What ever happened to the classical idea of romance? Now days it seems to be popularly considered that taking somebody out to the movies is considered ‘romantic’.
Shoot, you did not make the movie yourself, and there was a minimum (if any) personal thought or attention paid to choosing the activity itself. Sure the dinner afterwards can take some doing (if done right at all. . . ) but shoot, are guys just wussies now days or what?
What ever happened to the poetry and flowers routine? Am I like the last living person with a Y chromosome who believes that every male should damn well LEARN how to write at least halfway decent poetry even if it causes them physical pain to do so?
And what about those craptacular gifts given out now days? Oh wow, a heart shaped box of chocolate. . . . how. . . original. . . :rolleyes:
Learn how to make chocolate, how to make molds, and make your own d*mn heart shaped chocolate to give out. It shows that you WORKED at something damn it!
I just do not see how gifts have any meaning if they did not have some sort of personal thought put into them. . . . Then again maybe it comes from being raised in a home were the bests gifts given out tended to be those ones that were hand made?
Seriously folks, yah the $200+ console system is nice, but when it starts snowing outside, and trust me on this one, you will be MUCH MORE thankful for that fuzzy warm blanket Grandma sewed ya then any console system that you may have received.
(This coming from somebody who has a penchant for fuzzy warm blankets though, I do like fuzzy warm blankets, they are rather nice, uhhhh, swords? Seriously though, they are tons more useful then the latest console system is, yes I have one of the new console systems, and I haven’t turned the damn thing on in months. Now while doing 3d modeling work in my computer room during the winter I am quite thankful for the blankets though, since without them my hands + feet tend to go numb.)
And I believe that the same goes for gifts given out besides just fuzzy warm blankets as well. If you make your own chocolate not only is it better then that crap Hershey makes (if you think Hershey makes chocolates then you are quite delusional. To those who have had real chocolates, Hersheys taste like icky wax, yuck!), but you have shown that you actually care enough to donate your TIME and ENERGY to doing something for that person.
Even more so, you have shown that you are willing to improve yourself solely for the sake of another person.
Which is truly the one action in life that is greater then (none life impending) sacrificing. Taking the time to learn something NEW, just so you can then sacrifice that to the person for whom you care about.
It is like Dedication++
So, err, any ways. To bring this post back to the main question on hand, what ever happened to these ideals? Why is it that a movie and some often times crappy dinner is considering ‘wooing’ somebody now days? Have our standards really dropped that low?
At very least go for a picnic in the park. Not only are the visuals much better (not even digital projection will give ya that high of a resolution!) but the sound effects are some of the most romantic out there (if you like birds that is, or the ocean, or just the wind, or any other of such sounds) and it is less likely to rot your brain then the latest RIAA flick.