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What Do Men Find Romantic?

Guys reveal what’s overrated vs. what’s underrated
 
 
It’s not that guys don’t enjoy the romantic aspects of a relationship. It’s just that they enjoy some more than others and you may be surprised by what they prefer.
 
 
Overrated: Love letters
Underrated: Romantic texts
If a guy sits down to write you an actual love letter, he’s doing it to impress you. If he sends you a text out of nowhere telling you he’s thinking about you, he’s doing it because he can’t help himself
 
 
Overrated: Picnics
Underrated: Cookouts
Eating outside is great. But when given a choice between obtaining their food from an adorable basket or from a flaming grill, guys will always pick the grill.
 
 
Overrated: The smell of your perfume
Underrated: The smell of your hair
There’s nothing wrong with the subtle application of the right perfume, but catching a whiff of that clean-yet-flowery girl-hair smell beats any fragrance.

Overrated: Humoring him by watching the game
Underrated: Doing your own thing while he watches the game
If you truly enjoy gorging on hot dogs while watching sports, that’s great. But if you’re doing it solely for his sake, there’s no need to bother — he knows that you’re a girl. And he likes that.

Overrated: Ballroom-dancing lessons
Underrated: Surfing lessons
Most any guy would love being active and learning new things with you. But if he has to worry about his footwork and balance, he’d rather not have to be wearing shimmery shirts while doing it.

Overrated: Bed and breakfasts
Underrated: Any other means of lodging
Breakfast is served from 6:30am to 6:45am, and we get to sit at a communal table with chatty 70-year-olds? How romantic!

Overrated: Valentine’s Day roses
Underrated: Flowers on a random day
V-Day roses require less than no imagination. But surprising you with flowers on a meaningless Tuesday is a sign that he doesn’t need greeting-card companies to tell him when to show you how much he cares.

Overrated: Make-up physical intimacy
Underrated: Not fighting in the first place
He hates arguing with you almost as much as he loves physical intimacy with you. So the make-up isn’t even close to being worth the excruciating pain of the fight that precedes it.

Overrated: Discussing your future house
Underrated: Discussing your future vacation
Contrary to popular belief, single men aren’t afraid to discuss or envision a future together. It’s just that they prefer to focus on certain aspects (relaxing on a beach) rather than others (grouting bathroom tile).

Overrated: Double dates
Underrated: Going to parties together
Double dates are often a little awkward. Seeing an entire party’s worth of guys look jealous when he walks in with you is always totally awesome.
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Andy Williams – The Look of Love

Enjoy this wonderful numbers from Mr Andy Williams singing The Look of Love

Lyrics are as follows:

The look of love is in your eyes
A look your smile can’t disguise
The look of lo-ove is saying so much more than just words could ever say
And what my heart has heard, well it takes my breath away

I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you
How long I have waited
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you
Don’t ever go You’ve got the

Look of love, it’s on your face
A look that time can’t erase
Be mine toni-ight, let this be just the start of so many nights like this
Let’s take a lover’s vow and then seal it with a kiss

I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you
How long I have waited
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you
Don’t ever go
Don’t ever go

I love you so
I love you so
I love you so

Romantic Massage

So your partner had a rough day and you want to help him relax and release some of his/her tension. What he/she needs is a good massage. By you giving one does not only suits his/her needs, but also allow you to be more intimate as a couple. Massage has been said to be a dance of love with your fingertips. Given correctly it can be one of the most intensly sensual moments you can share with your partner. And not surprisely, the skin is the largest sensory organ in the body! Here are some tips:

First, have your partner lie down on their stomach. You want to start by give them a simple back rub or a head massage. This will get you and your partner into communication with each other as well as let your partner get used to your touch. When your partner is used to your touch, stradle your partner’s body (a leg on each side) and begin to let your fingers stroke lightly, starting from the neck down. Each stroke should begin from the spine and roll off the sides of your partner’s body. Remember that continous movement is the key. Always try to keep even pressure between each hand.

When you place or remove your hands, use a glide on, glide off style of touching. Glide on in the direction your hands will be moving on or off the body. Maintain a continuous flow while massaging. Make your movements blend together, each one enhancing the preceding one and preparing for the next. Your strokes should be fluid, never jerky. Always take your hands around or out of the body rather then stopping in mid-flow.

If you wish, you may also use lotion, or essence oil to help with the massage. Having soothing music is always a great idea.

