1001 Ways to Be Romantic: More Romantic Than Ever [NOOK Book]

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More Romantic than Ever!

Sure, you could buy some roses.
Yes, you could cook an elegant romantic dinner.
Of course, you could give a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

But sometimes you want to do more than that. Sometimes you want to show just how much you really care, how much passion you really feel, and how much more your partner means to ...

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Overview

More Romantic than Ever!

Sure, you could buy some roses.
Yes, you could cook an elegant romantic dinner.
Of course, you could give a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

But sometimes you want to do more than that. Sometimes you want to show just how much you really care, how much passion you really feel, and how much more your partner means to you than absolutely anything else.

Packed with unique suggestions, easy gestures, and thoughtful gift ideas, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic is "worth memorizing" (Boston Herald). More than one and a half million people have used this book to kick up the fun and romance, making it a modern classic and #1 national bestseller. It's a must-have for anyone, in any relationship, who wants to spark some more love in their lives.

You'll find:

  • Little things you can do every day
  • Big ideas for when you want to go all out
  • How to be romantic without spending a dime
  • How to really go to town when money is no object
  • Tons of resources, including websites, online shopping, places to go, music, movies, and much, much more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402254826
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 90,229
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gregory J.P. Godek has written sixteen books, every one a bestseller. He has been a guest on major talk shows, including Oprah and Donahue, and on TV and radio worldwide. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, and People magazine.
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From the Introduction

Love may make the world go 'round, but it's romantic love that makes the ride worthwhile. We need love, but we crave romance (just like you need broccoli, but you crave chocolate!). It's romantic love that allows you to say emphatically, "I'm in love with you," instead of merely, "I love you."

This book is about reigniting passion and deepening intimacy. It is for young and old, singles and marrieds, men and women. It is for you if you want to turn your relationship into a love affair.

Why are so many marriages mediocre and boring? Not because they lack love, but because they lack romance. Love is lukewarm, comfortable-while romance is hot, exciting!

Everyone wants passion and romance in his or her life. But-

  • Some people are uncertain how to create romance. This book shows you how.
  • Some people are stuck in cultural stereotypes. This book helps you appreciate your partner as a unique and special individual.
  • And some people have given up the search for romance out of frustration or cynicism. This book will reinspire you.

Love in the twenty-first century is about practicing old-fashioned values with a modern twist. It is about honoring the timeless values of honesty, commitment, and caring, while expressing them creatively, uniquely, and passionately. And this is where romance comes in. Romance, you see, is the expression of love. Romance brings love alive in the world. Without romance, love is a sweet but empty concept.

I believe that expressing love is our purpose as human beings. Therefore, anything that helps you achieve this purpose is a good thing.

______________

"I respect and recommend Greg Godek's writings on love right along with William Shakespeare's."
-Margie LaPanja, author of The Goddess' Guide to Love
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There are thousands, millions of ways of expressing love. These 1001 ideas are just the beginning.
________________

"Greg Godek explains how to get the woo in wooing."
-Cosmopolitan
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Table of Contents

