New Relationships on Valentine’s Day
Most employers give new employees a 3 month probationary period, they figure they’ll know in that time if the hire is a good match; fits in with colleagues, gets the job done, etc. 3 Months is probably a good amount of time to know if your new relationship will be a lasting one. So what do you do for new relationships on Valentine’s Day? If you don’t acknowledge Valentine’s Day, you’re sending a message that this relationship has an expiration date and the eggs in your fridge will be around longer than they will. So, you have to first decide whether or not this relationship has legs.
How to make the appropriate gesture without over or under doing it.
If you feel there’s a future for you two as a couple then Valentine’s Day should be somewhat special but not over-the-top, because that can be creepy. All relationships progress at different speeds, some couples see each other several times a week, others only once a week, so the level of intimacy will vary. Dinner is always nice, it’s also safe. You could make dinner yourself, perhaps a fondu, this doesn’t require much in the way of cooking skills and it does make for an intimate evening for . As for gifts, flowers won’t disappoint. Dinner and flowers is perfectly appropriate for new relationships on Valentine’s Day.
Ladies, being in new relationships on Valentine’s Day is a nice excuse to have a fun date and dress cute, but don’t read more into it than you need to! As long as effort has been put into it focus on enjoying the evening, not the specifics of where you went and what he got you. It’s also nice to get him a gift as well; maybe some new headphones or trendy whisky rocks, just something to show you’re thinking about them.
What Valentine’s Day means in current dating culture.
Valentine’s day means different things for different people. If you’ve been dating for 3 months already, you’ll know your bae pretty well. You can just ask ‘what are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day?’ Some people just view it as any other Wednesday and make a pact to treat it that way. Don’t make that decision by yourself though, check in with them. Valentine’s Day doesn’t discriminate, straight, gay, lesbian, etc., all genders and orientations will face the same issues surrounding it.
How to Avoid Common Pitfalls.
Communicate! Some women daydream about the Valentine’s date before you even bring it up. The more she thinks of it the more unrealistic her expectations get. So do have a chat the first time you see the predictable ad for jewellery. This goes for most holidays. Tell her how you usually celebrate them and ask her how she usually celebrates them. This will open up a conversation that can make it comfortable discussing how to celebrate it this year. With these tips the two of you’ll be set to have a fun, romantic (and realistic) Valentine’s day!