Today is February 14th, otherwise known as the day that strikes fear into the hearts of 3 out of 4 men in the Western Hemisphere.
Sure, there are some men who don’t freak over Valentine’s Day. We call them “independently wealthy.” That’s because they can take the time (or send out a flunky) to pick up roses, make reservations at those tony bistros in the city, or fly their G6 to some remote getaway island. The rest of us have to think about what to blow our budget on: Chocolate? Lingerie? Roses? Dinner? Jewelry? Spa Visits?
Let me help you with that. I’m going to suggest that you keep it simple. Just a nice card, and perhaps cook a nice dinner.
Yup, that’s all.
Oh, wait, yes, there’s more.
Remember that Valentine’s Day is just a day. If you have a special partner, do not ignore her for 360 days, and only splurge on some overpriced trinkets on V-Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays, and some holiday or other. You might think that spending a few hundred bucks on a truckload of roses in the middle of February is cool, but listen up guys: If you only do this for “special days” that’s only showing your love about 1% of the time.
Instead, let me suggest that you make a point to do something special every day. Not something big. Not something flashy. Not something to impress her girlfriends. Just something nice that she will appreciate, so at the end of the year when she’s looking at the scoreboard, all of those little things will have added up to something much more solid than an over-priced dinner.
And for those of you who appreciate a little candy and some curves, here’s a little curvy eye candy for you.