While Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day for lovers, it can be a source of frustration for many couples. For women, it can be especially frustrating because their significant other doesn’t put much thought into the day or, worse, labors through Valentine’s Day plans as if it’s another chore on the dreaded “honey-do” list. That’s why many women have adopted a “take charge” approach to Valentine’s Day to recapture the spirit of the day.
“Women tend to expect big things from their partner’s on V-Day, and men often feel obliged to come up big or feel like they are letting someone down. No other holiday brings about the differences between men and women more than Valentine’s Day,” said Paul A. Falzone, CEO of eLove, one of the world’s largest online dating and matchmaking services. “,” said Paul A. Falzone, “By being proactive leading up to Valentine’s Day, women can actually show their significant other’s how Valentine’s Day can be a date to be anticipated, not dreaded.”
Here are some strategies Falzone recommends women try to get their sweetie excited about Valentine’s Day:
- Leave a racy text – Send them a racy text .
- Mail a card – There’s just something special about receiving a Valentine in the mail—even for a guy. Again, send it early so he receives it with plenty of time to reciprocate. If you want to talk about having a special evening with him on Valentine’s, even better. Yet the focus should really be on how much you appreciate them.
- E-mail reservations – If there’s a restaurant, B&B or hotel you’ve been looking to go to, make reservations ahead of time and share it with your mate. Ask him if he wants to go there for Valentine’s.
- Alternate years for Valentine’s Day planning – Decide to have one of you plan Valentine’s Day activities and alternate years. Does this open the door for him to do nothing when it’s his turn? Possibly. Yet men are competitive and do not like to look bad or be shown up. So, if you show him a great Valentine’s Day, the onus is on him to top it the next year.
“It is quite easy to get stuck in the rut of Valentine’s being the proverbial greeting card holiday,” said Falzone. “The idea behind ladies taking over Valentine’s Day really is to make it a holiday you both enjoy and look forward to.” It’s also recommended that you show each other your appreciation by being thoughtful on the other 364 days of the year!
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