Intro to Valentine’s Day 101:
What women really want on Valentine’s Day.
(Ladies, don’t feel bad if you “accidentally” leave this up on the computer.)
This post is a lesson for all the boyfriends, husbands and even for those single guys out there. READ ME. I WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER.
Okay guys, I’m going to level with you here and try to help you out this year. I know Valentine’s Day probably comes with a lot of pressure. Your significant other has ideas and expectations dancing in their minds of all the romantic things you should do on Valentine’s Day. To be honest though, let’s face it, half of the time you have no idea what we want. I mean half of the time you don’t even understand us. We are an absolute enigma to the male mind and trust me fellas we feel the same way about you. The truth is men and women, as they say, might as well be from Mars and Venus because that’s about as much as we have in common. I know none of you intentionally want to make your partner feel unappreciated or taken for granted. I would suggest half of the pressure on Valentine’s is to not see that look of disappointment on her face nor deal possibly with the punishment that comes if she feels you have failed her.
I know how hard people work all year to plan for their futures or even just to get by. We all have our priorities, and everything else in life is usually put aside so that we can focus on what’s most important: work, bills, gas, kids, food, school and the rest of the laundry list of daily obligations. Do we take enough time or make time to stop and appreciate one of most important people in our life? Our side kick, our support system, the one person in this world who you’ve chosen to share yourself with, the person who dusts you off when you fall, and puts up with all the weird and unique quirks and personality traits that make you so “Perfectly Imperfect!” Throughout the year, we can easily forget to show our appreciation to our significant others. Sometimes we get comfortable and sometimes we just have so many other things on our mind, which is okay most of the time.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so don’t you think that your significant other deserves a little something to make them feel appreciated and like the most amazing and beautiful person you have ever laid your eyes on? How about this year you do something that takes a little more thought, something that says “your worth the effort?” Please no more drug store flowers and heart-shaped candy. I promise your partner will definitely not feel appreciated and you may possibly wind up spending your night sleeping on the couch not by choice. Dare to be original gentlemen. She wants to feel special, unique, not like every other girl in the world; she wants to feel like your “ONE AND ONLY”. The worst thing you can do is to ever make your partner feel ordinary. Take a little time to soul search and plan something that has meaning behind it, make an effort to show her she is NOT invisible! Be a gentleman, be a romantic, study romantic movies if need be (watch the Notebook or any other Romance movie for pointers). JUST be sure to use this ONE, SINGLE day out of the year to make up for all the others when you may have accidentally made your partner feel a little “less than.” I promise you if you do, you’ll find yourself with a much happier woman in your life.
The most important thing I need to stress in this post is that you don’t need to spend a ton of money. This is NOT about buying her something expensive. It’s about doing something thoughtful, something that has real meaning behind it. Something that can’t be translated to say anything other than “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!”
If you still have no idea what to do for Valentine’s Day, take a shot at some of these ideas
Cook for her: (Without using the microwave…)
The most romantic part: Not leaving any dirty dishes.
Slow dance with her: (Feel dumb dancing around the living room? A few glasses of wine should do the trick.)
You know her better than I, so I’m sure you’ll do just fine picking a song.
(Here’s some help) For Billboards List of top 50 most Romantic Songs click here
Write her a song: (If you aren’t musically inclined make her a mix tape.)
Movie night is always a fun date: Popcorn, lots of blankets and a few of her favorite movies will do just fine.
Want to make it the best movie night ever? Build a blanket tent. You’re welcome. Need more help? http://www.imdb.com/list/ls050296477/
You can give her a gift card to get a Spray Tan:
It’s a proven fact that everyone feels sexier tan. (And P.S. we know just where you can get said gift card) Bronzatura Airbrush Tanning Studio !!
When all else fails, stand outside of her window with a boom box:
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