Introduction                      xv
Once Upon a Time...                1
...They Lived Happily Ever After     2
Little Things Mean a Lot             3
Bigger Is Better                     4
Creative Gifts                      5
Creative Gestures                  7
Romance on a Budget                8
Spare No Expense                   9
The Most Important Things I've
Learned in Twenty Years of Teaching
Romance                       10
The Ten Commandments for Loving
Couples                        11
Left-Brained                      12
Right-Brained                    13
Romance for Dummies             15
Romance for Smarties              16
What's Your Romantic "Style"?
(Men)                         17
What's Your Romantic "Style"?
(Women)                     18
Flowers                          19
Chocolate                        20
Jewelry                           22
Perfume                          24
Champagne                      25
Lingerie                          26
It's Not What You Do-           27
-But How You Do it               28
To Do                           29
I Do                             30
Dos & Don'ts                     32
Don'ts & Dos                     34
Do                              35
Don't                            36
You Must Remember This          37
A Kiss Is Just a Kiss                39
A Sigh Is Just a Sigh               40
The Fundamental Things Apply     42
As Time Goes By                 43
(Play It Again, Sam)               44
Love Notes (I)                    45
Love Notes (II)                   46
Freshman Lessons                 48
Sophomore Lessons                49
Junior Lessons                    50
Senior Lessons                    51
Le Boudoir Gifts                  52
La Cuisine                       53
Love Notes (III)                  54
Love Notes (IV)                  55
"I Love You"                      56
"Ai Shite Imasu"                  57
Be Creative                      59
Be Prepared                      60
Always, Always, Always            61
Never, Never, Never               63
Gifts, Gifts, Gifts                  64
Sex, Sex, Sex                     65
Love Notes (V)                   66
Love Notes (VI)                  68
Lovesick                         69
Prescriptions for Love              70
Help for the Hopeless              71
Hope for the Helpless              72
Travel Tips                       73
A Suitcase Full of Romance         74
Fun & Games                     76
Weird & Wacky                  77
Cats & Dogs                      78
Satin & Lace                     79
Strategies & Examples             80
Bed & Breakfasts                  82
Gifts & Presents                  83
Presents & Gifts                  85
Daily & Weekly                   86
Monthly & Yearly                 87
Yin & Yang                      88
Yang & Yin                      89
Mozart                           90
Elvis                             91
Lame Excuses (#s 1-4)             92
Lame Excuses (#s 5-8)             93
Lame Excuses (#s 9-12)            95
Lame Excuses (#s 13-14)           96
For Men Only                    97
For Women Only                 98
For Singles Only                  99
For Marrieds Only                101
A Month of Romance: Week 1     102
A Month of Romance: Week 2     103
A Month of Romance: Week 3     104
A Month of Romance: Week 4     105
The Golden Rules of Romance     106
Rules Were Made to Be Broken    107
Be My Valentine!                108
Kiss Me, You Fool!               109
The Mathematics of Romance     111
The Calculus of Love             112
Couplehood                     114
Parenthood                      116
Erotica                          117
Exotica                         118
Creating an A+ Relationship      119
The Relationship Report Card     121
Master These Skills for an A+
Relationship                   122
Common Sense                  123
Uncommon Sense                124
It's the Thought That Counts      125
Actions Speak Louder Than
Words                        126
SWAK                       126
GMFL                       128
Can't Buy Me Love               129
I Want to Hold Your Hand        131
Help!                           132
All You Need Is Love             133
At Home                        134
At Work                        135
Sweet Stuff                     136
Kid Stuff                        138
Funny Stuff                      139
Cool Stuff                       140
Dirty Stuff                       141
Sex!                            142
Surprise!                        143
Celebrate!                      144
Outrageous!                     146
Passionate!                      147
Games People Play               148
Games Lovers Play               149
Off the Wall                     150
On the Wall                     151
The Myths of Romance (I)        152
The Myths of Romance (II)        153
Men Are from Mars              154
Women Are from Venus          156
Men Are (Not) from Mars         157
Women Are (Not) from Venus     159
Tuning In                       160
Fine Tuning                    161
Starstruck!                      163
Lovestruck!                      165
I'm in the Mood for Love          166
I'm in the Mood for Chocolate     167
The Gospel According to Godek   169
The Gospel According to Godek
(Revisited)                   170
Getting Down to Business         171
Funny Business                  173
Resources (I)                    174
Resources (II)                    175
Resources (III)                   177
Resources (IV)                   178
Slightly Outrageous              179
Quite Outrageous                180
Slightly Naughty                 182
Quite Naughty                   183
Shopping for Dummies            184
Advanced Shopping Strategies     186
Words of Love/Shakespeare's      187
Words of Love/Poetic            188
Words of Love/Your Words        190
Words of Love/the Ancients       191
Memorize This List               192
Memorize This List, Too          194
Togetherness                    195
Twogetherness                   197
Two                           198
Two (II)                        200
Gift Ideas (I)                    219
Gift Ideas (II)                    220
Gift Giving for Dummies          221
Gift Wrapping for Dummies       222
Television                       223
Radio                          225
1-800-ROMANCE               226
romance.com               228
Concepts (I)                     229
Concepts (II)                    230
Erotica (I)                       232
Erotica (II)                      234
Happy Birthday! (I)             235
Happy Birthday! (II)              236
Money Makes the World Go
'Round                       237
Love Makes the World Go 'Round    238
Do It Outside                    239
Do It in Public                   240
Just Do It!                       241
Just a Little Bit Naughty           243
The Gift of Time                 244
Time for Love                   245
For Singles Only (I)              246
For Singles Only (II)              247
For Marrieds Only (I)             248
For Marrieds Only (II)           249
Merry Christmas                 250
Happy Hanukkah                252
Happy Anniversary               254
Happy Birthday                  255
Custom-Made                   256
One-of-a-Kind                   257
Do-It-Yourself                  258
Hide-and-Seek                   259
Creativity Exercises               261
Exercising Your Creativity         262
Go Away!                       263
Bon Voyage!                     264
Cars                            265
Sports                         266
Dining In                       267
Dining Out                      268
By the Number                  269
By the Book                     270
Engaging Ideas                   271
Will You Marry Me?              272
Marriage Matters                 273
Monogamy-Not Monotony       275
(More) Kid Stuff                 276
(More) Funny Stuff               277
(More) Cool Stuff                278
(More) Concepts                 279
(More) Do-It-Yourself            280
(More) Custom-Made            281
(More) Surprises                 282
(More) Flowers                  283
(More) Romance on a Budget      284
(More) Bubble Baths             285
Thinking of You                 286
Think Different                  287
Choreography                   288
Creativity                       289
Cruisin'                         290
Lovin'                          292
Please, Mr Postman              293
You've Got Mail                 294
Mind-set of a Romantic           295
Thinking Like a Romantic         296
Love Is...                       298
"Love Is..."                      299
The Way to a Man's Heart        301
Recipes for Romance             302
Aphrodisiacs                    303
(More) Recipes for Romance       304
Classic Romance                 305
Classical Romance               306
Classic                          308
Classy                          309
Picture This                     310
Picture Perfect                   311
Flower Power                    312
More Power!                     313
Greg & Karyn                   314
Heart & Soul                    315
Moon & Stars                   316
Science Fiction                  318
Wonderful Weekends             319
Mark Your Calendar              320
February 14th                    322
Valentine's Day                  323
For Lovers-of Books             324
Sex-by the Book                326
Married...with Children          327
Kid Stuff                        328
Rituals of Romance               330
Romantic Rituals                331
Oldies but Goodies              332
Oldies but Goodies: Movies       333
Movie Madness                 336
Mad About You                 338
Great Escapes                   339
Getting Away from It All        340
An Anniversary Gift List         341
A Romantic Basics Checklist     343
Generating Ideas                344
Romantic Brainstorming         346
A Kick in the Pants             347
Motivating Your Partner to Be
More Romantic               348
Motivating the Romantically
Impaired                     349
Attitude Adjustment Section     350
License to Love                 351
Baby, You Can Drive My Car     352
Little Love Stories (I)            354
Little Love Stories (II)           355
Notes from an A+ Relationship   356
Recipe for an A+ Relationship    358
Romance Across America        359
Romance Around the World      361
The Right Stuff                 364
The Write Stuff                 365
Real Men Are Romantic         366
Real Women Are Romantic      367
Guy Stuff                      369
Gal Stuff                       370
Characteristics of True Romantics 371
Characteristics of Crazy Romantics 372
Speaking of Love                374
Speaking of Romance            375
What's in a Name?              377
The Meaning of a Name         379
And Now for Something
Completely Different          381
What Is Your Quest?             382
Getting to Know You            384
Staying in Touch                385
Messages                       386
Massages                       388
ABC                          389
XYZ                           391
FYI                            392
Gift Ideas                      393
Coupon Ideas                   394
How to Understand Each Other   395
How to Bed & Breakfast          397
Soundtrack to a Love Affair      398
Guidelines for a Love Affair      400
Bubble Baths (I)                402
Bubble Baths (II)                402
A Touch of Class                403
A Touch                       405
Work                          406
Play                           407
Sex Tips for Gals                409
Sex Tips for Guys               409
Romanti¢¢¢ Ideas               410
Romantic Idea$$$               411
Lawyers in Love                 412
MBAs in Love                  413
Hearts (#s 1-75)                415
In My Humble Opinion          418
My Personal Favorites            419
Best of the Best                 420
Best Brief Advice                421
Top 10 Reasons to Be Romantic   423
Top 45 Reasons to Be Romantic   424
The End                       425
The Beginning                  426
Index                          427
About the Author               439

