how to be romantic to your wife

My wife Susan was recently asked, “What’s the most romantic thing Mark has done for you?” I assumed she’d mention a gift I’d given her over the years. I didn’t expect her to say that the most romantic thing I do is when I treat her to things she wants that she’d never get for herself. Do you know how to be romantic to your wife?

This got me thinking. What do other wives say their husbands do that’s romantic? So we took an informal poll of wives we know to find out about the most romantic things their husbands have done for them. Here are 8 romantic things wives want husbands to do.

1. Thoughtful Things

For her 40th birthday, one woman said her husband gave her 40 roses. He told her she had to give out 39 of them before they were to meet that night for dinner. Imagine! She gave out roses all day—to the barista at the coffee shop, colleagues at work, the bank teller—and had to explain it was for her birthday. She loved it. She was blessed and was a blessing to others all day. Then, at dinner, she had a bunch of stories to tell about how she blessed others.