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(January 18, 2009 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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I love romantic movies, but I find myself wondering occasionally how that traditional romance of sweeping girls off their feet would translate to the modern day. I’m reasonably sure few men put their jackets on the ground to protect a lady’s feet or stand when the lady enters the room, but that’s not to say manners are dead and gone. I know plenty of guys who have great manners and skill – especially when it comes to the modern romance.

Romantic Notes

It used to be that romance came through love letters and such. Today, we are entirely too busy to sit and write love letters to each other. So, it’s perfectly acceptable to write a romantic email or even send a sweet IM or text throughout the day. It’s the thought that counts in these things and if your guy doesn’t even know how to frame a proper letter, praise his email and text efforts knowing this is the modern romance put in writing. Guys out there should also realize, however, that love letters in their traditional form are becoming a lost art. If you really want to wow a girl, think about writing her a letter that comes from your heart – it will make a hugely profound impression.

Setting Priorities

In romance, you should be your sweetie’s first priority and vice versa. That doesn’t mean you should ditch your friends, but if you’re thinking of him all the time, shouldn’t he be first on your MySpace page or get preferential treatment in your list of faves? You might not be able to fill your dance card with his name exclusively, but you can put his username first on all your forums, profiles and such. It’s essentially the same thing.

Offering a Helping Hand

I for one would be irritated if I had to wait on a man to open my door all the time or if I had to wait for him to come out of the car, walk around and then open my door. I am a modern woman, of course – I can open my own door. Naturally, I do love it when a guy gets there first and opens it for me. The only one I think is really silly is sitting in the car while he runs around to let me out of the car when we’ve arrived. Sure it’s manners, but it feels silly to me at least.

In the modern world of romance, car remotes unlock doors and sliding doors open on their own simplifying the whole door drama. Your guy can still offer you a helping hand, however, by making small gestures to lighten your technical load. He can obviously still carry your books at school, but he can also take on the more tedious tasks of updating your profiles, converting records, downloading your favorite songs and compiling appropriate playlists. We all want the results, but sometimes it’s just tedious to sit around and do all the busy work ourselves. When your guy takes on the boring tasks of feeding in CD after CD or picking the best of the best from each for a new playlist, you know he really cares.

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Posted On: May 8, 2009
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United Kingdom
Posted On: February 8, 2009
I don't have a boyfriend, and something seeing my friend's relationships makes me not want to have one.

But I think little handwritten notes tucked in a book or a locker is really adorable. And chivalry is definitely not dead.
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Nashville, TN
Posted On: February 8, 2009
i am getting married on weds. and am really nervous. i had a baby afew days ago. y man is so nice to. he did all those things and more on random nights he would either hand deliver or have someone random deliver me chocalate love notes flowers some times even gift cards. i couuldn't be happier with
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Posted On: February 8, 2009
My boyfriend carries my books in the hall. :3

He puts the love notes in my books though.

Its adorable, specialy because he worst at spelling then I am.

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Posted On: February 5, 2009
I myself don't have a boyfriend, but my best friend Willa's boyfriend is like, the perfect boyfriend.

He's almost like Edward Cullen. *giggles*

He write's her love letters.

Yes, actual handwritten ones.

It helps that they live right next door to each other, so it makes it easier for him to stash them somewhere she will easily find them.Lol.

Great article.

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Nashville, TN
Posted On: February 4, 2009
I can agree that a hand written love note is MUCH MUCH better, especially when hidden lol. But texting sweet nothings are awesome too. No it's not AS romantic, but come on, wouldn't you love to get a sweet nothing on your phone while you're in a crowd? And be all like "AWWWWW look what so and so just sent me!!!" (Btw guys if you're listening in on any of this take note that we DO like the handwritten stuff. It shows that you took time out of your day for us!)
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Arvada, CO
Posted On: February 4, 2009
I like chivalry. If the guy can show that he cares for me, it's cool.

And texting love notes?

That's a little lame. I mean, I think it's cuter to stick a little handwritten note or something into her locker.
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Nashville, TN
Posted On: February 4, 2009
I don't think traditional romace is dead. I just think some people don't care to find the time for it anymore. I do sweet things for my husband all the time. The love letters, the cut out hearts with sweet nothings and more. And it's partly still alive in him as well. He's not nearly as romantic as I am, but he still makes sure that he opens & closes my door when I'm getting in the car. I think we both agree that it's silly to open it for me to get out, but when it's getting in it's sweet.

Great Article!

P.s. You're only first because the filter system was freaking out on me...I usually try to comment first so I don't have to hear you guys squealing over it lol.
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Forks, WA
Posted On: February 4, 2009
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