, you thought, imagining the two of you exploring the hot and steamy worlds of the deep-fried sage magic or simply an amped-up pasta dish with chicken. Let's be honest, Valentine's Day is awkward for almost everybody.
You're not close enough to plan a trip to Aruba together, nor are you close enough to give him an electric tweezer to take care of his stray hairs. Nothing says, "I'm still getting to know you," like making an extended offer to combine liquors, and nothing says, "we aren't quite at the sweatpants and wine phase in our relationship yet," like making an effort to learn how to make fancy-schmancy cocktails together. At a play, you can connect over how much you appreciate the arts — a little bit of post-show dramatic criticism is basically mental foreplay. There's a reason tha hardcover books make great gifts, and no, that reason is not "they look soooo good on my built-in bookshelf." They can provide you with amazing, smart, interesting, provocative conversation. Bottom line: Reading is sexy, and always will be.12. OK, maybe nobody says that, but a quirky mug that can give a coffee drinker a chuckle in the morning is a pretty good (and not crazy-expensive) gift.
But just because you aren't comfortable manscaping him (…yet), doesn't mean you have to get him something lame for Valentine's Day. It's also a subtle way to clear out his souvenir shot glass cabinet for some whiskey and bitters. And if you like sports, nothing brings two people closer together quite like cheering in the bleachers in the freezing cold while chugging down overpriced beer.3. OK, so maybe elaborate mixology isn't his — or more importantly, — thing. Give him your favorite book, or one that you could read together and then talk about it. Look for a mug that's specific to the person you're dating — i.e.: a mug that says, "I'm The Top Bitch In Cat Town," may not bode well for a dude. He told you when you first started messaging online that he music, but you noticed that he's still using the crappy headphones that came with his phone.
If he's not your boyfriend, he doesn't HAVE to give you anything — not even a daisy he picked on the side of the road.
(But if he does, be thankful.)Also, don't expect him to ask you the girlfriend question just because it's V-Day. Word Press If the guy won't commit to a plan or you're worried he might back out at the last minute (a potential red flag — if he's overly wary of spending V-Day with you, he probably has some misgivings about ever making you his girlfriend), then you should buck up and form a plan of your own.
Intentionally avoiding making plans on Valentine's Day.
Seriously, do not bring up Valentine's Day if your budding relationship falls within this timeframe. 14, that doesn't particularly indicate anything good or bad, just that he doesn't want to deal with the pressure this early on, and is afraid that you are expecting THIS: Which is a fear that I totally understand, objectively.Brooklyn Brew Shop makes kits in a variety of flavors that make DIY brewing easy to do, and you two can get your brew on together. Trying to figure out how to get a tiny game piece out of your butt can definitely bring two people closer together, but you might want to wait til you've known each other a little bit longer for that.6. He'll love when he writes his ideas in that sweet Moleskine pad or unique leather notebook — and it's way, way classier. (Or maybe yours can, in which case, props to your grandma.) Texting glove are super functional and super stylish. Like, a hardcore, take-no-prisoners, I-forgot-to-eat-because-I-was-gaming gamer? If you're a gamer too, you can join in, and if you're not, he'll appreciate that you're supportive of his hobby. Instead, get a gift card that approximately amounts to seeing a set number of movies together. Post your free-flowing homemade brew on Instagram, and then drink up, you Craft Beer Queen! You can start off with a basic cookbook if you're a newbie to the kitchen, but if you're more experienced, go bold and try something new and adventurous. Plus, the "I couldn't text you because I was wearing gloves" excuse is out the window.8. And when he's gaming, it's a great excuse for you to catch up on 9. So, maybe you're kinda-sorta seeing a guy, but you haven't quite DTR-ed (our shorthand for "defined the relationship") yet.Sorry to bear bad news, but things may go from casual to complicated as Valentine's Day approaches — especially if you and your guy have different expectations for how you'd like to spend the holiday.(Subjectively, of course, I want him to knock on my door holding a chocolate bar that says "I Won't Bail Like Your Dad Did" on it, but I don't make the rules.)5 to 10 dates: This one is less cut-and-dry.