A cellophane-wrapped box of chocolates from CVS may not scream “romance,” but you know what does? Knowing your girlfriend. If she’s good with a stuffed animal and a bouquet of roses, cool. But every woman is different, and for some, the key to her heart may be exactly what you think Valentine’s Day is about. You get the picture…
1. A nice dinner.
Give her something to dress up for. And be sure to make a reservation. She may love your spontaneous side, but a two-hour wait at every restaurant on Valentine’s Day is a great way to ruin the night. Sure, it’s cliché, but is liking (and even wanting) the clichés such a bad thing?
Materialistic? Maybe for some, but hey – lots of women love jewelry for a reason. It’s basically the grown-up version of checking “yes” on the piece of paper you’d pass around in elementary school asking if your crush liked you back. (But please, don’t stop by Claire’s and call it a day. A blue box from Tiffany may not be entirely realistic, but you can hit up one of my personal favorites instead —Gorjana or Vita Fede — for pieces at mid-price points that won’t turn her skin green.)