Valentines Day Decoded: What Your Gift Really Says

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For many people, Valentine’s Day is one of those days that’s both dreaded and looked forward to at the same time. It’s a chance for people in relationships to show their significant other how much they care, and it’s also a chance for singles to show that special someone why they should give you a shot. Needless to say, this holiday puts the pressure on blast no matter what stage of a relationship you’re in. Even married couples find the holiday something to stress about! As much as we hate to admit it, there have always been expectations that go along with having the “perfect” Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s elaborating date ideas seen in a movie, or simply remembering the awesome Valentine’s Day your friend had last year. There’s always someone who did it bigger and better.

    Since most of us are college students, the “As Seen On TV” dramatics that we base our Valentine’s Day ideas off of are pretty much impossible. Most of us don’t have the time or money to buy their girlfriend/boyfriend a gift that could be featured on Rich Kids of Instagram, but according to “The Stir”, some couples do! It was reported that one year for Valentine’s Day, Jay-Z splurged on a platinum cell phone for his Queen B! What’s a platinum cell phone to a pair of millionaires?

     To get some inside scoop on what the experts think about the whole Valentine’s Day thing, we reached out to Relationship Expert and Love Coach Jennifer Styers for some tips. Ms. Styers runs a Love Coaching website called http://www.jenniferstyers.com/ where she helps singles find the love they’re looking for.

    If some of you are wondering why Valentine’s Day holds such a soft spot in our hearts, according to Ms. Styers, it all stems from when we were little.

  “Valentines Day always brings back memories of elementary school…paper valentines from the boys that had crushes on you…secret valentines…candy treats; Warm, happy and exciting memories. I think that’s why women still like gifts and cards today…because it reminds us of that childhood excitement.”

 See readers, Valentine’s Day is just one of those feel good holidays that our grade school selves taught us to love! Even when the gifts get upgraded from a snoopy card from a classmate to a Hallmark card from your significant other, they all mean the same thing in the end that someone cares. Ms. Styers seems to think the same thing.

  “In regards to gift etiquette, something sweet, thoughtful and from the heart is the best gift choice, always. It’s not about how much money you spend. The gift is merely a symbol to say “I thought of you” and that’s what means the most, or should mean the most,” Styers says.

  No matter what you’ve heard, according to experts like Jennifer Styers, the “wow” factor of your gift won’t gain you any more brownie points than a small thoughtful gift would.

    As much as people across the country have accepted Valentine’s Day as a celebrated holiday, according to an article on the popular dating website Eharmony.com, called “Why Valentine’s Day for Women is Like the Super Bowl for Men” by Online Dating Expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com as well as Best Selling Author of “The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online” Julie Spira, guys still aren’t understanding the importance of planning for this special day.

  “Why do I think the Super Bowl for men is like Valentine’s Day for women? Quite simply, both men and women put all of their emotional energies into these two bigger-than-life events. Often, a woman doesn’t understand why watching two teams trying to score is so important to her guy. He just can’t miss this game. Guys on the other hand, simply don’t understand that if you’re dating a woman and forget to plan something, just anything for Valentine’s Day, you probably won’t get a date with her on February 15th, or shortly thereafter,” Spira says.

 

   If you didn’t know that forgetting to plan something for V-day would land you in the doghouse before, now you know. Our other relationship expert Ms. Styers also agrees with the fact that it’s not what you do or what you buy for your loved one, it’s that you took the time to think of your special someone on this very special day.

 

  “Even though it’s a Hallmark holiday, it’s a big deal in the world of love and relationships. A date on Valentine’s Day for a budding romance is the most romantic, meaningful date for a girl. The Valentines gift or date says “you mean something to me, you’re special to me”. Whatever you do on V-day…just remember to at least show up with a special card you picked out. It’s the thought counts on this day!,” she says.

  So there you have it ladies and gents, two relationship experts’ takes on the day that could make or break a relationship, Valentine’s Day. When you’re thinking of what to get your special someone, keep these tips in mind to ensure a great date night. However, if you do screw up, remember what our friend Jennifer Styers said, “The gift is merely a symbol to say ” I thought of you” and that’s what means the most, or should mean the most.”

To everyone out there, have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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