So I asked my friends for questions about Valentine’s Day, and I thought these questions were really relatable, so I decided to share my advice to them.Of course, they’re anonymous!
I just want to preface this by saying that I’m not an expert, and this is just my own personal opinion.
Q: Should I get a gift on a first date?
A: I think if it is a first date, then flowers,chocolates, or a teddy bear is fine. However, if you’ve known the person for a long time, then a little thought should be put into the gift. Thoughtful gifts can be risky sometimes but if done right, they can be very special.
Q: I’m single on Valentine’s Day. What should I do that night?
A: Honestly, I wouldn’t do anything out of the ordinary unless you want to spend the night with your friends watching movies and eating chocolates. Also, remember the other loves in your life including you parents, best friends and siblings!
Q: My relationship is on the brink of sinking. How should we handle the entire day? Should we break up before? Should we celebrate?
A: This was definitely the hardest question of the bunch! Valentine’s Day can heighten your feelings and make you feel the pressure. If you’ve been in a relationship for years, then I suggest hitting pause for the day and agreeing to spend the day together. Obviously that’s easier said than done! If you’ve been dating for a few months or so, then I think it’s up to a person’s comfort level. Still regardless of the length of the relationship, it is important to communicate. If you’re feeling so uncomfortable, that you can’t even talk to your significant other about a single day, then maybe there is a major problem with the relationship.
Q: How should you approach a guy/girl if you’re interested in them?
A: If by “approaching”, you mean talking to this person for the first time, then this is clearly based on physical attraction alone. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I do think you should get to know someone before committing a date with them. Also, lower your expectations. Chances are if you think they’re physically attractive, then your expectations on their personality might be too high! So I think the easiest way to approach someone is to ask them a question. It could be about anything. If he or she seems more interested or eye contact lingers, then introduce yourself.
Q: First date ideas?
A: I always think dinner and a movie is sweet and simple, but if you can find something creative like laser tag then go for it! Don’t just go for a movie though! It’s two hours of silence, so it’ll be awkward, and you won’t get to know them. I think concerts are great too because you can focus on the music and still have a conversation.
Again, this was just my own opinion and thanks to my friends for sending questions in! If you want advice, leave a comment or email me! Hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine’s Day! Happy Friday!