When it comes to romantic moves, the go-to dinner-and-a-movie can move over. What women really want — at least, according to the several women we surveyed — are everyday sweet-nothings that can really bond a couple together and keep the spark between them alive. Here, they say, are the romantic moves they crave the most.
"I would love for my husband to walk up behind me, push my hair aside, and kiss the nape of my neck. It's a simple thing, but it gives me chills. It makes me feel sexy and desired, even if it's while I'm cooking." —Kristi
"When we were first dating, my [now-husband] would send me a text message each morning when he woke up. It was never anything important — he would just say hi — but those messages let me know he was thinking of me from the second he woke up. Now that we're married, he can't exactly send me a text in the morning, but if he sent one during the day — again, just to say hi, just to let me know he was thinking of me — that would be amazing." —Shannon
"I want to come home one night to my guy cooking me dinner. It can be spaghetti and meatballs for all I care. But a man making me a meal is about as sexy a thing as I can picture." —Courtney
"I miss those long, drawn-out conversations we had when we were just getting to know each other. So, the romantic move I crave most is my husband initiating an intimate conversation. We've been married three years now, but I know there is still a lot we can learn about each other." —Emily
"I crave for my husband and I to pray together more. While we pray separately, I believe that with us praying together more it will enhance our intimacy because we are being vulnerable to a higher power, relinquishing pride and ego. I think it's admirable and sexy." —Elle
"The most romantic thing my husband could do for me is to show gratitude for the little things I do. If he thanks me for picking up the kids from school, making the grocery list, or balancing our budget, I go weak in the knees. I mean, who doesn't like to feel appreciated? Especially for the mundane things that go unnoticed." —Allison
"If I could have any romantic move more often, I'd want my husband to initiate more cuddling. [My husband] isn't a cuddler at all, but I feel like so many good things can come from a good cuddle session, from quality conversations to spontaneous sex." —Abbie