The Skirt: Seven Ways to Romance A Lady Without Being Such A Little Bitch About It

"The Skirt" is an ongoing series in which Four Pins' resident lady friend, Rachel Seville, becomes the most important woman in your life.

Any woman who tells you she doesn’t want to be romanced is your little brother in disguise. You don’t have to sweep a gal off her feet on the daily, but you should be prepared to pepper your relationship—serious or otherwise—with moments that remind her why she started hanging out with you in the first place (besides the fact that you guys look super hot standing next to each other).

The thing is, you don’t want to get all, like, syrupy about it. A woman likes her man to be a man, not a poet. Above, I went through the trouble of outlining seven cool gestures that will cast just the right spell over your special lady. Prepare to be adored.

Rachel Seville is a writer living in Brooklyn who believes in miracles. Read her blog, Pizza Rulez, here and follow her on Twitter here.

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  • http://www.heartymagazine.com Dana

    Or just turn her out on the reg #duh

    • Rachel

      Dana baby you get me

  • http://jerusalemsunflowers.tumblr.com/ Elvisio

    Giving her a copy of Chris Kraus’ iconic memoir/novel “I Love Dick” can be an effective way to open a route of passage into the pantaloons, as well.

  • Shelby

    Matching pajamas? Maybe if you’re married or if you’re fifteen years old or if you’re into Hara-kiri. Otherwise, no. Sorry, but these are mostly not going to work unless you live inside of a Julia Roberts movie. If a girl likes you, then you can do anything you want (including neglect her or be Chris Brown) and she’ll be happy. But if she doesn’t like you, then no amount of balloons, or fancy stationary will ever help you.

  • Tjay

    I’m 17, am on the verge of getting a girlfriend (things are in the works), and this proved to be very helpful so thank you. I’m pretty sure I have the ‘do something illegal’ part down pat too since I’m semi-thuggin’, ya know? I’m skeptical about that 6th slide though. A bruh’s over here ballin’ on a budget so I highly doubt I’ll be able to do shit like that, especially since she’s in love with the high-fashion products on Opening Ceremony. Gonna have to tell her to “swerve” on that one.