The Men’s Real Guide to Valentine’s Day
By: John Haizel
Ok, let’s get this clear. Men Do Not Care About Valentine’s Day. At all. Most don’t even start thinking about it until Feb 1 at the earliest, depending on how long the relationship has been going. We don’t care because, lets be honest, the holiday is, in essence, National Women Appreciation Day.
But how should you show your appreciation to your special lady? If you've already showered her with boxes of Walgreens chocolates, don't beat yourself up, we can always prevent that from happening next year. Lets break down the chronology behind Men’s Valentines Day gift giving.
Less than One Month- Do Nothing( Sorry Ladies)
::Nothing to see here, folks::
If your relationship falls into this timeframe, it’s still in its infancy. Waters are still being tested. Fronts still being put up. See this as a time to make a good impression without spending too much money or coming off as too desperate. Things like a nice dinner, flowers, a place to talk, possibly a stuffed animal of some species will be what to expect. Show you care without going overboard.
The relationship is a thing now. We’ve gotten a feel for likes and dislikes and we can put some thought into the gift. At this point effort is going to be put in. Who’s her favorite musician? Get tickets. Does she have a favorite Netflix show? Cook dinner and binge watch. Her favorite sport? Go to a game and dinner after. This is a key time frame to make a statement. Thoughtfulness will go a long way.
relationship so long coming up with new things can be difficult. So what do you do? Nothing. No really, actually take a full day to do nothing. If you are with someone for such a long time you should know this person inside and out. As hectic as life is, sometimes the best gift is just time spent. Try 24 hours with no TV, phone, kids, or any distractions from the outside world. Reconnect and have real conversations.
People in relationships often lose touch; this can be a day to really catch up , reconnect with consciousness, and connect with your partner on a deeper level. Use it wisely!
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