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Valentine's Day ideas?

SoonerManSoonerMan Registered User regular
edited February 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So my I got the balls to ask my girlfriend out on Valentine's day last year, hoorah for me. So now it's nearing that time of the year and we're still together, hoorah again. I know we're not married or anything so no need for the, "NO ANNIVERSARY UNLESS YOU'RE MARRIED" shit. I just want to make the day special for two reasons which should tie into eachother: It's our anniversary and to show her how much I love her.

So what should I do for her? I plan on buying her a book (Children of Men) and a cd player since her last one broke. Is there anything else in the way of gifts that I could get her? I'm not so hot on picking jewelry out for her. Was suave enough to point out what I planned to buy her for her birthday and she said she didn't like that kind of jewelry (stones shaped into necklaces.) I know she wouldn't have cared if I had gotten it for her, because it would have been from me. So... jewelry sure, but what kind?

What kind of plans should I make? A nice romantic dinner with some roses... thats what I do have in mind, but I just can't decide if she'd want to go to a nice steakhouse, just grab a burger from somewhere or go grab some chinese.

Most of all... just looking for things to make the night go smoothly.

Rah, Oklahoma! Rah, Oklahoma! Rah, Oklahoma~! O-K-U!
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  • Food?Food? Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Did you guys go on a date last Valentine's day? If so, it would be pretty cool to do the same thing again this year.

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  • SoonerManSoonerMan Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Food? wrote:
    Did you guys go on a date last Valentine's day? If so, it would be pretty cool to do the same thing again this year.

    Little inside joke between us and our friends actually. The night before I balled up and sent her a rose to school, but I was uneasy because I thought she'd take it as, "zOMG STALKER!" So my timing was off. I thought she would be in another class when they called her to the office to go and get it, so I pussed out and told the teacher I had to go and do something. I piddled around until the bell rang and went to athletics. There was a basketball game that night and she showeed up a few minutes into and kind of tapped me on the shoulder to say thanks for the rose.

    This was at the Chuck Norris high-time, so stupidly I wrote, "I can believe it's not butter. -Chuck Norris" on the card that came with the rose. She knew who it was, to this day I feel like a dumbass. I did it, though, because I didn't know how are feelingd were towards eachother and didn't want to say something wrong. Missed my chance at the game to ask her out, went to her house as she was pulling into the driveway to do it. Took about thirty minutes and my friends stealing my truck to leave me there stranded to do it, but I did.

    A month after we'd be going out I told her how much it took of me to go and ask her out on Valentine's Day. She looked at me kind of bewildered when I said that and said," What? You asked me out on the day of the Yale game."

    TL, DR; Girlfriend remembered our first date on the sporting event, I remembered it because of Valentine's Day.

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  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Take her on a trip to lovely downtown New Haven?

    Seriously, though -- last year my girlfriend and I did something that worked out pretty well. We split the night. I chose a restaurant (and paid for dinner.) She chose an after-dinner activity (in this case, skating at the waterfront.) It worked out really well and we had a great time.

    If that sort of thing's not an option for whatever reason, try thinking of something that you (as a couple) haven't done lately/enough for her tastes. You can always grab a burger and watch a movie, and she'd probably be cool with that, but she'd be more cool with something that showed a bit more thought and effort.

    Have you considered cooking her something complicated? If you got a chef's hat, flowers, and whatnot it wouldn't even matter how well the food turned out as long as you kept smiling and fussing over her as you cooked.

    Erm.

    It all depends on her, see? What girl (a) wants out of Valentines Day will be different than what girl (b) wants and might be the opposite of what girl (c) wants.

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  • SoonerManSoonerMan Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Which is the problem for me. She will tell me how she will be fine with the basics and such, but I know if I don't go all out she'll be disappointed. I've kind of set the bar high for myself after surprising her at the airport after she came back from Italy with a dozen roses and Twix (her favorite.)

    So ya... I don't know. In our area of Oklahoma there isn't a whole lot of stuff we can do at this time that isn't what we do a lot. We can go to a movie, spend our time freezing our asses off at one our spots, or we can find some sporting event. Dinner is a definite,just where is my only problem.

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  • varlandvarland Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    SoonerMan wrote:
    Which is the problem for me. She will tell me how she will be fine with the basics and such, but I know if I don't go all out she'll be disappointed. I've kind of set the bar high for myself after surprising her at the airport after she came back from Italy with a dozen roses and Twix (her favorite.)

    So ya... I don't know. In our area of Oklahoma there isn't a whole lot of stuff we can do at this time that isn't what we do a lot. We can go to a movie, spend our time freezing our asses off at one our spots, or we can find some sporting event. Dinner is a definite,just where is my only problem.
    Actually, I'd prepare the house in a fitting fashion (i.e clean), then cook something fitting (her favorite) and top it off with a cheesecake or chocolate cake for desert.

    Serve wine and light some candles. Then blindfold her and take her somewhere where the scenery is nice along with some warm blankets, and wine. Always wine.

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  • GrimmGrimm Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    varland wrote:
    SoonerMan wrote:
    Which is the problem for me. She will tell me how she will be fine with the basics and such, but I know if I don't go all out she'll be disappointed. I've kind of set the bar high for myself after surprising her at the airport after she came back from Italy with a dozen roses and Twix (her favorite.)

    So ya... I don't know. In our area of Oklahoma there isn't a whole lot of stuff we can do at this time that isn't what we do a lot. We can go to a movie, spend our time freezing our asses off at one our spots, or we can find some sporting event. Dinner is a definite,just where is my only problem.
    Actually, I'd prepare the house in a fitting fashion (i.e clean), then cook something fitting (her favorite) and top it off with a cheesecake or chocolate cake for desert.

    Serve wine and light some candles. Then blindfold her and take her somewhere where the scenery is nice along with some warm blankets, and wine. Always wine.

    Thats along the lines of what i was thinking. I think spending the day cooking her some big elaborate dinner could really show you care. Afterwards, something nice and simple like ice skating as someone already suggested.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Buy 365 candies/flowers/whatever and put them in a jar?

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  • SoonerManSoonerMan Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Cooking for her would be an option, but I'm not going to have reign over any kitchen without people running around. I don't think it'd be really romantic for us to be sitting down to our food in candlelight and my younger brother walks by or something while we're eating.

    Great idea, I think I could pull off cooking, but I just don't have resources. Is a steakhouse too much for a girl? I mean she'll eat something from just about anywhere aside from seafood places, but I just don't want to out manly her by going somewhere too... masculine?

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