy, and free, why wouldn’t you try this some time?

25. Listen to Her Talk About Her Day

I get it: this seems small, and you may think you do it all the time.

But just once, try really hard to listen your best. She’ll notice a difference if you ask questions, empathize with her, and agree with her about all the events of her day, and it’ll make her feel incredibly special and grateful to be listened to like that.

26. Ask Her Some Questions from Our List

I put together this powerful list of questions to ask a girl, because it’s actually a great tool for several reasons:

  • It can help you get to know your girlfriend better
  • It makes you seem caring and attentive when you ask her thoughtful questions
  • It can lead to a fun, interesting conversation that she’ll remember

…And it takes almost no time to just ask her a question… yet she’ll immediately like you more when you show her that attention. Win-win.

27. Take The Time to Compliment Her

You might feel like you compliment your girlfriend all the time, but if her love language is words, then you might not be complimenting her enough.

So find something about her that you like, and tell her. Even if it’s a small thing, it can make her so happy to hear it (trust me on this one).

28. Touch Her Arm/Shoulder as You Speak to Her

If this is your wife, girlfriend, or even just a girl you like, this is a powerful gesture that shows her that you really like her. But it requires almost no effort (cool, right?).

So as you speak to her, touch her arm/shoulder, or to really turn up the romance, touch her hair (it’s a subtle, gentle gesture that will always be romantic). Either way, touching her like this is romantic and sensual, yet completely respectful.

29. Tuck Her Hair Behind Her Ear

Just like I said above, a gentle touch is romantic and sensual. If she’s not your girlfriend yet, this gesture shows her that you like her…

…and if you’re already together (even married), it shows her that you still think of her as the cute girl you did when you met. And guys, all girls want to feel like that!

30. Be Honest, And Tell Her You Like Her

It sounds like this is just for guys who aren’t in relationships yet (and it is the most powerful way to make a girl like you), but it’s actually for relationship guys, too. Here’s why:

Saying you like her can be even more powerful than saying you love her… because while people love each other even when they’re fighting, liking someone means you like them at that exact moment. And knowing that you like her right then is incredibly special for a girl.

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31. Brag On Her in Front of Others

Will does this for me all the time… he tells our friends that I’m a good cook, a great writer, very smart, and other things that may only be true to him, but that I love hearing him say.

…And it’s true for all girls: hearing you brag tells her that in your eyes, she’s so great that you can’t keep it in anymore. It’s one of the best ways to tell her you love her… even though you don’t have to say a word to her!

32. Flirt with Her in Public (Show Off for Her, Check Her Out)

No matter how long you’ve been together (even years), women still want you to think they’re attractive. Don’t you want your girlfriend to be attracted to you?

…And one of the best ways to show her is to flirt with her, just like when you started dating. So check her out (and let her catch you), and show off for her. She’ll love being the center of your attention, and feel like she’s a new girlfriend again.

33. Kiss Her Hand

I know, this feels a little cheesy… but all girls love to feel like a princess every now and then. Plus, you don’t need to make a big deal out of these little gestures, or do them in public… just while you’re watching a movie, or walking home, give the back of her hand a quick kiss.

It’ll mean more than you know.

34. Text Her Out of Nowhere (And Follow Our Texting Rules)

If you’re not in a relationship yet, you might have thought about texting the girl you like (hopefully you have already), but if you’re already in a relationship, do you still text her?

Well, to put it simply, you should. Women like to be texted a little reminder that you love them, since in relationships texting becomes much more practical than romantic.

Pro tip: use our 21 tips for how to text a girl to know the right way to text her.

35. Remember Her Favorite Little Things

Every girl has things that make her melt, and they’re different for every girl (a kiss in a certain place, a word or pet name, or even just bringing home a surprise milkshake (my personal favorite)).

…And after being with her for a while, you’ll figure out what things you say, do, or buy make her melt. Remember what they are, and surprise her by saying/doing/buying them.