Bonus Pages: Beyond 1001
The 99 Best Love Songs of the
Twentieth (and Twenty-First)
Centuries (#s 1-25)           202
The 99 Best Love Songs of the
Twentieth (and Twenty-First)
Centuries (#s 26-50)          203
The 99 Best Love Songs of the
Twentieth (and Twenty-First)
Centuries (#s 51-75)          204
The 99 Best Love Songs of the
Twentieth (and Twenty-First)
Centuries (#s 76-99)          205
Songs to Help Express Your
Feelings                      206
Best Love Song Duets            212
Best Broadway Love Songs        214
Best Romantic Movies & Best
Romantic Movie Couples      215
Best Romantic Comedies         216
Great Date Movies              217
(More) Great Date Movies       218

Gregory J.P. Godek has written sixteen books, every one a bestseller. He has been a guest on major talk shows, including Oprah and Donahue, and on TV and radio worldwide. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, and People magazine.

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    A great, "romantic" book - full of good ideas

    I bought this for my husband (and myself) for Valentine's Day, and we have had a wonderful game of surprising each other randomly with ideas from Godek's book. The ideas are short and sweet, but the impact is big.

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    Some great ideas

    While I don't think there were really 1001 ideas, it was fun reading. The categories were helpful. It was easy to pick out ideas on specific topics. There were ideas for women to do for men as well as men to do for women.

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    Posted February 15, 2012

    Dusk to Rachel and Dero

    Dero is Jag. He changed his name.^^ To Dero: Summer iz a spyyy!*Huggles then scampers off*

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