By Lindsay Tattersall and Sophie Kristof Posted February 18, 2009
Thanks to all you boys for the gifts of candy, balloons, etc. on Valentine’s Day. The attention was much appreciated. And those thoughtful gifts, the photos or personal favorites were charming and from the heart, making them of greater sentimental value.
Now let’s take that concentration of affection, the ocean of flowers and red, and spread it throughout the year, shall we?
What a girl really wants is creativity, imagination, spontaneity and surprises. Gentlemen, take your pick. A thoughtful surprise is appreciated by any girl on any day of the year. We don’t need February 14 to enjoy a bar of chocolate. The simple fact that you remember to get us those “special” gifts only because this Hallmark holiday is celebrated somewhat mitigates the sentimentality of the otherwise mindful bestowing. You went to the trouble of buying us boxes of chocolate, yes, but we’re all getting the same box of chocolate for the same greeting card reason.
If you want to say “I care about you, babe,” if you want to say “I love you,” put some thought and creativity into it. We’d love those roses on any old day, just as we’d love to know you care on March 14 as much as February 14. So on an average day of the week as you tank your car with gas, stop in and grab your girl a Go-Bar.
And with that, we leave you enlightened and saturated with insight on how to keep your sweetie happy, not just on Valentine’s Day, but throughout the rest of the year.