36. Make A Little List of the Things You Like About Her

Guys… a list of things you like about a girl doesn’t have to be long, cheesy, or intimate. It can be as simple and short as a note on her desk that says “I like your laugh, your eyes, and your generosity.”

See? It’s simple… but highly effective in making her feel great. Leave the note somewhere she’ll find it, or even text it to her.

37. Offer to Take A Photo Of Her For Instagram

Almost every girl right now has an Instagram account, and wants to post pictures of everything.

…And some girls will come right out and ask you to take that perfect shot of her being perfectly cute… but a lot of girls won’t (they don’t want to look ‘dumb’ or ‘girly’). So if you notice that she looks really good one day, offer to take a picture of her. She’ll be so glad that you knew what she wanted!

38. Carry Her Bags for Her

This is a classic, old-school gentlemanly thing to do for her, but most girls still love it.

If she’s carrying luggage, a stuffed backpack, or anything larger than her normal purse, offer to carry it for her. This is actually a great thing to show a girl who’s not your girlfriend that you’re interested, and you’re the classic gentleman that she wants.

39. Give Her a Little Nickname

Pet names (sweetheart, baby, darling, honey) are incredibly cheesy, but that doesn’t mean girls don’t love hearing it (in fact, being cheesy makes them like it more). So in private, call her a sweet pet name that only you two know about.

It’s a simple thing to do, but hearing or reading her special name will make her melt.

Pro tip: make her pet name something really unique that also makes her laugh (Will’s pet name for me is ‘platypus’. I don’t even remember why, but I still laugh every time he says it).

40. Read Up On Common Turn-Offs and Honestly Tell If You’re Doing Any

Almost all women have a secret set of turn-offs. Read the list and descriptions of all 7… did you know about them? And even more importantly… are you doing any of them?

…And if you are, I can guarantee that your girlfriend wants you to stop, even if she’s too polite to say it. Use our list to get in her head about her turn-offs, and be the guy who never annoys her with them.

41. Call Her to Say Good Morning

Frequent morning phone calls and texts are common when a couple starts dating, so if you’re doing this in that stage, good job! She loves hearing your voice first thing.

…But if you’ve stopped doing this (or you never did), try it. Just tell her you love her and hope she has a great day. It’s so powerful coming from your actual voice, rather than just a text.

17 Things to Do for Her When You Have a Key to Her Place (Or You Live Together)

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A lot of couples stop doing little things for each other when they live together… the relationship just becomes routine, and the surprises and romance can fade away.

But don’t let that happen: instead, actually use the shared living space to make surprising her even more special! Here are ways how to be romantic to your girlfriend!

Here are the 17 best sweet things to do for your girlfriend/wife when you live together:

42. Bring Breakfast in Bed (And It Doesn’t Have to Be Elaborate)

‘Breakfast in bed’ usually brings up the image of an omelet or pancake, mimosa, and small vase with a single rose, served on a beautiful serving tray.

But breakfast in bed doesn’t have to be that fancy to be a great romantic thing to do for her.

Even if it’s grabbing fast food biscuits in the morning and running them back to the house, eating in bed next to your girl is a huge treat for both of you.

43. Let Her Nap

Sometimes we all could use a good nap, right? So give that restful gift to your girlfriend or wife.

Pull the shades, turn on some soft music, and take the kids (or the dog) out for a couple hours to let her catch up on some sleep alone. It seems small (and it is easy), but good rest is one of the best gifts you can give to a busy, tired girl.

44. Do Some of Her House Chores

If you’ve lived together for a while, you’ve probably split up the household responsibilities (she cooks, you wash dishes, etc.), and hopefully you’ve got a solid system in place.

…And if you do, she won’t expect you to step into her cleaning territory, and take one of her least-favorite house chores for the day. And that’s why it’s a great romantic thing to do… it’s a total surprise (and delight) when she doesn’t have to do something she dislikes.

