SRI LANKA -- Despite what many people think, there really is such a thing as romance for men. Most males of our species do appreciate romantic gestures. It's just that they enjoy different ones from women -- and you may be surprised by what they prefer.
Here's the inside scoop on what men find romantic (and what they don't):
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.
Eating outside is great. But when given a choice between obtaining their food from an adorable basket or from a flaming stove, guys will always pick the stove.
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 pop corn 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: 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.