“How To” books have been around over 4,000 years. The Teachings of Ptah-Hotep is an book created during the time of Pharaoh, instructing people “how to live a virtuous life of civic duty”.
In 1991 the first “For Dummies” how-to books was published. The series even includes “Romance For Dummies”.
Since 2005, wikiHow has beecome the online stop for how-to questions.
This week I was surfing the site when I discovered “How to Be Romantic“.
They have seven step instructions for how-to being romantic. It seems this is important to people. The site claims to have been read 718,482 times.
I read through the steps and am sure they’ve read my book, listened to my CD’s and attended the new Romance Alive Experience.
A lot of the material was spot on. They had a good description of romance: doing something to express affection in a meaningful yet unexpected way.
The article talked about making your romantic gestures personal, be as individual as your sweetheart. (sounds familiar) Each person is unique and wants to be romanced in unique ways. Watch for signs of how your sweetheart wants to be romanced.
Don’t become monotonous or predictable. Find new ways of romancing your sweetheart.
Continue the courtship because the opposite of being romanced is being taken for granted. If you feel your romantic gestures are not appreciated, find time to talk with your sweetheart about it. You might even suggest picking up a copy of “Growing Romance” and read it together.
I’ve been teaching these things for years.
It takes dedication to keep romance alive.
It takes time to keep romance alive.
And the rewards are worth it.
Why didn’t they have this website when I started dating?
Be back soon. Robert