A menu of his favourites would be more romantic to him than anything out of a book of love.
It's a good idea to know how he perceives love.
In The Five Love Languages, the author says that some people feel love through physical affection, and for them a bath and a massage would mean a lot. Some people feel love through the expression of language, and a poem, song or even just being told they are loved is more moving than all the gifts on the earth. Some want to know they're in your thoughts... so a no-cost momento that you picked up because it reminded you of them would mean more than a 5-course dinner. Some consider love to be about service to others, and that you give time and effort and do things -- for them, cooking dinner is a perfect idea.
The best hint about how he perceives love is 'what does he do for you or at you to say he loves you?' Most people speak the way they want to hear it...
at 1:05 PM on Jun. 2, 2009