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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

i once flew an ex to Rome because he said it was something he'd dreamed of since he was a toddler, once we got there he spent the whole time flirting with someone else,

The b*st*rd! I hope you got your money back for that one.

12. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

One Valtenine's Day evening there was a knock on the door. I opened it to discover a trail of candles leading through the garden. I followed the lights (there must have been about a hundred candles that made a pathway)and ended up at my favourite tree. My boyfriend was sitting on a picnic matt with torches lit all around it. He was sitting there in his tux with a rose in his hand, champagne, and a Chinese take away. Absolutely amazing!

13. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Quoting Raven

i once flew an ex to Rome because he said it was something he'd dreamed of since he was a toddler, once we got there he spent the whole time flirting with someone else,

The b*st*rd! I hope you got your money back for that one.

nope but i did get revenge after being informed that he'd been caught in a compromising situation in the gents !! my knee had an accident with his body that ensured he couldn't father any children for a while, then i canceled the return part of his ticket, told the barman that i was doing this not because of what he did but because i'd just been told by a friend who worked in a clinic that the guy had an sti and had been spreading it like wildfire, so he had no chance of any more action and was stranded, felt a bit bad so left him a phone card to ring home.

14. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

Two weeks before Isa's 50th b-day, I told her to pack her bags for a trip of two weeks to someplace warm, but with elegant undertones.

Didn't tell her anything else. Not even at the airport.

First stop: 3 days with her adoptive (though not actual) parents.

Next stop: 11 days at an all-inclusive in Antigua, complete with scuba diving and full-body massages every day. Full in-room bar too....ocean view room, balcony, in-room bar again, cocktails on the veranda, dressing up for dinner......

Beyond that, nearly every day there is some sort of romantic gesture between us. Can't help it. We're doomed to be romantic.

15. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

Quoting tway

Quoting Raven

i once flew an ex to Rome because he said it was something he'd dreamed of since he was a toddler, once we got there he spent the whole time flirting with someone else,

The b*st*rd! I hope you got your money back for that one.

nope but i did get revenge after being informed that he'd been caught in a compromising situation in the gents !! my knee had an accident with his body that ensured he couldn't father any children for a while, then i canceled the return part of his ticket, told the barman that i was doing this not because of what he did but because i'd just been told by a friend who worked in a clinic that the guy had an sti and had been spreading it like wildfire, so he had no chance of any more action and was stranded, felt a bit bad so left him a phone card to ring home.

Ah, revenge is sooo sweet! Admire your creativity on the "getting revenge" practice, Raven! Full points.

16. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Raven- You Rock!
eermanBay and Isa- You are an inspiration to us all! You two just make me smile:)

17. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 11y

It was summer time. I was in SF with my high school sweatheart. We did all the "couple" type stuff. Walked on the pier, ate clam chowder, shopped the boutiques... And then we heard soft music on the streets, and then he turned me to him and started dancing on the street amidst the crowd. I was so shy, I remember I couldn't open my eyes, but it was so sweet.

18. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

When I was 17 years old, I started living on my own and began my 7-year journey of being a dirt-poor student. My boyfriend at the time was also a dirt-poor student living in another city. We used to save up money all week just to ride the long-distance bus every weekend to see one another. I knew how much he loved going to restaurants, so I used to eat nothing but tea biscuits for a whole week just to save up enough money to take him to a (cheap) restaurant. But I wouldn't have enough for 2 people, so we just ordered one dish and shared. A few times, at the end of a weekend together, my boyfriend gave me $2 and said, "Here, Baby, go buy yourself some milk. You need to eat better." I thought (and still think) that it was the sweetest and the most romantic thing anybody had ever done for me. We were so young but so in love...

19. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting beerman

Beyond that, nearly every day there is some sort of romantic gesture between us. Can't help it. We're doomed to be romantic.

I want a Beerman

20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Here's one that Beerman doesn't remember... (Bad Beerman!!) ;)

I had recently dumped my old boyfriend of five years (a real jerk) and started dating Beerman, whom I had known only as a friend for about three. My 34th birthday was quickly approaching - something I was dreading since the jerk never acknowledged birthdays and I love them. Beerman's boss had just left Univ. of Chicago for Harvard, leaving Beerman out of a job. Knowing his financial situation and having only been dating about three months, I expected nothing. What I did receive - a homecooked dinner, a wonderful walk along the lake, and the midnight cocktail cruise on Lake Michigan. (What he didn't know - for years I had watched those cruises sail by at night, wishing just once I could be on one!) It was the most romantic thing anyone had ever done for me. (Until Antigua, of course!)

I do think Beerman will remember this one...

Same year - rewind 2 months. Beerman's birthday was approaching and I wanted to do something a bit special. A few days before, I sent him a handmade invitation for a Friday night dinner at my house. I had to work a horse show very early the next morning so I did not let him stay. But, I did say I had a surprise for Saturday that would require him to dress in a coat and tie. I picked him up and we had dinner at the best restaurant that I could afford at the time. I wore the slinkiest, lowcut black dress I could find, stiletto heels and nothing else (besides a smile)...

And, Beerman is right - there's always something a little romantic that we do daily... Whether it's (bad) waltzing, a card for no other reason than to give it, flowers just because, or a spur of the moment gesture - it's always special!! ;)