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How Do I Make Valentine's Day Perfect?

By January 1, 1970

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gs780.8 asks: "Last year I screwed up big on Valentines Day, so it goes without saying that this year has to be flawless. I have been seeing my girlfriend for nearly three years. We have been having a rough time lately, so I want to show her how much she means to me. I have up to $500 to spend, and I have booked the 15th off work for her without her knowing. She has school on the 14th until 5pm. That I am not going to mess with because it is important. PLEASE help... Please. I need suggestions!"

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February 4, 2008 at 1:07 am
(1) christine says:

The next day you should wake her up with a nice breakfast. At lunch ask her what she would like to do next year for Valintines day no matter how hard it may be. then take her to either the movies or a nice dinner at her favorite resturaunt

February 5, 2008 at 8:16 am
(2) Andrea says:

Is there a day spa in the area you could check out? Many of them will be offering Valentine’s Day specials, and you could get some very relaxing treatments for 2 with $500 to spend.

On the 14th itself, you could give her a card or note with “gift certificates” for things you’d like to do for her and a description of what you’re planning for the next day (or tell her to get ready for a surprise and what she ought to bring with her) along with a small gift. The gift could be a nice bouquet of flowers or a small, inexpensive, but meaningful piece of jewelry–or some little luxury you know she’d like to have but has been denying herself.

February 11, 2008 at 1:38 am
(3) G says:

I don’t think you need to spend $500 to show her how much you love her, you just need to put some thought into the gift. You would be the best person to create this as you know her best. But, you are asking for ideas and so I’ll list the following:
1) during her lunch on V-Day take her to the park and have a picnic together, perhaps make her some food, or go to a nice french bakery and choose a few items…finger foods are more fun

2) does she like the opera, musicals, concerts? if so perhaps you should taker her to one, it would be very memorable and an activity in which you can soak in the culture and each other’s company

3) have some fun…leave clues around the city, neighborhood, town, that lead to each other…and have them lead to a romantic dinner on the roof top…prepare good food and good wine to your tastes and just enjoy the evening with the stars twinkling upon you

4) you said you got her off of work on the 15th…so 3 day weekend…drive somewhere away from the city, away from people, and closer to nature…if possible try and find a bed and breakfast and just spend the weekend appreciating a more peaceful life style…go wine tasting, go biking, go hiking, just have fun

Hope this helps!! And have fun on V-day!

January 28, 2011 at 10:37 am
(4) Nick D says:

I think Christine is straight on I would definitely do a bed in breakfast routine. It’s simple it’s different it’s unexpected and it wont bust the budget.

We all can go to great length to spend a lot on valentines but sometimes the simplistic things are the best.

Break fast and a rose or her favorite flower. Then you can go for a nice walk and just talk everything over. I wouldn’t do the movie thing just because it’s so impersonal.

Good luck gs780.8,

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