If you’re looking for romance in all the wrong places, try visiting the following Web sites for tips, ideas and advice.
Barnes & Noble
Visit mega bookstore Barnes & Noble, type in the keyword “romance” and settle back for some serious browsing. You’ll find more than 14,000 titles. A mere click will get you some virtual assistance from the editors at Barnes & Noble who have put together departments like Top 10 Romance Novels, Paperbacks We Love and Editor’s Picks.
Author Lorilyn Bailey calls herself “The Cyberspace Goddess of Online Romance.” She offers a romantic electronic postcard messaging service. It works like this: Select a postcard from the 18 or so sweet, funky or lovely antique postcards in her collection. (Some are holiday or occasion-specific. All have messages.) Then e-mail your sweetheart the address and post office box number and, wow, there’s a romantic postcard waiting from you.
At Romance Galore you can view romantic clips from films like “Jerry Maguire,” “Bed of Roses” and “Last Knight.” You can also get a few very doable gender-specific romantic pointers as well.
For him: Remember all the dates she thinks are important, share your ice cream and listen to her problems. For her: Watch sports with him, surprise him with a candlelit dinner and touch him affectionately.
Here, you’ll get step-by-step directions for preparing your sweetheart a romantic dinner. You’ll find recipes for dishes such as Garlic Rosemary Shrimp and Chicken Ricotta, as well as recipes for planning a memorable date or a romantic getaway and ideas for buying the perfect token of your affection.