Bringing flowers. Again, it doesn’t matter who is bringing the flowers to whom, it’s the more the fact that it just isn’t a romantic gesture that happens much anymore. On Valentine’s Day? Yes. Anniversary? Maybe. But on a regular date? Not anymore.
The reason why your relationships new and old are failing is because your expectations are unrealistic and instead of growing with a potential partner you instead nix them before they even have a chance to reach their full potential.