45. Draw Her a Bath

Just like every girl can sometimes use a nap, sometimes they need a relaxing bath, too. It’s a time for her to completely relax her body and mind… so why don’t you give it to her?

Get some soap, light a romantic candle, and run a hot bath for her (bonus points if you get her a pillow and towel warmer, too). Then leave her alone to enjoy her relaxation, and notice how grateful she is when she comes out.

46. Take The Kids for A Day

Whether she’s a stay-at-home mom or a mom who works, there are some days she just needs a little time to herself.

So take the kids one Saturday, just for a few hours. Let her nap, shop, go out with friends, or just stay in the quiet house. She’ll be 1000x happier to see you and the kids when you get back if she’s had a little time to herself.

47. Put A Heating Pad On Her Side of the Bed

Here’s an incredibly simple thing you can do for her:

Slip a heating pad under the sheet on her side of the bed. By the time she gets in, the sheet will be nice and warm (and trust me, especially in the winter, this is an unbelievably great surprise).

48. Brush Her Hair/Help Her Get Dressed

I get it: this seems cheesy. And it is… because girls see it all the time in movies, but have probably never had anyone brave enough to try doing it for them.

So as she’s brushing her hair, offer to brush it for a second. It feels incredibly good, both physically and emotionally (because it makes her feel taken care of).

…Or as she’s getting dressed, offer to zip up her dress, or help her get into her high heels. It’s just a (sexy) gentlemanly gesture that she’ll love.

49. Light Candles Around the House… Even If It’s Just to Eat Takeout

Candles have the seemingly magical power to make anything, even fast-food tacos, hugely more romantic.

So bring your food inside (or cook dinner for her if you’re up for it), but light a few good-smelling candles on the table. It shows her that you want to romance her, no matter what else you’re doing.

50. When You Go to The Store, Pick Up Something for Her

This can be as simple as a her favorite magazine… or it can be the new espresso machine she’s wanted. Either way (inexpensive or expensive), a completely unexpected gift can really make her day.

It shows that you know her, and what she would like, and you love her enough to just get it.

51. Put Flower Petals On the Bed

This is another thing to do that seems a little cheesy… but in case you didn’t know, girls really like cheesy things.

So sprinkle a few rose petals on the bed for her (and guys… make sure you actually make the bed first), and make your entire bedroom feel incredibly romantic.

52. Fill Her Car Up/Wash It

She’s already got 1000 other things/chores on her mind… so why don’t you show her how helpful you are, and take one off her plate?

Go fill her car up with gas, and run it through a car wash too. It takes something off her to-do list, and makes you seem like a hero.

53. Draw Funny Faces On the Food in The Fridge… Or Just Hide Little Notes for Her

Sometimes one of the best things you can do for your girlfriend/wife is just make her laugh when she’s not expecting it… like when she opens the fridge in the morning to get breakfast.

Draw or carve little faces on all the food in there (or leave a funny note in this unexpected place) and wait to hear her crack up.

54. Put A Surprise in The Fridge and Leave It for Her

After a long day, she could use a treat… so when you know she’s going to have a long one, go ahead and hide that treat for her.

Put a delicious bakery cupcake, a bottle of wine, or a takeout meal from her favorite place in the fridge for her. That way, she can immediately start relaxing and enjoying her treat when she gets home.

55. Make/Bring Her Coffee While She’s Getting Ready

Every girl loves coffee, and every girl likes to be served by her boyfriend/husband sometimes (serving shows your generosity towards her). So make her a coffee the way she likes it, and bring it to her while she’s getting ready.

It takes almost no time, but it’s a hugely romantic (and helpful) gesture.

56. Play Hooky Together

You and her both need a break sometimes, right?

…So on a day that you can afford to miss, take a sick day and stay home with each other. Watch movies, or go shopping knowing that while you’re out, no one will bother you!

