A. Since I’m partial to Greek sailors, I find that keeping a bottle of ouzo on hand is about all that’s needed for fun and romance. If you’re not dating a Greek sailor, I can’t guarantee the results.
A great gift doesn’t have to cost a lot. Most people appreciate something that shows you thought about them and took some time–they don’t care how much money you spent (or didn’t spend). So, homemade cookies from his favorite recipe can be just as appreciated as dinner at a five-star restaurant.
And keep in mind that you’re talking about a guy, so consider what a guy is going to like. Beer and wings spring to mind. You may not find that terribly romantic, but it’s not about you, it’s about him! So, think about what makes him happy — would he like you to go to a ball game with him? Then do that. Would he like to skip Sunday dinner with your parents just this once? Then make your excuses.
And don’t forget hot sex (with or without chocolate syrup).
— Jennifer Lawler, editor, Crimson Romance