The Greatest Challenge Of Bachelor Life
There is little a single man can do right – and a lot he can do wrong – to please a girl on Valentine’s Day.
The best thing he can do is simply survive it.
This is because girls get emotional over things, and Valentine’s Day is one of their most emotional times of the year. It’s when their man is supposed to show all his great appreciation for her, when she wants to be put on a pedestal and be pampered like a Hollywood starlet.
And guys, you’ve got to suck it up on this day and just do it.
Flowers, Dinner & The Delivery
Men dread this day (and night) because of all that goes into trying to make it perfect. And let’s face it, this is not our particular strength.
We have to buy flowers. And not just flowers but the right flowers. And we just can’t hand them to her, we have to do something “special,” which means going to some extravagant means to deliver them to her at work and in front of her co-workers.
The worst thing than can happen to a man is to have some other girl get flowers, candy and gifts delivered to her at the office – which will cause all the other girls to swoon and brag about how lucky she is to have such a loving man – while you wait until that evening to hand her a bouquet of roses. You might as well just hand her the thorns.
Not only that, but we’ve got to plan a special (and by special I of course mean ridiculously expensive) dinner.
It has to be some spot with meaning to her, like the place you went on your first date, or some restaurant she keeps mentioning when you drive by it that you’re afraid to set foot inside because you just know it’s going to cost you the equivalent of at least two car payments.
Well, I have news for you, it’s going to cost you more not to go there than it will to go there in the long run!
But the worst thing about Valentine’s Day for men is that we’ve actually got to plan out the day and the night.
We have to do things we’re not good at, such as coming up with creative romantic touches (girls excel in this, like putting little love cards in our suitcase when we travel), spring surprises on them and finding just that perfect place to dine where the reflection of her face is flickering in a fireplace through a glass of imported wine.
And even if we manage to pull this off and things are going great, we’re really just hoping the night will end before some catastrophe strikes and turns everything we’ve worked for up to that point into the equivalent a wet rag.
But hey, if you’ve got a good girl, she’s well worth that week or so of planning and one night of high anxiety. She’ll make it up to you in the end.