6 Valentine’s Day Mistakes to Avoid
See what common blunders made this list of don’ts.
Valentine’s Day might be the most over hyped holiday of the year. That’s because everyone with a mate—or at the very least, a date—is expected to spend a lot of money celebrating romance. As much as people complain about how commercialized Valentine’s Day is, most couples give in to the pressure to celebrate. If you’re among them, use this list to avoid common Valentine’s Day blunders.
Waiting Too Late to RSVP: Don’t wait until the 11th hour to make reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner, especially if your significant other is counting on eating at a certain restaurant for the holiday. Also, don’t forget that many eateries raise their prices on Valentine’s Day, so be prepared to pay more dinner at those establishments.
Doing Nothing: Probably the worst mistake a man can make on Valentine’s Day is doing nothing to mark the occasion. About two thirds of men say they plan nothing for the holiday, but 30 percent of women are counting on their mates to commemorate the day, according to the Female First website.
Buying Silly Gifts For Men: Men endure a lot of pressure on Valentine’s Day, but women have to step up and avoid making blunders as well. About.com’s Men’s Fashion site say too many ladies buy men novelty underwear and ties for Valentine’s Day. Most men won’t wear these items, making such gifts useless.
Not Having a Plan B: Should your reservations at a restaurant fall through or your flower delivery not arrive, make sure have a backup plan. Have a nice eatery in mind where you can pick up a romantic meal, or have it delivered to your home. Or, maybe you can surprise your sweetie and make dinner at home. Buy a rose bush or another plant a few days before Valentine’s Day to give your significant other should your flower delivery fail to arrive.
Buying Your Gift Too Late: If you’ve waited just a few days before Valentine’s Day to buy a gift for your sweetie and want to purchase a present online, make sure it arrives on time. Cough up the cash for a two-day or overnight delivery. It’s worth the extra cash if the alternative means sweating it out on Valentine’s Day because you’re unsure if your gift will turn up.
Not Dressing Up: If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, the occasion is no time to look like a slob. While you don’t have to be dressed to the nines, take care with your appearance on the holiday. Most women will put extra care into their appearance on Valentine’s Day; men should follow suit or risk disappointing their partners.
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