Is the "Grand Romantic Gesture" a sexist trope? I was trying to think of an example of this term being applied to something done by a woman (as opposed to man) in love and I came up empty. Googling GRG got me pages upon pages of sites instructing guys how to act like romantic hunks but when I searched for the exact phrase "women making grand romantic gestures" I get one hit from a feminist blog. Thoughts?
Most Helpful Girl
I guess that depends on what your idea of grand is. Last year I searched until I found the perfect brass compass, had the latitude and longitude of the spot where my boyfriend and I had our first kiss engraved on the front of it, bought a plane ticket to the city we met at, flew there, and surprised him at the airport during one of his lay-overs. Then I gave him the compass I had bought him. We only had three hours together, but it was an awesome three hours. It was a surprise, just because.0
Most Helpful Guy
Traditionally it's 100% a guys obligation to facilitate a GRG.
BUT, for my senior prom my date gave me a cookie that said "prom?" with frosting... that was the most romantic gesture a girl has ever done for me, and it was a mind-blower!0