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<div class="quote-block">I think it would be funny if you posted on the veggieboards and ask if anyone else finds mowing the lawn and buying a weedwacker incredibly romantic.</div>
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Well? In case anyone was wondering it was me that mowed her yard. She didn't mow mine.
 

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Hm...well, it could be romantic, sorta, in that it was a nice thing to do.<br><br><br><br>
However, it could be kinda sexy too...hot days, shirt off, sweat running down your back, cold lemonade, girlfriend wearing short shorts.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sweatdrop.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sweat:">
 

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She could also be thinking, "ah, ah. I'm going to snag a live one!" She might be looking to marry someone who will mow her lawn, fix her leaking faucet. A real handyman. So she finds it romantic when a guy is doing stuff like that because she's hearing wedding bells!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I think it's a very romantic gesture when my husband mows the lawn. I think it's romantic when he does anything around the house.
 

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I love things like that when you dont expect a cleaning and the SO dose it. It shows effort put into it. Then you have time together after.<br><br><br><br>
It is my fave, cheap present.
 

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Depends on the motivation. If he's doing it to save me the trouble, then yes, absolutely it's romantic. Same with any sort of unpleasant job. If he's doing it because he loves mowing the lawn, I'd appreciate it but I'm not sure I'd consider it romantic.<br><br><br><br>
The connection between chores and romance is definitely there, but I think it works like this... Guys not doing their share of chores is very unsexy. Guys doing their share of chores does not really make them sexy in and of itself, but rather removes barriers to sexyness for me.<br><br><br><br>
E.g., it wouldn't get me frisky if I saw him doing the dishes. However, if he never did the dishes I would be pissed at him, and therefore unlikely to want romance.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Michael</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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Well? In case anyone was wondering it was me that mowed her yard. She didn't mow mine.</div>
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Doing housechores can be very romantic. Carrying out the garbage may not be as beautiful as a rose, but sometimes it works just as well. Generally, it works best when the guy does the chore for the lady, even though I must say I really love it when TNS cooks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Astarte</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The connection between chores and romance is definitely there, but I think it works like this... Guys not doing their share of chores is very unsexy. Guys doing their share of chores does not really make them sexy in and of itself, but rather removes barriers to sexyness for me.<br></div>
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I once had a girlfriend who lived with me but did nothing to the house all day other than mess it up. Major turnoff...
 

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I guess it depends on what the euphemistic definitions of "mow" and "yard" are.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>froggythefrog</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I once had a girlfriend who lived with me but did nothing to the house all day other than mess it up. Major turnoff...</div>
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Oh yes. Works both ways for sure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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I guess it depends on what the euphemistic definitions of "mow" and "yard" are.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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If you live together, no. That's like applauding a guy for taking care of his kids. Never quite understood why people applaud someone for doing what they should be doing.<br><br><br><br>
If you don't live together, I think that's very nice of them.<br><br><br><br>
However in my case, I'd be kind of weirded out...unless my boyfriend worked for the landscaping company.
 

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I guess it depends on what the euphemistic definitions of "mow" and "yard" are.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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How about vacuuming the carpet? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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We don't live together. Or as we like to say "We haven't consolidated our assets."<br><br><br><br>
The first time I mowed her yard was a complete surprise. She mentioned she hadn't had time to mow and really hated it. She had given me a key a few days earlier (coincidence?) so I went over while she was at work and mowed.<br><br><br><br>
Then I did it the other day. She knew ahead of time and was very appreciative. I told her I'd just do it on a regular basis. When it gets long and I mow I feel a little embarrassed when the other guys in the neighborhood see me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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Guys not doing their share of chores is very unsexy. Guys doing their share of chores does not really make them sexy in and of itself, but rather removes barriers to sexyness for me.</div>
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I don't really think either of us have a certain "share" that we need to contribute or "should" be doing - who says a guy "should" mow the lawn?<br><br>
There will definitely be times one or the other of us ends up with the major share of chores, and that's OK, but, what does it for me, is the fact that he knows which chores I enjoy the least and will offer to do those (or do them without even saying a word) ...... VERY sweet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br>
And by the same token, I try to do for him.<br><br><br><br>
I think it's romantic when either gender goes the extra mile and does something really helpful or 'extra' or especially thoughtful, though sometimes I wonder if it's women who think everyday actions are more romantic?<br><br><br><br>
I don't know, maybe I just don't take ANYTHING for granted any more.<br><br><br><br>
Um the whole lawn thing? Yeah, I'm with IamJen on that one...mmmm..sweaty guy, lemonade, no shirt, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sweatdrop.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sweat:">
 

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Mowing isn't where we're feeling the love. I guess that's why we've got a lawn guy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>TrailMix</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I guess it depends on what the euphemistic definitions of "mow" and "yard" are.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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All I know is there's MANY times we get rather ...uh...distracted and have to get back to the chores later.
 

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If you live together, no. That's like applauding a guy for taking care of his kids. Never quite understood why people applaud someone for doing what they should be doing.<br><br><br><br>
If you don't live together, I think that's very nice of them.<br><br><br><br>
However in my case, I'd be kind of weirded out...unless my boyfriend worked for the landscaping company.</div>
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I've got to disagree with you on this one. My relationship is much stronger when I remember to thank him for the chores he does and when he shows appreciation for the work I do. Positive reinforcement is almost always a good thing.
 
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