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Ten Valentines Day Do’s And Don’ts
Photo by Dylan Brotherton
February 7, 2018
For a holiday that has been around since 496 AD, one might think Valentine’s Day has been mastered to a science. Yet every year someone seems to mess up what has been celebrated for generations before them. This day of love is difficult to navigate for newcomers wanting to experience it themselves. Follow this guide to guarantee your day of love is filled with flowers, chocolates, but more importantly an experience.
- Don’t Forget
Between every aisle of the grocery store being lined with chocolate and flowers to every other commercial on television showing engagement rings, it would be nearly impossible to forget one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. Set reminders and plan the day ahead of time to ensure this special day does not go down the drain.
- Don’t have unrealistic expectations
Whether it is your first Valentine’s Day with your partner or your fifth, it is important to remember a date on the calendar does not change your overall goal in the relationship. If something does not go as you hoped it would, it is not the end of the world.
- Don’t buy a generic card
If you have not heard the saying “it’s the thought that counts,” you probably live under a rock. While it is true, the thought does mean a lot, a handwritten note beats a card from the store any day.
- Don’t get hung up on a date
Even though Valentine’s Day is portrayed to be spent with a date at a fancy restaurant with roses and candles, there is nothing wrong with spending it with close friends. This day is all about love and showing appreciation to those who mean the most, so stay in with the girls and do not stress about finding a date.
- Do find a creative way to say “I Love You”
If it is at that point in the relationship, finding a way to say “I love you” can be a difficult task. Finding a gift that says it is even trickier. Getting creative and doing things outside the box is the way to win anyone over
- Do dress for the occasion
Sure, it is just one day of the year and it may not mean anything special but if a night out is in the cards, dress your best. Leggings and sweatpants may not be the way to go on this special night.
- Do buy flowers
As many times as she tells you not to, buy the best dozen of roses you can find. Old school is sometimes the best way to go when it comes to cliché holidays.
- Do agree on plans
First things first, come up with a plan. Both sides of the couple should agree on how serious Valentine’s Day should be taken and plan out the day from there. Compromise on the place to eat or the chick flick to watch.