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Flowers. Just do it. Have them delivered to her at work, or class, etc. Somewhere other people will see them. It is always the best feeling when someone walks by notices you have been sent flowers. It is definitely a “Hey, my boyfriend rocks moment.” Women LOVE to “brag” without having to actually say anything.

I am not a fan of Roses. I think they are extremely predictable. (Unless your lady loves roses of course.) Try an arrangement of other pink and red colored flowers if you are going for a Valentine’s Day theme. I personally love a mix of all colors and variety.

The good news is… if you send flowers, it won’t matter what they look like, because she will love them!



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A Classic Date

Photograph: D Stephen Smith


I am always a sucker for a romantic dinner, as I am sure many other ladies are. And ladies, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  Dinner doesn’t have to be anything fancy (But I am not talking Mac Do either) {Sidenote: Mac Do = McDonald’s}

With this Classic V-Day date you have 2 options…

Go Out: Make a reservation for your favorite restaurant. Fancy or Not. Maybe go to the place you had your first date or the place that has his/her favorite food. Another great option is to try something new. A new restaurant in your town or a place you have always wanted to try but never made the time.

Tips for making your date extra special –

  • Even if you are going to a chain restaurant… Dress to the nines. It shouldn’t matter what the location is you should dress to impress your date. (Don’t know what the appropriate date outfits are… check back in after Valentine’s Day for a lesson. Until then, ask your sister or a friend what to wear.)
  • Order something unusual off the menu. (Unless of course you are recreating a memorable meal from the past.) Try a new appetizer that you normally wouldn’t. Usually a Mozzarella Sticks couple, go for the Calamari. Or one of you order something adventurous and the other order something safe. That way you can have a new experience, but still have something to fill you up if you end up not liking it.
  • Order Dessert. I know a LOT of people who skip dessert, usually to save the calories and the cash money… but in case you didn’t already know calories don’t count on holidays and it is worth the extra splurge. (Chocolate is an aphrodisiac.)

Stay In: Want to really impress your date, then cook them a gourmet meal in your own kitchen. Buy a nice white table-cloth and bust out your best dishes and get a couple of candles for the middle of the table.  You don’t need rose petals or anything crazy (But bonus points for going all out… just no glitter because that is tacky.) You could also cook dinner together. (A personal favorite for me and the Bif)

Here are some great recipe ideas to cook for your honey –

(Recipes courtesy of foodnetwork.com – My  favorite channel)

If you consider yourself a classic romantic this could be the best way to go this Valentine’s Day. A tip for the men –  how about we ask these women out for a Valentine’s Day Dinner. (And even if you are married… you should still ask her out, don’t just assume – She still wants to be asked.)


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13 days to prepare!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching so it is time to get ourselves ready! I know what you are thinking “Valentine’s Day is something Hallmark made up… blah blah blah.” I disagree completely. I LOVE Valentine’s Day. It is such a nice way to celebrate your significant other, kids, parents or a dear friend. I firmly believe that everyone needs to be told they are loved EVERY SINGLE DAY! And Valentine’s Day is the one day a year strictly devoted to celebrating love. I say go all out.

So the next 13 days I will be sharing ideas for making your significant other (& anyone else who is important to you) have the best Valentine’s Day to date.

Do I have any other Valentine’s Day lovers out there?



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Worst Date Wednesday

I am hoping to feature reader’s worst date stories every Wednesday. If you have one please contact us here at talk.date.love.

My worst date story is short: I was in high school and extremely excited to have been asked out by an older guy. He invited me to go see a movie and when we arrived at the theater his friends were there saving us seats… not cool. I was very embarrassed even though it was his fail for inviting friends on our date. Needless to say no relationship occurred. I don’t remember anything else about the date at all. Lame.

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This blog is not limited to any age. No matter if you are in high school or the nursing home. We can all help each other work through our dating and relationship issues.

This blog is not a negative zone.  But if you say that you got the name of a person you have only been on one date with tattooed on your butt… yeah we are going to make fun of that.

This blog is not a wedding blog. But I’m totally down for proposal stories. And after marriage relationship issues. And engagement relationship issues. But not wedding planning, etc.

What would you like to see this blog discuss?

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Ask her out.

I want to challenge all the single men out there to ask a girl out on a date for this coming weekend. Drinks. Dinner. Ice Skating (If it happens to be  frozen where you are.) Just make sure it is an activity where you can talk. Movies are not an option for the first through third date.

It is my personal opinion that men are not asking women out on dates enough. Talking via technology is not a way to start a relationship. The only technology that should be used is your phone to call and ask for the date and arrange plans. Save the talking for in person. (No asking someone on a date via Texting. That is lame.)

It is also my personal opinion that women should say yes to every first date they are asked on. You never know when the right guy will come along.  So be a nice, classy lady and say yes. Go on the date. If you don’t feel sparks flying then don’t agree for a second date. It is that simple. And you might even get a free meal out of the deal. That is very economical, right?

Go forth and conquer the dating world. Anyone going to take my advice? or have thoughts on my thoughts?

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A little about me.

I thought maybe I would give you a little info about me.

  1. I work in Corporate America for a Fortune 500 Company.
  2. I love to be both sassy and classy at the same time.
  3. I love to help people work through their problems.
  4. I cannot stand violence and I will not watch TV and Movies that have violence in them.
  5. I have a puppy.

Anything else you want to know about me? Otherwise this will have to suffice and we will get back to the subject at hand.

Encouraging those looking for love.

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