Four Tips for Avoiding A Valentine’s Day Disaster

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday and if you’re still stressing out over what to do or what to get , we’ve got four tips for how to avoid a complete disaster.

Here are 4 ways to avoid a Valentine’s Day disaster from Match.com:

#1.) Stereotypical gifts like flowers and chocolate are just ok- Sure, not many women hate flowers or chocolate, but it can also look like you put no thought into the gift. Instead, aim for something a little more personal, like tickets to see her favorite band or a Broadway show.

#2.) Don’t ignore it  or over-hype it- Guys, even if your wife or girlfriend says she doesn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day, get her something. Because one in eight women who say they don’t want a Valentine’s gift secretly do.

On the other hand, ladies, keep your expectations in check. That means don’t go into it secretly hoping for a diamond ring.  Be happy with a card and a nice dinner out without the kids.

#3.) Make the right plans for your relationship stage- If you just started dating, it can be tempting to go overboard. But you’re better off making plans based on how long you’ve been together.  If you’ve been together for 3 weeks, a trip to Vegas where you’re sharing a room might be a little extreme.

#4.) Make plans even if you’re single- Valentine’s Day can suck if you’re single. But instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself, do something that makes you feel good.

Get your single friends together for wine and some movies, splurge on a new gift for yourself or renew your New Year’s resolution.

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