Whenever time and money allow, no one can resist the charm of a romantic getaway. There’s always something about being on a ‘romantic getaway’ even if it’s just a trip to some small log cabin in the next town. There’s something about planning on what to do in your time alone together. And especially for the ladies, it is even more special and touching when the man initiates it himself.
If you’re planning to put some of your romantic gear for your ladylove through a sweet holiday escape, here are some tips to make it extra, extra special and transform the usual R n’ R into something of “Romance n’ Rawrrr”.
- Budget. You either have to have the money for it, or find some place that will fit within your budget. When it comes to budget, there are three things that you actually have to consider and I’ll categorize them into Before, During, and After. The ‘Before’ part covers all the expenses you will incur prior to the getaway. Would you need to buy new clothes for it? Don’t forget to add gas money (if driving) or plane/train tickets for transportation. The ‘During’ part includes all the expenses for lodging, food, and activities. If you have the money, splurge! Here are Forbes’ top vacation spots, just in case. You don’t want to miss out on the town’s popular bungee jumping amenity do you? The ‘after’ part is where most people – not just men – fail. Sure you have budget for souvenirs and the ride back home, but will you have enough for the next work day or are you going home flat broke? Make sure you have enough cushion money between rich and broke even after the holiday is over.
- Time. The last thing you want is to spend all your big bucks on a Caribbean cruise and find out later that she was not granted leave. Make sure you both have the time for the getaway – enough time for fun and romance that is. There is very little quality without some quantity on this one! And when you do find the time for it, make sure you spend it wisely.
- Have a plan. So you have the money, you got your time off from work, and you’re ready to leave. Now what? When you’ve found the perfect destination, make sure you do your fair share of research to know what the place offers. Have an itinerary of things that you would do while there – but stay flexible! Here are some of the best places to go on a date. Don’t be such a prick if it rains on your supposed kite-flying date at the beach.
- Plan a special surprise. It could be a wedding proposal, a special romantic dinner at the hotel rooftop, or a new set of sizzling hot lingerie. Whatever it is, plan something that will make the event very memorable, especially for her.
Guys, here’s the truth about women: it’s never always about how expensive the holiday is; it’s about how special you made us feel on our time alone. Be your sweetest, most romantic self and let out your inner Dr Love. If you are still unsure of what to do, read this SIBG guide.