Winter Sonata My Memory lyrics and english translation

A romantic story that touches every heart…Winter Sonata has reminded the world that true love which advocates self-respect and friendship spins patience that survives all the hardships of the heart.

Valentine’s Day movies for lovers

What’s a Valentine’s Day movie list for lovers without “Pretty Woman,” “Ghost,” “Say Anything” and “Dirty Dancing”?
Good. Now we can move on to some other romantic movies worth considering this Valentine’s Day:

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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in a scene from “You’ve Got Mail.”

“She’s the One” (1999): A girl gets into love-scorned Ed Burns’ cab and makes him drive her to New Orleans for a wedding. They return married and begin life as his brother divorces Jennifer Aniston to get with Cameron Diaz, who as movie luck would have it, was the one who scorned Burns.

“Dr. Zhivago” (1965): It’s the run-of-the mill story about a boy who meets a girl, marries his fiancee, hooks up with the girl again, goes back to his wife, but can’t stay away from the girl. Throw in World War I, the Russian Revolution, balalaikas galore, enough snow to blanket Jupiter, full-blown class warfare, and a paternity whodunit, and you have a movie for the ages. Its three hours-plus length may seem as an age upon itself, but Julie Christie, Omar Sharif and Geraldine Chaplin will make you see love in a different light.

“Love Actually” (2003): Eight people wrestle with all different aspects of life and love. Some fall in love, others fall out of it. The beauty here is that every movie watcher, no matter their current relationship status at the time, can identify with someone in the film. Think “The Breakfast Club” for adult relationships.

“Cinema Paradiso” (1990): A star-crossed love story between Salvatore (nicknamed Toto as a boy) and Elena, the first love he never forgets. But wait, there’s more. It is also the story of a fatherless boy growing up in an Italian village who is taken under the wing of the town’s movie projectionist. His mentor provides the kindness and patience of a father and instills in him a love of the movies. The boy doesn’t get the girl, but he never lets go of his passion for cinema, which becomes his other great love. Grab your hankies for the final scene in the film’s original version (there’s also a director’s cut available).

The Meg Ryan Movie Marathon: Fellas, there’s no sense in fighting it. Just man up and rent all three. This way, you’re covered. Start the marathon with “You’ve Got Mail” followed by “Sleepless in Seattle” and end strong with “When Harry Met Sally.”

“The Princess Bride” (1987): The farm boy and the princess find true love, but he ships off to sea and becomes the Dread Pirate Roberts, only to return in time to rescue Buttercup from Prince Humperdink. An all-ages classic.

“West Side Story” (1961): The classic story of a bad boy who turns good because of a girl from the other side of the tracks, but can’t quite completely separate himself from his bad-boy past and bad-boy friends.

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004): Beautiful, haunting music serves as a backdrop to this Long Island love story in which a wacky chick ( Kate Winslet) and a somber dude ( Jim Carrey) fall for each other, fight like crazy, have their memories of each other erased and then meet in Montauk to do it all over again. This non-linear story may confuse at first. Luckily, it’s good enough to watch again and again.

“The Notebook” (2004):

Others worth considering, when everyone else beat you to Blockbuster and Netflix for the movies above:

“The Cutting Edge”

“Untamed Heart”

“The American President”

“Sabrina” (the original)

“What Dreams May Come”

“While You Were Sleeping”

“There’s Something About Mary”

“2 Days in Paris”

Chicken in Champagne with Mushroom Sauce

A ROMANTIC VALENTINE DINNER FOR TWO

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup  all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1/4 tsp.  black pepper
  • 2 tbsp.  olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 170 g each)
  • 1 tbsp.  butter
  • 3 cups  sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup champagne (or other sparkling white wine)
  • 1 cup  whipping cream

Method

  1. Combine the flour, salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken breasts in this mixture, one at a time, and arrange them on a plate.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook quickly until lightly browned on both sides, turning once — 1 to 2 minutes per side. (You may have to do this in two batches.) The chicken should be browned but not cooked through. Remove to a plate.
  3. Add the butter to the skillet, then add in the mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms have released their liquid and it has evaporated. Pour in the champagne, stir around to dissolve any crusty bits from bottom of the pan, then stir in the whipping cream. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, nestling them into the mushroom sauce, lower the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thickened — 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with crusty bread or steamed rice to soak up the  sauce.

Michael Buble-sway with me

Micheal Buble singing “sway with me” such a beautiful song. Lyrics are below It’s simply awesome.

Lyrics:
When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Stay with me, sway with me

Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak

I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now
You know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now