57. Ask What You Can Do for Her

This seems like a really small, but sweet thing to do for your girlfriend… but it’s actually a big deal, because you’re offering to help her, in exactly the way she needs, without her even having to ask.

…And no matter what she says (help with chores, a day off from the kids, a fancy date), do your best to give it to her.

58. Take Time Off When She’s Sick

If she’s really sick (or has a medical/dental emergency), take a few hours off work to take her to the doctor, or make sure she’s comfortable at home.

Now… of course, she’s able to take care of herself, but sometimes, isn’t it nice to just have someone around to take of you? She thinks so too.

Sweet Things To Do For Your Girlfriend : 17 Date Ideas to Do Just for Your Girlfriend

You and her probably have a huge list of go-to date ideas (if not, check out this powerful list of fun things to do with your girlfriend), but if you really want to do something romantic for her, take her on a date that’s fully focused on her. 

…And while all of the following are that kind of date, they’re not all insanely expensive, or overly girly.

Here are 17 awesome date ideas to do just for your girlfriend:

59. Take Her Shopping

Guys, I get it:

This is not what most of you want to do.

…But taking her shopping doesn’t have to be a nightmare at the mall… it’s just a way to spend time together in a new place. You can even shop somewhere for both of you (not girl-only stores).

The point is, time together doing something new excites her… plus, since she knows shopping isn’t your favorite thing, she’s 1000x more likely to do something you like in return.

60. Take A Long Lunch with Her

If you both have jobs that allow unscheduled lunch breaks, take a long lunch with her. You can pick her up, or meet her somewhere nearby.

…And even if you end up having to work a little later, she’ll think it’s more than worth it to get time with you to brighten up the middle of her day.

61. Do That One Thing You Don’t Want To

If you’re looking to earn huge brownie points with your girlfriend, here’s the best way to earn them:

Do that one thing that she’s dying to do, but she knows you really don’t want to.

It could be going to a play, visiting the mall, or having brunch with her parents… but as long as she knows that you don’t want to do it, but you’re doing it anyway, she’ll be overly grateful and happy with you.

62. Plan A Date for Her and A Friend

Here’s one of the best dating moves in history: plan an extremely romantic, even girly date for your girlfriend… to go on with a female friend or relative. Why is that so genuis?

Three reasons:

  1. It shows her that you’re a master romantic date planner
  2. She gets the chance to show off to her friend/relative how great you are
  3. Most importantly, she’s just as in love with you, but you get to miss the actual girly date

For example: when my mom and sister came in town, my boyfriend rented a horse-drawn carriage to take us to see Cinderella at the Austin Ballet. He showed up at the ballet, took a few pictures of us, and then rode his motorcycle away before the show even began. Pretty genius, right?

63. Go to The Gym with Her

It’s very likely that your girlfriend is dying to get in better shape… or at least she’s dying for you to see how cute she looks in her gym clothes.

So do her a favor and go to the gym with her. Plus, you’re really doing yourself a favor too by exercising, so this is a win-win

64. Take Her On an Original Date

One of the most romantic things you can do for your girlfriend is to take her on a creative date… because while she loves your routines, they can get a little boring sometimes.

So check out our list of 101 creative date ideas (some of them are even free), and combine them using this formula for a perfect date. No matter what you put together, she’ll be so happy that you planned something new.

65. Plan A Trip Alone with Her

Almost everyone claims that they need a vacation… almost on a daily basis. Does that sound familiar?

I’m sure it does… so why don’t you do one of the best things you can for your girlfriend… plan a vacation for just the two of you?

…And it doesn’t have to be expensive… you can even just get away to a nearby town for a long weekend. Just make sure that your vacation includes lots of relaxing and romantic activities.

66. Have A Fancy Date

Come on guys, you know you look better in a suit than you do in shorts and a t-shirt… so just once, get really dressed up with her for a date. She’ll love it.

