Valentine’s Day Ideas: What you shouldn’t do
Alright, so you’ve probably heard about how Valentine’s Day is coming up. You might have even read some gift ideas or poems or some other romantic ideas. But they don’t really say the things that you *shouldn’t* do.
Here’s are some tips:
- Don’t have a first date on Valentine’s Day unless you’ve been friends for a long time. Any new date will be awkward for the both of you. If you don’t know each other extremely well, it will be about 1000x more awkward when she asks where her Valentine’s Day gift is and how hopes for something special. The problem? You are in a no win situation. If you do something special, she/he will expect the same thing all the time. If you don’t do something special, she/he will wonder WTF you didn’t since it is Valentine’s Day.
- Don’t be typical. Buying flowers and chocolate for your Valentine is fine, but don’t *only* do that. There’s much more to the holiday than simply spending a few bucks.
- Don’t buy cheap flowers unless you are extremely low on cash and your significant other knows about your problem. If you buy cheap flowers and have money, she’ll simply think you forgot and picked up whatever was left. Don’t do that. She’ll be mad and you’ll be gone.
- Don’t buy chocolate at random. Find out what she loves; don’t just buy some random candy. Does she like milk chocolate? Does she like dark chocolate? Hersheys? Ritter Sport? Find out!
- Don’t be gloomy. The day comes once a year. I’m tired of people whining about the holiday every year. You know the ones, “Wahhhh, it’s a commercial holiday! We should show our love everyday! Wahhhh!” Yeah, well of course you should. No one is forcing you to celebrate it. But you know what? Valentine’s Day isn’t the *only* day you should show love. However, it is a day where you do something special for your loved one. Also, don’t whine to everyone about it. You’ll only look like a loser.
- Don’t celebrate on the 13th and don’t celebrate on the 15th. Celebrate *on* the 14th. I don’t care if you have meetings which run late or your kitten died. If you are going to celebrate, celebrate it *on* the day. It is expected, so do it.
In short, use common sense. Don’t whine. Don’t celebrate it on the wrong day. Don’t randomly buy crap and hope your loved one likes it.