‘If you’ve fallen for one another in a big way and you both know it, then you might love the opportunity to spend a day celebrating your new-found love,’ Selina told us.
) suggesting that you need to get a Valentine’s Day gift for a guy you’ve been “going on dates with” for a month—especially if you haven’t yet had the DTR conversation.But, if you’re a few months in and things are going well, you’re in what we shall call the Gifting Gray Area.If he does too little for you on V-Day, he risks making you think he's not that into you — and if he does too much he risks scaring you away or making you think that the relationship is farther along than it really is. You and he both know that February 14th is approaching.Bringing up the holiday casually could be a good way to measure how the dude feels about it (and perhaps just how romantic-minded he is), as well as give you some insight into his past relationships or experiences (which is helpful).However, having a simple conversation about the holiday or picking a low-key gift or event can take the stress out of the day and turn it into something you enjoy.
The end of January/beginning of February has to be the absolute worst time to start a new relationship, or even to just start dating someone new. A few of my friends are dealing with this exact situation right now.
Valentine’s Day is a very special occasion designed to celebrate love and totally, completely f*** with our heads.
If you’re single, Valentine’s Day is a sad, sad reminder that you’re alone. You have to get the perfect gift and arrange the most romantic possible night.
So, maybe you're kinda-sorta seeing a guy, but you haven't quite DTR-ed (our shorthand for "defined the relationship") yet.
Sorry to bear bad news, but things may go from casual to complicated as Valentine's Day approaches — especially if you and your guy have different expectations for how you'd like to spend the holiday.
To help you make it through, we've outlined some tips to keep you sane (and out of relationship trouble):1.