Men – Enrich Your Valentine’s Day with these 5 Tips
By John Thurman
Keeping things light, fun, and romantic can strengthen your relationship. in today’s article, Men – Enrich Your Valentine’s Day with these 5 Tips, I will give you some tips that will endear you to your spouse, partner of special person.
February is here, and we all know Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
Men, let me save you some stress. Please get your shopping done before Feb. 14. If you wait too long, the roses will be wilted, the selection of cards picked over, and the chocolates starting to get that weird white film. It seems simple enough, but how often do we men suffer from procrastination, a condition related to waiting until the last minute to shop for wife or girlfriend? Good news: There is a cure—buy early!
I got a chuckle out of this story:
Nuts About Love
“Driving through Southern California, I stopped at a roadside stand that sold fruit, vegetables, and crafts. As I went to pay, I noticed the young woman behind the counter was painting a sign. ‘Why the new sign?’ I asked. ‘My boyfriend didn’t approve of the old one,’ she said. When I glanced at what hung above the counter, I understood. It declared: Local Honey Dates Nuts.”
Contributed by Theodore Bologna
So here they are: Men – Enrich Your Valentine’s Day with these 5 Tips
1. If you buy chocolate, make sure you don’t get it at the grocery store or the pharmacy. Buying high-quality chocolate shows her how special she really is. Make it a point to know if she likes milk chocolate, dark chocolate, soft centers, assorted nuts, or plain—or if chocolate gives her hives and you’re better off getting her Skittles or sushi or Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
2. Don’t wait until Valentine’s Day to pick up flowers at a florist shop or grocery store. If you can, spend a few extra dollars to deliver them to her work site or home. I spent part of my young life helping my mom out at her florist shop. It was always interesting to see stressed-out men coming into the shop on the 13th or 14th of February, hoping Mom could work a miracle. She usually did. But there’s no guarantee, and you do not want to get on your florist’s bad side. Get your order in today.
3. When looking for a card, try to avoid the “I know I don’t say it enough, but I really do love you” card. I promise she will not be impressed. Instead, make your Valentine’s Day card purchase based on words she would like to hear. For an additional bonus, write a shorthand-written note of love and appreciation for who she is.
4. Help your kids select a card or gift for their mom.
5. You do have permission to get your wife some cute, flattering pajamas. Just don’t buy anything that isn’t her. If you decide to get something on the naughtier side, make sure she has pre-approved it or that it’s the kind of thing she already owns or has expressed interest in. Remember, the gift is for her.
In closing: Being thoughtful on Feb. 14 does not let you off the hook for the rest of the year. Your wife and/or girlfriend desires to feel valued, cherished, and secure 365 days a year.
Happy Valentine’s Day!