It’s the one day of the year bar Christmas and her birthday that most women look forward to. It’s also the one of those days of the year that can set the tone for the remaining months of the year from a male perspective. Valentine’s Day. February 14th usually finds men splurging on anything from roses, jewelry, dinner at expensive restaurants, to chocolate, stuffed animals and the ill conceived hallmark greeting cards. But have you ever sat down and thought about why a woman wants this stuff? Well I have, and I’ve also figured out why I should and shouldn’t provide some of those items for her! Allow me to share.
Why in the hell would a woman want roses or anything that is bound to die within a week is beneath me. It’s to feel special you say. Possibly, but I think it goes a little deeper than that. She wants to show the world that she’s got a man who could afford the price tag. Do you know how much a single red rose costs much less a dozen! Really and truly all she wants to do is pimp the living daylights out of them suckers. She’s going to put them on her desk at work or parade them down the street so that everybody knows that she has a man willing to spend money on her.
There isn’t a woman alive who doesn’t want jewelry. It’s usually expensive as hell and nothing says I love you more than some “ice”. But do you know why she wants the diamond encrusted bracelet, or the necklace with heart pendant. It’s simple. She’s looking for that long term commitment. More than likely if the man goes out and buys her some jewelry, chances are that in the not too distant future some more jewelry is going to be on offer and it’s likely to be in the form of an engagement ring. The gift of jewelry is just one of those steps in the direction of the permanent commitment that all women crave.
The expensive romantic dinner
It’s simple and it’s considerate. All women are suckers for the candle light dinner with soft music playing in the background. Plus the man gets to eat to. It kills two birds with one stone. The only thing is fellas that it’s actually not about you. She just wants to be seen out at an expensive restaurant in an expensive hairdo and dress, which more than likely you have paid for as well.
This is a good option but it does have its drawbacks. It’s soft, cute and cuddly. But it just could end up being a replacement for human contact. If it occupies a place on her desk or on the mantle you’re good. Her girlfriend’s will love it and start to talk about what a sensitive man she has. But if it finds its way on the bed, it might be time for the partner to panic. Forget the fact that their cute, soft and cuddly. Something isn’t right. Is she a blasted four year old who is afraid of the dark and needs something to hug up at night? I think not. That’s a man’s job. Chances are the man in your life is about to lose their place to a combination of fabric and cotton!
A box of chocolates
So she has a sweet tooth you say, true. You are just trying to fulfill her cravings for sweets you say, probably. But you know damn well that a month later she’s going to be asking the question you really don’t want to answer. “Babe do I look fat to you?” So unless you’re buying fat free chocolate or she has the metabolism of Usain Bolt you might want to rethink the chocolate angle.
A hallmark card
Nothing says “Oh crap I forgot about Valentine’s Day” more than a greeting card. No woman wants it. It screams I completely forgot about Valentine’s Day and only remembered it when I walked into the office and saw the barrage of flowers and balloons on a coworker’s desk. There are other ways for men to save their skin in situations like these. If you can’t come up with one you probably don’t deserve a partner.
So now the world know what women want for Valentine’s Day, why they want it and why some men need to think twice before they make a purchase. The only thing left to do is explain why men actually go through the hassle of trying to fulfill a woman’s Valentine’s Day wish. But then again we all have a brain and it’s really not that complicated!