Whether in a long-term relationship or newly loved-up, it's never too late to try some new romantic moves. You'll reap the benefits from your efforts because the way to her heart is most definitely through some romance.
It's easy to get romantic. Why not try out these ideas with the woman in your life?
St Valentine's stroll
As Valentine's falls on Monday this year not very romantic being a work day surprise her with special plans the weekend before. Pre-research a local beauty spot, pack a tasty picnic and enjoy a lovely chilled-out afternoon.
You, plus a bottle of bubbly, yummy sandwiches, the countryside, and cuddles will be perfect in her eyes.
Having booked a romantic, candlelit restaurant get in a cab together, blindfold her and don't reveal where you're taking her until you get there. The subterfuge of the blindfold makes it seem exciting save it for some sex-play later that evening.
Even if you've only been going out a few months, recreate the first time you met or had your first date. Don't tell her where you're going but arrange to meet her nearby then stroll up hand-in-hand to the spot you first laid eyes on each other.
Take it to the next level and tell her what your thoughts were at that moment how you noticed her smile, hair, eyes whatever first attracted you to her. She'll love the thought behind this.
So you'd like to see her in something sexy be wise and 'hijack' her favourite bra and knickers behind her back to take to a lingerie store. This means you'll get the right size for her and not offend her by getting something too big implying you think she's bigger than she is. Or getting something to small implying you want her to be smaller.
She'll appreciate you've made the effort, so get it right.
A sexy stay-at-home
Text her the time to arrive at yours and have candles lit along your hallway and into your sitting room like a shining, romantic path for her to follow. Spread out cushions and a soft blanket and cuddle up while having a Valentine's feast of finger foods all with her favourite music playing in the background. You may end up getting rude with food.
Facebook for two
Create a special Facebook page just of snaps of the two of you. Write little messages under each and dedicate it to her.
Rude with food
If the lounge isn't suited to seduction, move the buffet into the bedroom. Prepare a finger-food feast that you serve on a tray in bed. Choose her favourite foods, from succulent prawns and delicious asparagus dripping in butter to finger-sized slices of pizza.
Choose a chocolatey dessert or something like strawberries dipped in chocolate so she ends up dessert as you spread some luscious treats across her.
But you don't have to wait for the evening. Why not surprise her with breakfast in bed on Valentine's morning? Lots of fresh berries and sliced fruit, mini-pastries and croissants. Savour the moment as you hand feed each other. Flirt with her and make sexy suggestions.
Add a personal touch to her gift by wrapping it up with a few little extra surprises inside the box too. For example, add some little bottles of luscious bath gels or some gorgeous, foil-wrapped chocolates alongside her actual present.
Reserved for her only
Give her a certificate for a day at a health and beauty spa or simply for a massage if you're on a budget. Tell her how much you want her to feel pampered.
If you want to give a gift that keeps on giving do something like naming a star for her or if she loves cuddly creatures (besides you) adopt an animal in her name.
Attentiveness pays off
Think back to your conversations of the last few dates (I know it's hard but try) did she say mention her favourite film or music? Then get her that DVD or CD, wrap it up beautifully and she'll be completely touched that you remembered her words.
Select a photo of the two of you off your phone or camera, get it developed in a large size and put it in a beautiful frame. Frame a copy for yourself too. She'll love the thoughtfulness and that you both have the same photo in your own places.
Low budget love
If you're on a budget compile her favourite songs to give her this may cost nothing but takes time and will be appreciated (if not on a budget buy her an iPod and load it with lots of her favourite music). Or if she's been complaining about "that cabinet that won't stay shut", fix it for her while she's out. Wrap up her favourite chocolate bar in gorgeous pink tissue with a note saying something like, "this isn't as delicious as you," and put it in the cabinet.
And why not give her a Valentine's card which has a number of suggestions she can choose from that you've written inside. Tell her she can choose two and you'll "fulfil" these. They can range from 'back massage', 'foot massage', to 'sex slave for the day'!
Give her a pleasure chest
If you think she's up for it give her a beautifully wrapped box containing a luscious lubricant, sensual massage oil, a blindfold, a vibrator, condoms, a pair of sexy hold-up stockings, etc. Tell her you shopped with her pleasure in mind.
Take it to another level
If you know a hot night is on the cards have your bathroom lit with candles and something fizzy on ice. Lead her into the bathroom, undress her, and slip into the bath together for some sudsy, candlelit fun.