The winner of our competition to find the Worlds most romantic man is Graham Walker, and here he is with his lucky wife.
This is his story. It was voted the number one most romantic story received from a man by the girls at MaxCleavage in response to our St Valentines Day Competition!
"Not sure if this qualifies as romantic, funny or just plain stupid but here goes...
Having thought long (at least 5 minutes) and hard about what she would find romantic, I decided to spring a surprise on my then girlfriend by going all out one Valentines. So plan was as follows: run a hot bath with all the trimmings for when she gets in - check; nice meal followed by over-indulgant dessert - check; latest blockbuster chick-flick DVD - check; sparkling wine and chocs - check; flowers in the bedroom - check. All sorted, hot-loving guaranteed!
So putting the plan into action I started to run her hot bath and put in rose petals then found some floating candles and thought why not and put them in too. Then set up a CD player in the bathroom complete with new Valentines CD present. Lit the way by placing small tea lights all the way up the stairs to the bathroom where more candles and steam gave the room a sensual look. Ran back downstairs to begin preparing dinner.
Girlfriend arrives as planned and is impressed with candles up the stairs and she can smell the frangrance eminating from an inviting hot bath...all was going to plan, my luck was in. It lasted about two minutes before her delight turned to despair. Thinking my next trick was to perform a nice back rub, ran upstairs to be greeted by what looked like a volcano had erupted as bits of molten wax bobbed up and down on the surface of the water before clinging to the side of the bath where they refused to budge. Yes, the floating candles were for cold water use only.
In the ensuing panic as I attempted to clear up my mess I forgot about the custard I was making on the pan and hence learnt that the smell of burnt custard will linger for days and render the pan you cooked in almost unusable.
So with having failed with the bath and pudding and managed to stink the house out too, hopes were pinned on the meal, bubbly, DVD and chocs. Turned out she'd already watched the DVD - in fact we already had a copy. Meal was good but the wine was foul. Completely forgot to even give her the chocs and the burnt custard smell had given her a headache.
Despite my disasterous attempt to be romantic she still appreciated the gestures and later married me. Moral of the story is that it's better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all.