1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email
Kayte Deioma

Women and Men Differ on Romance

By January 25, 2013

Follow me on:

In a totally unscientific sample of people who have visited my Valentine's Day in LA page, there are interesting differences between people who answered the Men's Poll and the Women's Poll on what they think is a romantic way to spend Valentines' Day. Of course, this can be extrapolated to what they find romantic overall.

What MEN find most romantic:

  • An intimate dinner at a romantic restaurant  20%
  • Sharing time together doing something active outdoors  14%
  • Enjoying live music or theatre  14%
  • A weekend away together  11%
  • Chocolates, flowers and dinner at home  10%
  • Extravagant surprise gestures  10%
  • Dinner and dancing at a swank nightclub  9%
  • Anything, as long as it involves jewelry  0%

What WOMEN find most romantic:

  • Sharing time together doing something active outdoors  18%
  • An intimate dinner at a romantic restaurant  17%
  • Enjoying live music or theatre  16%
  • A weekend away together  16%
  • Extravagant surprise gestures  11%
  • Dinner and dancing at a swank nightclub  7%
  • Chocolates, flowers and dinner at home  4%
  • All of the above  3%
  • Anything, as long as it involves jewelry  1%

The most significant differences are that more women than men rank doing something together outdoors on top of their romance list (18% vs 14%); men find dinner out far outranks anything else in the romance department; women find a weekend away much more romantic than men (16% vs 11%); and a much higher percentage of men than women think flowers, chocolates and dinner at home is a romantic way to spend Valentine's Day (10% vs 4 %).  So guys, even if she offers to cook you dinner, you might want to have one of those other options as part 2 of your Valentine's celebration plan.

Add your voice to the poll (page 2) and get some ideas for romantic ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in LA.

More:

Comments
No comments yet. Leave a Comment
Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.