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The 23 Most Thoughtfully Romantic Gestures Of 2013

Sometimes you just have to know the person.

1. When this lovely person waited for their boyfriend to go out of town so they could create a special room just for him.

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Costner_Facts / reddit.com
Costner_Facts / reddit.com

2. When this boyfriend got his girlfriend a pile of oysters to shuck...which held 54 pearls.

3. When this master of carpentry proposed in a very special way...

4. When this loving partner crafted their girlfriend this table for her new apartment in Thailand:

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barthalimule / reddit.com

Ron Swanson-level romantic.

5. When this enchanted girlfriend cooked her significant other a MONTH'S worth of food to have while she was gone.

6. Or when this kind girlfriend surprise-stocked her boyfriend's cabinets with food when he was running low on cash.

7. When this clever romantic photoshopped a Pictionary card to pop the question.

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justmli / reddit.com
justmli / reddit.com

He got his girlfriend to draw a proposal while he had to "guess" what she was drawing, setting him up to say "will you marry me?" and catch her completely off guard. Hehe.

8. When this traveler proved her heart was still with her boyfriend when she slipped this into his pocket at the airport:

9. When this now-fiancé proposed via a scavenger hunt he took nine months to plan:

10. When this regular Dr. Seuss wrote, illustrated, and planted a book about his relationship for his girlfriend to find.

11. When this champion boyfriend got Jennifer Lawrence to send a signed birthday card to his girlfriend:

12. When this A+ girlfriend ordered her boyfriend this custom-made pizza:

13. When this boyfriend simply decided to stand by his girlfriend as she fights cancer:

14. When this insanely talented painter made this portrait of their neuroscientist boyfriend as a Christmas gift:

15. And when this artistic boyfriend got his girlfriend a present despite financial struggles, even if it meant painting it himself:

16. When this delightful human knitted this Cosby sweater for one very lucky boyfriend:

17. When this crafty boyfriend had his girlfriend unknowingly carry around her engagement ring in their camera.

18. When a devoted boyfriend built this mailbox for his Snoopy-loving girlfriend:

19. When this clever cake was baked for one software-engineering boyfriend:

20. When this truly gifted girlfriend transformed her boyfriend's band into the Planet of the Apes:

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emilyvantassel / reddit.com

21. When this cartoon lover drew himself and his girlfriend in various popular styles:

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charles1er / reddit.com
charles1er / reddit.com

22. Or when this boyfriend got a little help and asked the big question using 18 drawings he commissioned from all different artists:

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SirTechnocracy / reddit.com
SirTechnocracy / reddit.com

(From left to right): Art by Sumi, Amy Liu, and Denoro.

23. And when one girlfriend was given exactly what she (jokingly) asked for:

(All photos from Reddit Pics.)