The world would be a better place if we were all perfect hopeless romantics, don’t you agree? But the unfortunate reality is that we all aren’t. Some of us need a little help in the romance department— we need that push to make things extra ‘magical’ for our partners this Valentine’s day despite the fact that we love them very much. So for those of us that aren’t natural lovebirds, we’ve come up with a list of things for you to NOT to do this Valentine’s Day to make it work and just as special. As they say, prevention is better than cure!
Do not leave your Valentine’s Day plans until last minute
We cannot stress this enough! This is the main thing you should definitely avoid doing. If not, you run the risk of upsetting your partner and letting them down. Believe us, no one wants an angry or upset partner on the day that’s dedicated to love and showing your appreciation for them. So make sure to book your Valentine’s Day plan’s early enough so there’s no hassle. Be it a romantic dinner date for two or an awesome weekend getaway somewhere not too far from home that offers pure relaxation.
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Do not mention past Valentine’s days spent with your exes
Ladies, please (and guys too)! It’s common courtesy to not bring up other romantic moments you’ve spent with an ex when you’re meant to be having a special moment with the person you truly love. Not only will it make your boyfriend or girlfriend feel uncomfortable but it’ll also make them feel like you don’t appreciate all the effort they’ve gone through to make this Valentine’s day extra special for you. So please keep all memories of past Valentine’s Day to yourself this time!
Do not be stressed or distracted on the special day
We know work and responsibilities can be overwhelming, and it’s hard to find the energy to be romantic when you’re not fully relaxed. Sometimes all you need is time to put your feet up and wind down. If you know you’re not going to be completely at ease and really live in the moment with your partner this Valentine’s day because you’re stressed, you should probably try the spa date surprise idea we suggested in our previous article.
It’s like killing two birds with one stone: you’re getting your much needed relaxation, and making your partner happy whilst celebrating Val’s day with them. Shhhh, you don’t have to tell them the spa booking was for you just as much as it was for them.
Stick to these three ‘Do Nots’ and you’ll be sure to have an amazing Valentine’s Day with your special loved one. And even though you may not be a natural hopeless romantic, they’ll have no reason to believe that you’re not!