She may not want roses because they remind her of an ex. She may not want candy because she fears it’ll make her fat. She may not want red-carpet worthy jewelry because … okay, that is a sure thing.
There are also some romantic gestures that sound good on paper but are actually almost always a bad idea. These, you want to avoid. Because as surely as the right gesture can earn you awesome rewards, the wrong one will kill the mood — or kill the entire relationship.
So in the interest of making sure you don’t screw up royally, we’ve compiled a list of seemingly solid romantic gestures that will backfire on you — and some far better alternatives to try instead.