Romance is achieved through all the small, thoughtful things we do. For example, if I am having car trouble, I would like the man I am dating to come with me to the garage and speak with the guy who is on the other side of the counter. I haven't the faintest idea what goes on underneath the hood of my car, and if it's going to cost $700 to fix, I want to know I'm not getting ripped off. Having a guy there that I've only dated a few times take the time to 'hold my hand' so to speak, will make me feel much more romantic toward him. That may seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised at how many men pass on this opportunity to help.
Another nice thing to do is bring him or her some breakfast to work. It takes time to go to a good coffee shop and then go to another specialty store where they make great breakfast croissants or chocolate pastries. Taking the time and trouble to do little things like that is extremely romantic. Thoughtful gestures make the receiver feel loved and consequently, more loving! By the way, the gestures do not have to be big expensive gifts. Rather, they are generally more meaningful when they are small, thoughtful, and personalized.