Love is in the air whether you like it or not. Around this time of year, girls tend to get all hot and bothered by the prospect of Valentineâ€™s Day even though it isnâ€™t even a real holiday. I donâ€™t know why but women canâ€™t seem to understand that Valentineâ€™s Day is a holiday propagated by greeting card, flower, and chocolate companies.
As a result, you, the man, statistically anyway, must purchase her love with gifts from the aforementioned companies.Â They want stuff for Valentineâ€™s Day; and not just any stuff, stuff that makes them feel â€œspecialâ€ and â€œlovedâ€. There are very strict guidelines that you must follow and if you purchase any of the following gifts, the odds that you wonâ€™t have a significant other for the 15th are very, very good.
Lingerie is one of those gifts that isnâ€™t really for her. Granted, Valentines Day is just a day where if you pull everything off correctly, you have a 100% chance of getting laid. I know it makes sense in your head that $80 lace undies is completely appropriate for Valentineâ€™s Day but remember that women want to feel special on this day. What lingerie does is reassures them of the fact that they are nothing more than a sexual object to you and that wonâ€™t make them feel special at all.
Flowers From a Gas Station
Gas stations stock up on flowers because they know idiots like you are either going to completely forget Valentineâ€™s Day or just put off buying a gift until the very last minute. Girls are smartâ€¦ sometimesâ€¦ well, at least they know that your bouquet of roses wrapped in newspaper and completely lacking any babies breath was purchased on your way home from work while you stopped for gas. These gas station attendants have no idea how to arrange a bouquet and although it may seem ridiculous to you, women hate that shit.
The gym membership has to be one of the all-time biggest screw-ups in gift buying. Instead of getting her a year at Goldâ€™s gym, maybe you should have just slapped her across the face and told her to â€œgo for a run, fattyâ€.
Cheesy Heart-Shaped Jewelry
Yeah, the jewelers have been advertising this completely cheesy heart-shaped pendant for the last few weeks but that doesnâ€™t mean that anybody actually wants it. If you can get a piece of jewelry that is appropriate for any day, go for that instead of the cubic zirconia heart-shaped pendant and your chances of getting any will skyrocket. Think about it, If sheâ€™s ever had a boyfriend on any Valentineâ€™s Day in the past, she probably already has a cheesy heart-shaped pendant and she really doesnâ€™t need another.
Nothing cements your significant otherâ€™s attachment to the kitchen like appliances. Has a blender ever made you feel special? Has a food processor ever conveyed somebodyâ€™s undying love for you? If the answer is no then your girl doesnâ€™t want it for Valentineâ€™s Day. Take it back to Sears.
Oh my god you did not. Seriously, a scale to weigh anything, even drugs, is strictly the worst present you can get anybody for anything. Even if youâ€™re a alleged lover has just dropped 60 pounds on a crash diet and you want to get her a scale as a means of congratulating that effort, to her it just looks like she needs to lose some more. Personally, I donâ€™t understand why in the world anybody would need a scale. If youâ€™re fat, you can tell without the scale and no degree of accuracy is going to change that.
A Maid Outfit
The maid outfits or any other sexy costume is another one of those presents thatâ€™s really more for you than it is for her. I really have to reiterate the fact that these sorts of presence donâ€™t make her feel special, they make you feel special. It might get to the point where you do get to slip her into some sexy costumes, but youâ€™ll certainly never get there if you are giving them to her as the Valentines Day gifts. If you make her dinner, buy her a nice bunch of roses, and get her an incredibly personal and loving gift, then it might be time to break out the French maid costume. Best of luck to you though because I never saw the inputs as being worthy of the output.
Cooking classes are a great way of telling your significant other that they suck at cooking. Cookbooks may be a little lighter but they still arenâ€™t recommended. Anything you give her to mold her into the person you want her to be, just forget it. You want to make her feel special as she is, not as you want her to be.
I know it might seem pretty obvious that cosmetic surgery is a terrible gift get somebody you love but some people just donâ€™t know. What youâ€™re really saying is â€œyeah, I think youâ€™re beautiful but youâ€™d be more beautiful with a breast enhancement and some lypoâ€. Not so subtle implications that you think your lover isnâ€™t perfect are terrible ideas for any day and will probably grant you a knee to the bollocks rather than a mouth to the same area.
Flowers from the Front Yard
By all means go out to wild fields and spend a couple hours picking flowers for the object of your affection, but if you have completely forgotten about Valentineâ€™s Day until just prior to opening the door, forget about picking the daffodils from the front yard. Yeah, she can tell. If you forgot Valentineâ€™s Day, donâ€™t go reaching for the most ridiculous and simple gift you can find, instead make your lover feel special by cooking her a magnificent dinner and rubbing her feet down or something. Picking flowers from yours, or anybody elseâ€™s garden for that matter, is a surefire way to not get laid for the rest of the month.
A Venereal Disease
So, if everything else went right and you do end up getting laid on Valentineâ€™s Day make sure that you are clean. Transmitting the present that that Saigon hooker gave you while on business is the last thing your significant other wants on Valentineâ€™s Day. If you find yourself in this position, you would probably be better off just telling her that youâ€™ve been unfaithful and leaving. She may be really quite upset now but when she realizes that you have a VD that she doesnâ€™t, she might even thank you for not having sex with her. I bet it wouldnâ€™t be the first time too! ZING!
Greeting cards are the embodiment of impersonal feelings. If you get all hot and bothered in your significant otherâ€™s presence, then you should be able to put your feelings onto paper. Greeting cards exist solely because people are too lazy to write how they really feel or just plain donâ€™t care. By all means make your own card or buy a blank one, but make sure that you actually write something heartfelt and make the person that youâ€™re giving it to feel special.
Any Hair Removal System
Nair, razors and coupons for laser treatments are all absolutely terrible gifts to get any woman. If she has a problem with body hair, fine, but donâ€™t get her anything that reminds her of that problem for Valentineâ€™s Day. You want to make your significant other feel absolutely beautiful exactly how they are. Chances are that if you know about her problems with hair sprouting out in embarrassing places, then so does she. The last thing she wants to be reminded of on Valentineâ€™s Day is her mustache.
Donâ€™t dump anybody on Valentineâ€™s Day because thatâ€™s just not cool. Remember, even though it may just be another day to you, girls actually give a shit.Â One day it will come back to bite you in the butt because what goes around comes around. Seriously, if you dump anybody on Valentineâ€™s Day, odds are that you were having second thoughts about the relationship prior to this date and you should have done something about it sooner.
If you get her a book called â€œHead: Youâ€™re Doing it Wrongâ€ you are an idiot. On the other hand, if you get her a book called â€œDogging Chicks Out: Youâ€™re Doing it Wrongâ€ and spend the evening hours reading it followed up by a good 10-20 minutes of executing what youâ€™ve just learned, she might be more inclined to look up some really nice techniques for you on the Internet.
Personally, I have completely succeeded in convincing my girlfriend that Valentineâ€™s Day is a day that flower companies just want to get paid for. As a result, I donâ€™t have to buy her anything. I do, however, make sure that I have a three-course meal and a seven-dollar a bottle of wine ready for her come dinnertime. Afterward, we might watch a terrible romantic comedy but because of all my hard work and dedication to making the significant other feel special and loved, I can usually persuade her to put on the stockings and give me a Valentineâ€™s Day present as well.