Romantic bedtime stories are a perfect way to build a bond with your girlfriend.
There is nothing more beautiful for a woman than to listen to her husband’s voice lulling her to sleep.
And can you imagine that this voice tells the most amazing and romantic bedtime story you have ever heard?
This is especially true if you are in a long-distance relationship or are currently separated for some reason.
If you can’t tuck her in or kiss her good night, tell her a romantic story. Believe me, it makes all the difference.
All little girls believed in fairy tales at some point in their lives. Some even all through high school!
Fairy tales that illustrate the beauty of true love and give you hope that your Prince Charming is out there somewhere.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, give Nicholas Sparks or the Brothers Grimm a chance and see what this is all about.
I’m sure there’s a bestseller by them that you’ll find entertaining and suitable for the girl you want to enchant!
Find the perfect bedtime story for your girlfriend
Short stories (especially short bedtime stories) are exactly what every girl needs after a long and exhausting day.
Cuddle up to her husband and listen to him tell her a good story (and there are tons of American classics to choose from).
If you have a best friend you want to win over, try a nice romantic bedtime story that will wake up the little girl inside you and make her see you with different eyes. And the next day you might even get a call for a second round!
You can start with the stories of Cinderella and Snow White and see how she likes it.
If she likes it (and she will), broaden your horizons and delve into Nicholas Sparks’ repertoire before you take your chance with the Brothers Grimm.
Good night stories for girlfriends are definitely not easy to find, so take your time.
You may not be able to do it right away, so keep looking for what she will really appreciate.
When you are ready, I have 5 short stories for you to try out on your girlfriend to see what happens! Try them out and try to enjoy them as much as she will (certainly) enjoy them!
The 5 best bedtime stories for your girlfriend
1. Fairytale romance after all these years
Life had changed for me. I never noticed it. The moonlight walk turned into nocturnal strategy workshops.
The candlelit dinners became business meetings. Sweet and short phone calls from her turned into hours of conference calls.
Gifts were no longer a priority – everything we invest should pay off noticeably.
Even spending $5 on a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day seemed pointless – you would lose at least half an hour to find a parking space downtown.
All in all, there was no break from the hectic office routine and future planning.
Whenever she tried to express her feelings in a very mild attempt, I had the predefined answer: “They’re all just for us, darling”, and she was quiet for about another month.
Recently I had to go on a business trip to Holland for a week. I was working on an important assignment.
I didn’t even have five minutes to talk to my parents, who had traveled more than fifteen hundred miles just to meet us. I called them to tell them I had to leave that evening.
This was not new to them. It happened many times, and each time in the evening I found them standing at the door, smiling, with my suitcase packed with all the necessary things.
I checked into the Crown Inn in Eindhoven. It was three o’clock. I wanted to rehearse my presentation before I met with the management.
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I was sure she would have kept the file. In the past, she never missed what I needed, never.
But I couldn’t control my anger. I opened my leather-clad Samsonite and the file wasn’t there!!
I took out my clothes, or rather threw them one by one on the lush floor of the Crown Inn.
“Here it is! Puhwwwwwww… what a relief!” I sighed. I knew that she did not lack even my meticulous taste and my never-ending petty demands.
2. Love against all odds
When a young student of a Catholic church asked her teacher why she had decided to become a religious sister, her teacher told her a heartwarming love story.
Many years ago, when she was of a similar age, the teacher (let’s call her Ms. Patterson) fell in love with a young man from a wealthy family.
The two began to see each other and quickly developed a deep connection.
Unfortunately, the young man’s family did not agree with this relationship at all.
They even threatened to have their son enrolled at a distant university abroad. Since Mrs. Patterson came from a poor background, she could not possibly have afforded to go with him at that time.
This meant that if they wanted to continue the relationship, they would be separated from each other, whether they wanted to or not.
But both had fallen so much in love with each other that an end to the relationship – no matter how – was out of the question. So they decided to run away.
In great secrecy they planned their escape and put these plans into action until the young man’s family finally found out about it. But instead of returning home quickly after the escape, they never returned.
They joined the Church, took holy orders, and began traveling the world for various humanitarian missions.
They traveled for 40 years and even married just before the man’s life ended.
3. The portrait of love and devotion
It was the year 1975 when Charlotte von Sledvin, a 19-year-old student of a Swedish royal family, travelled to India to have a portrait made by a talented artist.
The artist was born into a poor Indian family of the lowest caste, also known as the “Untouchables”. Despite the incredibly difficult circumstances, the artist, called Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia, had gained an excellent reputation as a talented painter.
His reputation prompted Charlotte to travel all the way to India to have her portrait painted.
By the time the portrait was finished, the two had fallen in love.
Pradyumna was fascinated by Charlotte’s beauty. Never before had he seen a more beautiful woman from the Western world.
He did his best to capture all her beauty in the portrait, but he never quite succeeded.
Nevertheless, the portrait was great, and Charlotte fell for its simplicity and beautiful character.
Because of him, she spontaneously decided to stay longer in India. A few days turned into weeks, and then even months.
They had fallen in love so much that they decided to marry according to traditional Indian rituals.
Unfortunately the time came when Charlotte had to leave again to finish her studies in London.
Thousands of miles separated them, but their feelings for each other never changed.
They kept in touch through letters exchanged almost weekly.
Of course, the newlyweds had to struggle terribly with the great distance between them.
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Charlotte offered her husband to buy plane tickets, which he declined.
He had not only decided to finish his studies first, but also to find the love of his life again on his own.
He even made her a promise that he would do anything to see her again.
After Pradyumna had finished his studies, he took all his possessions and sold them.
Unfortunately, the money he earned was nowhere near enough for a plane ticket.
