5. I want to sing you a love song.
Make a CD of his fave tunes or a compilation of love songs that have some special meaning to the two of you. Leave it on his car seat for him to find in the morning on his way to work, and he’ll think about you all day. (Note: Beyonce wannabes can up the ante by recording one with their own voice on the lead vocals.)
6. Say it with poetry.
Write a poem about the first time you met and read it to him before bed. It can be traditional or naughty. Ladies’ choice.
7. The gateway to his heart.
Prepare his favorite brown-bag lunch, with a little something extra tucked inside: A deliciously raunchy note from you, informing him of what you intend to do when you see him. (Keep your fingers crossed that this isn’t the day he chooses to share his lunch with his boss or co-worker.)
8. Where have all the flowers gone?
Send him a bouquet. While most guys probably won’t readily admit it, there are very few who wouldn’t enjoy receiving flowers from someone they care about. In fact, a recent Rutgers University study showed that men who receive flowers demonstrate increased social interaction and happiness. Choose his favorite colors (or scents, if he’s into that kind of thing), or pick a sensual palette of reds, blues and purples. And don’t forget to enclose a sweet, sexy note.
9. The gift that keeps on giving.
Buy him a gift certificate from Victoria’s Secret and let him choose what lingerie you will be donning during your next intimate time together. Offer to go with him to model the options, or let him surprise you.
10. Chocolate, chocolate, my kingdom for a chocolate.
While the female love affair with chocolate is well-documented, according to a recent study, men who consumed it also felt less lonely and depressed. Combine this news with chocolate’s known aphrodisiac properties for both sexes and you have a winning combo when it comes to revving up the mood for amore.
Your assignment: Prepare a sensual chocolate fondue using popular dipping choices like pound cake, donut holes, graham crackers, pretzels, rice crispy treats, marshmallows and fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries, bananas or apples. Feeding each other is required. No utensils allowed.
Traditional Chocolate Fondue Recipe
(Recipe courtesy of: Gone-ta-pott.com)
8 oz Premium Chocolate (chopped)
1 cup Whipping Cream
2 tsp Grand Marnier (optional)
Over low flame, heat cream until warm. (Do not boil!) Slowly add chocolate while stirring. As mixture becomes smooth, stir in liqueur, and serve, keeping warm.
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Jill Rachel Jacobs is a New York-based writer and humorist.