Valentine's Day can be one of the hardest holidays to get through, but following these tips can help keep your significant other happy. While it is not an official federal holiday,Valentine's Day can come with some high expectations which these tips can help you meet.
February 14 is the official date of Valentine's Day which falls on a Sunday in 2010. According to the U.S. Census Bureau nearly half of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased within the six days immediately preceding the holiday. Procrastinating is never the best way to show your feelings; putting forth a genuine effort with real thought behind it will put you ahead of most men.
Even though the holiday itself is still weeks away, getting a reservation at her favorite restaurant now will save you a lot of trouble when the day arrives and all the best places in town are full.
Have a gift
Buying a gift shows you were thinking about your loved one. The standard flowers and candy may not be very original, but a traditional expression of love has the implication of romance behind it. If you know she really wants a certain book or CD, it is always better to get something she wants, but for the girl who has everything, a clichéd expression of your feelings is better than none.
A homemade gift shows that you put time and effort into the day. Traditionally, Valentine's Day was a day for love letters and cards, and keeping that tradition can be very romantic if you put forth a genuine effort to express your love.
Focus on your significant other
Give her a massage, or make her dinner. Make time to spend together and make an effort to make it special. If you choose to stay in, make a point to set the mood by lighting candles or bringing flowers.
Hopefully you have at least a few reasons why the two of you are together. Whatever makes her the one for you, remind her that she is special and that, at least for today, you would like to make her happy.