Before you grab that stuffed animal or convenience store trinket, take these six things into consideration.

Cosmo has the six things guys think are romantic but really aren't.

  1. Cheesy gifts.  Like heart-shaped jewelry and stuffed teddy bears.
  2. Fighting over a woman.  For whatever reason, men think it's romantic to get in a fight with another guy over women, even if it means getting arrested.  But really, there is nothing romantic or sexy about jail time.
  3. Public proposals. These can be romantic, but it has a better chance of going wrong than if you just made it a private thing between the two of you.
  4. Buying anything that requires a commitment.  You had better think long and hard before you buy her a puppy, a car, or anything that requires ongoing care, maintenance or payments.
  5. Scaring your girl.  There's nothing sexy about sneaking up behind someone and scaring them while they're making dinner.  That's how people get stabbed.
  6. Tickle fights.  It's all fun and games until someone pees their pants.

Take those into consideration guys and things will go a lot smoother.