5 Romantic Gestures She’ll Hate

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No romantic gesture is a sure thing.

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.