Lance Bass Is a 'Hopeless Romantic'
06/24/2011 AT 08:00 AM EDT
A while back, Lance Bass told PEOPLE that he surprised his guy, Lorenzo Martone, with a plane ticket to the island paradise in the Mediterranean.
Fast-forward to summer 2011, and Bass's swoon-worthy antics are in full force, making him the best boyfriend this side of the equator.
"I'm a hopeless romantic," Bass, 32, told PEOPLE at the recent Special Exhibition & Party in New York for acclaimed photographer Javier Gomez. "I just like the little things; I love [leaving] little notes."
What's more, this is a guy who'll make you breakfast in bed and dinner. (His idea of a good time: "Go to Columbus Circle, go to Whole Foods, grab some really cool food, and go to Sheep Meadow in Central Park and have a nice picnic.")
"I love cooking. It's one of my favorite things to do," Bass gushes. "To share my parents' recipes that I grew up with is just something very special to me."
Something else that's very special to the star, whose show Famous Yard Sale will air later this year, is having kids.
Bass told PEOPLE that although he always imagined having kids by the age of 30, he still wants to have three – when the time is right.