How to Avoid a Valentine's Day Disaster

Valentine’s Day is Thursday and if you’re still stressing out over it, we’ve got four tips for how to avoid a complete disaster:

  1. Stereotypical gifts like flowers and chocolate are just ‘okay.’

Even though not many women hate flowers or chocolate, it can look like you put no thought into the gift. Instead, aim for something a little more personal like tickets to see her favorite band.

  1. Don’t ignore it or over-hype it.

Guys, even if your wife or girlfriend says she doesn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day , please get her something because one in eight women who say they won’t want a Valentine’s gift secretly do. Which means that ladies, keep your expectations in check. Don’t go into it secretly hoping for a diamond ring.

  1. Make the right plans for your relationship stage.

If you just started dating, it can be tempting to go overboard. But you’re better off making plans based on how long you’ve been together.

  1. Make plans even if you’re single.

Valentine’s Day can be painful if you’re single and so, instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself, do something that makes you feel good such as getting your single friends together for wine and horror movie night. Or, have a “you” day.