In honor of St. Cupid, I am “paying it forward” to educate men about romance and how it can make their lives (and ours) much happier. ” If your woman is happy…” and so on.
The very first item we need to cover is Valentine’s Day. It is this week!!
NEVER ignore this day, or pretend you forgot, to save you from making an effort to be romantic. Gentlemen, you screw yourselves by doing this. (Pun intended) This is the one day of the year, she needs to feel special. Desired, adored and spoiled by you. If she tells you “Oh, Valentine’s Day is no biggie. I don’t care about flowers and chocolates…”. Do not sigh relief and be glad to get out of it.
SHE IS LYING.
Don’t panic! Remember, you once convinced her to go out with you. Be that guy. Flirt with her. I don’t care if you’ve been married for 25-years, she will flirt back.
The Valentine’s Day gift must be something wrapped, for her to open. Taking her to dinner is romantic, but NOT a gift. If you can’t afford to buy her nice jewelry – don’t worry. My favorite gifts have been a picture of Micky & Minnie Mouse flirting (perfect for a new courtship), and the cutest cement bunny that mysteriously appeared in my garden. BTW, I married that guy…
It doesn’t matter what*** the gift is. It just needs to represent your feelings for her. Maybe it represents a private joke that only you two share. The point is you are expressing your love for her. That’s all she wants. Really.
Now that isn’t so bad, is it?
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*** Gifts to NEVER buy a woman (for any occasion):
- Kitchen Utensils (i.e. spatulas, colanders)
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Voo-Doo Doll
- A Cookbook (unless cooking together is your “thing”)
- Electronic Gadget that you want
- Porn (Dude! Totally not cool as a gift)
Ladies – please send me any suggestions or ideas that need to be passed along to your man. Together we can make a difference 🙂