"The Skirt" is an ongoing series in which Four Pins' resident lady friend, Rachel Seville, becomes the most important woman in your life.

Any woman who tells you she doesn’t want to be romanced is your little brother in disguise. You don’t have to sweep a gal off her feet on the daily, but you should be prepared to pepper your relationship—serious or otherwise—with moments that remind her why she started hanging out with you in the first place (besides the fact that you guys look super hot standing next to each other).

The thing is, you don’t want to get all, like, syrupy about it. A woman likes her man to be a man, not a poet. Above, I went through the trouble of outlining seven cool gestures that will cast just the right spell over your special lady. Prepare to be adored.

Rachel Seville is a writer living in Brooklyn who believes in miracles. Read her blog, Pizza Rulez, here and follow her on Twitter here.