It all started with a conversation with a friend. I then started thinking more about it and posed the question to more friends over sushi and wine because it wasn't possible that two of us could think the exact same thing, right? We all agreed. We all laughed, shared our stories and laughed some more.
Romance is dead. Or, at least on life support when it comes to our relationships. I told the BF how all my friends and I agreed that him and his friends need to kick it up a notch when it comes to the romance department. He laughed and went back to watching TV. (Told you romance was dead.)
To further prove my point with the other sex present, I brought it up again with the help of two friends to our boyfriends and husbands over dinner and drinks again. (I was the only non-married one of the group.)
We talked about everything from sex to love to flowers and back to sex again because it might truly be the one thing always on a guy's mind.
Here's what I've come to realize and it will save you subscriptions to Glamour and Cosmopolitan and countless future psych sessions.
Are you ready?
I'm not sure you are.
It's quite earth shattering.
All guys are the same. They are ALL the SAME! There. The secret is out of the bag. You all know it.
So when you think that the other guy is better to his girlfriend, paying more attention to her, buying flowers and making surprise dinner reservations to her favorite restaurant, just know it is one big fat lie!
And, if you don't believe me, I listened to two of my friends share the exact same stories only for their husbands to corroborate each and every one of them.
What you might have overheard from our table:
"That shit only happens because it's a new relationship."
"I want kissing for the hell of it."
"We need more spontaneity."
"I just want a little cuddling, not a lot, just a little."
"Why do you always have to grab them?"
And, to quote one of the guys, "Well ladies, at least you know you aren't holding out for anything else because we are all the same!"
How do you kick up the romance again in your relationship? What do you do? All tips and tricks will be shared with all of my girlfriends who always share their opinions and feelings with me, no matter how ridiculous they are.
Editor's Note: Most of our conversation was around sex, as it normally is when my friends and I get together. How much are you having? Is it enough? Does it last long enough? How do you keep things fresh? Do you role play like Phil and Claire from Modern Family? You know, those kind of things. However, knowing certain family members read this blog, I decided to keep it a PG and tongue-in-cheek rather than them picturing something else.