When it comes to dating and general conversations I always get the impression that most women have already heard it all before from other guys.
It feels like every romantic gesture/pick up line/random factoid or conversation topic has already been done before. Where can I find inspiration to be more original?
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If you want to be original and romantic, then listen to them, and come up with a gift of something specific for them. Like getting an autograph from a celebrity they like, buy a first addition of their favorite book, hire artist to paint them into a scene with favorite fictional characters. If you have no money, then it gets harder to find creative gifts. You could still get them a bunch of their favorite color of M&M's, or make a custom gift basket of things that have their name on it, but doesn't cost a lot.
Otherwise gender roles are pretty much designed to be romantic. So fall back on a lot of them. Opening doors, protecting them, taking on harder jobs to make their life easier, that sort of thing. It isn't creative, but in our more feminist culture, fewer men are doing it.
I have noticed, most girls I have met really aren't romantic enough to really appreciate a lot of these gestures. It is more about the guy doing something that they can then brag about to other woman. Which is why they like flowers being delivered to their work instead of home. So doing something she can hold over her friends and coworkers without looking like she is trying to brag about it, goes a long way.
It is also easy to spoil them, and then it becomes your job to do those things. They don't appreciate it when you do it, but when you stop, they get mad, because it is your job, to do those things. So use this things sparingly. Don't treat her better than she treats you. If she wants more romance, then she needs to be willing to put in as much effort for your sake as you put in for her sake.0