Just started dating
Never empty your glass – You might be shaking like a leaf and nothing would settle your nerves more than to knock back the glass of wine on your table, but trust me, it’s not worth it.
(Just don’t get her a poinsettia—they’re mom flowers, they look super cheap, and they’re toxic to pets.) Pick a place near where she lives and offer to meet her at home beforehand, so she doesn’t have to carry those fuckers around all night.
You don't want to ignore the day, altogether, for fear of appearing apathetic, but you also don't want to overwhelm your crush with too much romance too soon. Make mental notes about what excites your sweetie and use these observations to help you decide the perfect gift.
What you need is a little token that says, "I think you're awesome and am totally thrilled to have met you," organically and without any pressure. Remember, just because your gift isn't going to be over the top, doesn't mean it shouldn't be special. Not only is gift-giving a great way to show that you've been paying attention to the other person, it's also an opportunity to share something about yourself.
How can you turn an awkward first date with the man of your dreams into the relationship you’ve dreamed of?
But exactly how do you find out without asking him outright and getting a look like you’ve just asked him to marry you?