Thursday, December 13, 2012

Guys! Do Something Different

Society & Culture

Do something different. By all means give the occasional bouquet of flowers, but for goodness sake do something different. Spice things up. Leave notes around the house. Bombard her with "I-love-you's". Take her pajamas and make it into the shape of a heart and put it on the bed. Or send her on a treasure hunt, even if the hidden "treasure" is a twenty for her to buy herself her favorite bubblegum. Simplicity goes a long way, bro. 

Like the time I knocked on her door as a home inspector from her favorite TV home improvement show, decked out in my hard hat, t-shirt with logo, tool belt filled with tools, and a construction worker swagger. Or as the rastaman (she pronounces it as 'hastaman') who showed up at her hotel room one morning. That kinda stuff is almost guaranteed to get you some. Or dressed up as the "shy guy" who shows up looking like he shopped his clothes right off a Macys mannikin, looking really good and hot. Cooked a wonderful dinner for her but was too shy to go any further, and he just left. A huge turn-on for her. Took some self-discipline on my part...sheeesh. 

Spice things up. Make things all about her, dude. Be like a slave to her sometimes, telling her that you won't allow her  to lift a finger to do anything about the house. At your service, my Queen. She feels like having ice-cream, it is mid-night, and there is none available in the house, brave the rain, cold, or snow to go get it. Tell her you are going out to get it. She will say something like, "No, honey. It's too late." Reply something like, "You are not the boss of me." and just go get the darn ice-cream, mate.  Be creative.  Do something different in your own little way. Keep it simple. And please, don't do stuff to get something back in return. Just do for her. She deserves the special treatment, doesn't she? 

Now for my gay and lesbian friends, this stuff applies to you as well. Go ahead and spice things up for your partners too.

[Photographic Art by Ric Couchman]

6 comments:

  1. Ric, I love this. This is the kind of love that I want yearn for. But one thing though In Jamaica if my man insist on going out to buy me ice cream, I would have to go with him because he might either not come back or come back three hours later without the ice cream. Also, like my favourite ABC shows, Greys and Private Practice, now-a-days we can write an article like this one, a movie or a book and leave out our gay friends. Feeling this Ric

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    1. Kay, glad you like this post. Hope we can start a wonderful revolution. Would be good for relationships :-)

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  2. Ric, Thank you for this wonderful, and amusing share...I love it!! told my husband about it...Lol ANNONYMOUS...MONIKA DAHL IRVIN.

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    1. Monika, my pleasure. Hopes your husband likes it. I wanted to make it interesting. Is he on FB? Would love to be friends :-)

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  3. These ideas were what we used to do before the children and arthritis settling in. Still good even after twenty years, I guess.

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    1. Awesome! Nothing beats having imagination, eh? We refuse to let age and arthritis get in the way :-)

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