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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Common sense
Gauge their reaction
Before Valentine’s Day, determine how you feel about the person you’re dating. Whether you’re itching for a serious relationship and don’t want to scare the other person off, or you’re more interested in something casual and don’t want to send the wrong signals, keeping the holiday light and easy is key.
Be careful where you go
Be careful where you take your date. Candlelit tables, chocolate fondue, and men proposing in every direction--can you say awkward? Choose wisely.
Stay away from buzz words
Refrain from slipping Valentine buzz words into your conversation. Terms like 'love,' 'wedding,' 'babies,' and 'prenup' can lead to an uncomfortable moment.
Use comedy to cope with the possible awkwardness. Making fun of over-the-top Valentine’s traditions can help reduce the pressure and overcome the stereotypes of the holiday.
Give appropriate gifts
Don’t overspend. A wildly extravagant outing or gift can give the wrong idea. Skip the cliches, too. Keep it thoughtful and personal.
Make it a group date
Invite a low-key friend and their date, and hit the town as a foursome. A fun group dynamic can help ease tension.