…And here’s the best part:

You don’t even have to go eat anywhere crazily expensive. Go to a mid-range restaurant… people will think that you’re dressed up because you’re going somewhere really special later (even if you’re just going back to the couch!).

67. Have A No-Phone Date

Guys, this is physically the easiest date idea ever… but mentally (for some guys) it can be extremely difficult.

Physically, you just turn off your phone. That’s it. You can actually do this on any date. But it’s it can be mentally difficult for guys with an attachment to their phones.

…But the thing is, it’s hugely impactful to show your girlfriend that for one night nothing (work, friends, sports, updates) matters as much as she does.

68. Teach Her Something (How to Shoot a Gun, Fix a Flat, Etc.)

Your girl loves to be impressed with your manly knowledge, so show it off.

Teach her how to fix a flat tire, tune a guitar, aim a gun, grill the perfect steak, or anything manly. Plus, it gives you a nice ego boost to know that you can teach something to someone else.

69. Take Her On a Picnic

Classic dates are one of the most romantic things to do for your girlfriend, because they’ve become less common over the years (meaning she’s wanted to do them, but probably hasn’t). It’s romantic because you’re giving in to her wish.

…And a simple picnic is one of the best of those classic dates. Pack sandwiches, tacos, or even bring a pizza and a picnic blanket outside to watch the sunset (huge bonus points if you bring champagne).

70. Take Her to Your First Date/Proposal Spot for A Date

Need a powerfully romantic date idea fast?

Easy: take her to the site of your first date, or to where you proposed. Pack a picnic if you need to.

…And guys, this is seriously romantic… because it shows your girlfriend that you remember/value the first time you went out, and/or the moment you asked her to marry you.

71. Let Her Pick Out Some Clothes for You

This can be done two ways:

  1. Take her shopping and let her pick out some items she really likes the way you look in
  2. When you’re getting read for a date, let her pick out your outfit (and maybe even fix your hair/beard)

but either way, you can be 100% sure that she’ll be really into the way you look. It’s the best way to dress to make her happy.

72. Take Her On an Impromptu Date

Guys… if you surprise her with a date, the date doesn’t even have to be creative... the power of the date is in the surprise.

So take her for a walk, then stop for dinner… or pick her up from work and go get ice cream. It really doesn’t matter what the surprise is, because the fact that you tried to surprise (and delight) her is incredibly romantic.

73. Take Her Shopping for Jewelry

This one is overly romantic, and is a better idea for guys in serious relationships (since jewelry is usually an expensive purchase). Let her pick out a necklace, bracelet or earrings she really likes from a store, and get them for her.

You’ll be 100% sure that she likes it (which is a gamble if you shop without her), and the gift of shopping with you, plus the jewelry itself, will be a huge surprise.

74. Get to A Restaurant Before Her and Have an Appetizer/Glass of Wine Waiting

Whatever time you tell her to meet you for dinner, arrive 15-20 minutes early, and order her a glass of her favorite wine and an appetizer to share.

She won’t have to wait one moment to eat, and the fact that you know her preferences is incredibly romantic.

75. Invite Her to Do Something You Know/Remember She Likes

I’ve said it several times in this article… remembering your girlfriend’s preferences is itself a hugely romantic thing to do. Not every man takes the time to remember little things about his girl, and it makes her feel incredibly special when you remember.

So take her to that cafe she said she likes, or get tickets to the movie that’s coming out. No matter what, just get something you know she will love.

In Conclusion

Any of these 75 sweet things to do for your girlfriend can be the perfect way to show your girl that she’s loved.

…Plus, they’re all thoughtful, creative and special, yet many of them are free and/or incredibly easy to do. So really, there’s no reason to not use the power of this list to your advantage!

About The Author

Robin is Mantelligence's expert on dating and relationships, and loves helping men really understand women. She’s based in Austin with her long-time boyfriend, Will, and American heeler, Crockett, and she lives to eat breakfast tacos, watch space documentaries, and visit the zoo.