As a comedian I toured through the most romantic cities in the world: Rome, Paris, Barcelona & NYC. I was on an adventure to understand modern romance. I learned doing the the cliche’ things don’t really matter.
Lighting candles is nice, but the effort to create ambiance is nicer
Drinking wine is fun, but going on and adventure to find the best wine is more fun.
Going to a nice dinner is always great, but making a nice dinner is thoughtful.
I learned along the way that the effort to be romantic is more romantic than the outcome.
The single thing to take away is that action always means more than talk.