Hey guys, Valentine’s Day is coming up on February 14th. We thought it was worth mentioning as Google has noticed a spike in men searching for “When is Valentine’s Day” ahead of the holiday. And as holidays go, this one devoted to romance seems to trip guys up more than any others.
But forgetting the day is just one of a few common mistakes men tend to make on Valentine’s Day including:
- Getting words of wisdom from the drugstore - Sure, Hallmark puts out some heartfelt cards for Valentine’s Day, but those are their words and women want to feel special, so the message needs to be a little more personal than one designed for millions of women. The thought really does count here and most women would be happy with nothing more than a personal love letter on February 14th.
- Letting a bear do your bidding - Getting a stuffed bear holding a heart with a pun like “I yearn fur you” may be great when you’re in junior high school, but when you’re a grown-up? Not so much. Most women would rather get something they like or need, like a book they want or having their car detailed, instead of generic gifts.
- Sharing your love from your phone - Research shows one in five guys will text their loving message on Valentine’s Day and one in 10 will send it in an email. While that’s quick and easy, that electronic gesture of affection could easily disappoint a lot of ladies.
- Expecting her to make the plans - A survey from Women’s Health finds that 64% of guys don’t make Valentine’s Day plans in advance and that can be a problem for the 30% of women who expect their man to map out the whole evening. Guys don’t have to spend a fortune or make elaborate plans, just do something that shows you put thought into the night and we’re happy.
Source: Your Tango
- When all else fails, make a mix CD or playlist with all “your” songs. It’s personal and will be appreciated more than anything you buy at CVS last minute.
- Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just that day. I make plans for post valentines to celebrate the whole month.
- I have given candy and flowers before... but by todays standards that does not meet the bill.