All he could afford was a cheap and used bicycle. Many would have been very disappointed, some would even have given up. But not Pradyumna.
Instead of allowing the difficult circumstances to prevent him from seeing his beloved wife again, he decided to use what he had to see her again.
Nothing could stop him from reuniting with her, even if it meant a strenuous bicycle ride halfway around the world.
His decision was the beginning of a bicycle journey from India to the Western world.
Pradyumna took all his paintings and brushes with him to support his project financially.
His journey took him through eight countries and lasted more than four months.
But finally, he arrived in Charlotte’s home town in Sweden and finally saw her again. From then on, the two did not drift apart for too long.
4. The secret of happiness
Emma had kept her secret for so long and let it grow in her heart. But the secret was so big that she knew she couldn’t keep it to herself much longer.
She wanted to show people how beautiful it was, like heaven on earth, but she was not sure how.
First she noticed the secret that was trying to come out when she started to smile at everyone and they smiled back.
Oh, that felt good. So she did it a little more. Then she saw her secret come out when she talked to people in the grocery store, in the schoolyard, or in the neighborhood.
She said simple things to them like “Nice weather” or “What a cute baby” or “Where did you get those cool shoes? And they answered with a simple, “Yes, that’s it,” or “Thanks,” or “At Penney’s.”
They’re also very comfortable.” She found that kindness to others made her kind to her.
Next, she tried to tell some of her best jokes to someone she thought could use a good laugh. Then she was allowed to laugh with them.
And she made and sent cards to people she thought would appreciate some mail. These were things that she appreciated even from others.
Then she used her imagination to pretend she was a bird that fluttered down the sidewalk on tiptoe, singing happy songs.
She liked the way the breeze blew along her body. Next she tried to be a puppy and explored the walk in the city park, looking under bushes and growling at squirrels.
She wrote silly stories in her notebook and painted watercolour pictures on a blackboard to make herself smile.
Then she would rip them out neatly and give them to her friends. Her secret was to get out. She shared her happiness with others.
At first, she was a little scared that she might run out of good feelings for herself, but what she soon discovered was that they were quickly replenished as others shared her happiness.
5. The mantle of love and light
Dae was the sun and Knight was a curious man. Knight noticed that Dae shone as brilliantly as diamonds set ablaze in the sky.
He admired her warm glow and worshipped her from the earth. She was so bright that it hurt his eyes to look directly at her.
Dae also loved Knight. She noticed how hard he tried to admire her and wished he could be close to her.
He could never look at her or reach for her without much pain! She was so smart!
It made Dae sad to know that her shine was painful for her knight. And yet she was the sun; she provided the earth with warmth and light.
It was in her nature to shine, and there was no other way for her to be less sun. Her love was tragic and yet true.
They both wished the same thing, namely to be able to hold each other and love together for all eternity, but they could not, for it caused them great discomfort.
Ritter was very wise. He decided to use his devotion to Dae to create an armor that would protect him from her mighty fire.
He thought: “So that I can reach Dae safely without being burnt to ashes or blinded by her wonderful touch. Surely this material would stand up to her powerful being and they could finally be together.
Dae watched as the knights worked diligently on their armor. Finally he came to Dae after his beautiful, shining armor had been made.
Eagerly, she reached out her hand to him, but she melted his armor in just a moment! “Oh no!” she exclaimed.
She didn’t mean to! The knight was amazed and disappointed that his armour could be destroyed so easily, but he worshipped her anyway.
Dae, however, was also dismayed that her touch had caused him so much grief. Their love was tragic and yet true.
Both wished for the same thing, namely to hold and love each other for all time, but they could not be together as this caused discomfort to both.
The knight did not care. He used his big heart to carve a cape out of his love for Dae.
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It was the strongest material ever produced! Surely this time the cape would withstand her powerful touch and they could finally be together.
Knight then covered himself with the cape and went to Dae once more.
He was a man in love, determined to keep Dae close to him. When she saw him in the cloak, joy overcame her and shone brighter than ever.
This made Knight nervous. The cloak was very delicate. He was unsure if he would be destroyed by her intense rays.
He reached out for her anyway. Then something magic happened! They were finally able to hold each other!
Ritter gave her happiness, and she wished to give him back this joy. The cloak allowed them to be close to him! She asked him if he wanted to become the moon. He accepted joyfully!
For a while they stayed close together, although his light was pale compared to her wonderful light.
When he became the moon, the beings of the earth were in awe of him. Knight was very kind, and he loved Dae very much, so he would never ask her to shine less than he did. Instead, he asked her to try on his cloak.
Dae was delighted that he would offer her his beautiful cape to wrap her celestial body, and so she agreed.
When Dae put on the cape, something amazing happened! The space around her was immediately shrouded in darkness.
None of them expected this! But the beings of Earth fell in love with Knight! And they began to sing and praise him as they had praised Dae.
When Dae saw this, she loved Knight even more, if it were possible! So they stayed for some time. But without the warmth and light of Dae, the earth became sick.
She drew Knight’s attention to this and he became sad because he knew that his pale light was not enough compared to the gift that her radiance gave the Earth.
Knight was very intelligent. He knew that without Earth, he would receive no praise from the beings who lived there. He felt pity for them, for he himself had once been a mortal man.
So Knight and Dae- made a promise to each other. Dae would wear the knight’s cloak for a short time so that both could shine in their own way for those they loved most.
Dae and Knight love each other so much that they alternately wear the Knight’s Cloak, which consists of his pure love for her.
Dae always shines and Knight is always near her, proving his devotion and love.
Exactly as they had wanted it all along. They didn’t suffer anymore. Their love is true, but no longer tragic.