Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, but it can also be a confusing and stressful day — especially if you’re single or in a new relationship. If you are currently single, you can read our single girl’s guide to valentine’s day right here. If you’re in a new relationship and don’t quite know what you should be doing, then keep reading…
The last thing you want to do is scare off your new boyfriend with lots of romantic gestures and messages of undying love. But that doesn’t mean you can’t show him just how special he is to you. You can start by sending him one of the many ecards for Valentine’s Day that are out there, and you can then plan a memorable and fun Valentine’s Day by following this guide:
Do Something Different
If you’ve only been dating for a few weeks, going out for a candlelit dinner filled with lovey-dovey couples might make you both feel pressured to act a certain way. Instead, do something more toned down. For instance, you could spend the night enjoying a pizza and watching a horror movie or playing classic board games. Or you could go for a romantic walk or visit a museum.
This time together will strengthen your relationship and help you find out more about each other.
Get Him Something That Shows You Care
When you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for him, it’s always best to think about his interests. Ask him about his hobbies and listen carefully to his answers and also, check out his social media activity. This should give you some idea of the music he likes and how he enjoys spending his spare time. You could get him a framed vinyl of his favorite band or artist; a book by his favorite author; or a new video game he’s been coveting.
If you get really stuck, fill a basket with snacks, drinks and sweets that he might like and spend your Valentine’s Day eating all of the goodies. It’s a fun and easy gift, but also very thoughtful.
Avoid Spending Too Much Money
Even if you have an unlimited budget to spend on your guy this Valentine’s Day, it’s probably best that you don’t go over the top. At this early stage in your relationship, you are still getting to know one another and spending lots of money on an extravagant gift may not work out. You might buy him something he doesn’t like or a gift that is too personal for such a young relationship.
You could also make your gift instead! It could be something silly like a kid’s board game you can play together or a customized pair of socks he can wear. You can then laugh about how poorly made and ridiculous they are. These gifts may be inexpensive, but they will be more memorable than anything you buy from a store.
This guide should help you have a fabulous first Valentine’s Day with your brand new boyfriend. Hey, you may even create your own Valentine’s Day traditions that you can continue for years to come.