You've got this.
Every once in a while, when I start dating someone new, I get this overwhelming urge to cook for them.
For me, cooking isn't a stressful ordeal.
I'm a self-taught cook, but a good one, and if want to wow a man with romantic food ideas, I can do it and then some.
But I know that not everyone was born to cook.
I once had a roommate who somehow managed to explode a pan just by boiling water.
But that didn't keep her from wanting to cook romantic meals when she met someone she liked.
And I always want to be helpful.
So if you are aching to cook for your sweetie, but cooking isn't your forte, here are some romantic food ideas that are PERFECT for you.
There are very few meat-eating men who won't swoon over the idea of a woman preparing them a steak.
And spoiler alert: cooking a steak is very easy.
Get a pan as hot as you can, salt and pepper your steak, drop it on there, let it cook until juice pools on the top, flip it over, and presto!
A meal fit for your sexy king.
If you really want to challenge yourself, coat a potato in olive oil and salt and let it cook in your over on 450 for an hour.
That will really blow his mind and make you feel like Julia Child ... only even sexier.
2. French toast
Having breakfast for dinner is cute and romantic and gives you an excuse to eat in bed together.
You know that loaf of stale bread you bought last week?
Well, dip slices of it in a bowl of milk combined with an egg and then cook it on your stovetop until it isn't wet anymore.
We all know there is nothing more delicious than eggy bread, and nothing is sexier than being French, so there you go.
Fondue is the ideal romantic meal to serve if you can't cook.
You just (slowly!) melt a shit ton of cheese and stir it up with white wine.
Then you pass out sharp sticks and bits of bread or some grapes and go to town!
He'll think you're so unique and awesome and sweet, and you'll be getting rid of that month old cheddar that's been hanging out in your fridge.
It's a win-win.
Okay, okay, so wine isn't technically a food, but let's be real, it's delicious. And it is the nectar of love.
Plus it's made from grapes and grapes are fruit and fruit is good for you, right?
In my humble opinion, it's better than fruit.
Think about it, when was the last time you ate too many apples and decided to leave the house for a romantic date sans panties?
That's what I thought.
Being romantic with your cooking means nourishing the body and the soul.
Nothing else does that quite like chocolate, especially if you're serving dark chocolate bonbons.
We all know that dark chocolate is an aphrodisiac.
Who needs to waste calories on stuff like "whole meals" when you can hand feed each other decadent chocolate morsels?
6. Fruit on sticks
Does the idea of melting cheese intimidate you?
Then use your sticks to jab from fruit and feed it to him.
Fact: hand-feeding men fruits makes them feel like little Roman emperors.
And you know nobody knew romance better than the ancient Romans.
7. Whipped cream
Cover your body strategically with whipped cream and invite him to feast as his leisure.
Who needs a full meal when there are whipped cream covered breasts, I ask you?
Nobody, that's who.