(Subjectively, of course, I want him to knock on my door holding a chocolate bar that says "I Won't Bail Like Your Dad Did" on it, but I don't make the rules.)5 to 10 dates: This one is less cut-and-dry.
In this ferret's opinion, one month and/or 5 to 10 dates is the benchmark where you do deserve, at the very least, flowers or a card or something.
~*~*~*~" So here is an expert guide (by "expert" I mean "me," and by "me" I mean "functionally illiterate ferret woman") to what you should expect on Valentine's Day from your new partner, based on how long you've been dating.
Less than 5 dates: Awkward dancing around the approaching holiday and more or less not acknowledge it at all.
Valentines Day is supposed to be a day of romance, but it's often a stressful time instead.
Flowers are expensive and restaurants are booked solid.
If you’ve been keeping it casual, haven’t said the L word, and haven’t organised any romantic gestures, it’d be a bit weird to suddenly make a huge effort for Valentine’s Day.
When you've just started dating someone and it shows promise — and you are in that weird grey area between "Everything you say surprises and delights me!Talking About It and Making a Plan Getting a Gift or Card Picking an Event Community Q&A Valentine’s Day for new couples may feel as awkward as a 10-ton gorilla doing ballet, given that your feelings for one another are very new and you're not sure where your relationship is headed.Whether you’ve been on only one date or have been seeing each other for a few weeks, the dreaded red-hearted holiday can make even the most confident dater feel insecure about how to approach the holiday.And secondly, because if you didn’t exchange gifts over Christmas, you haven’t yet hit the gift-exchanging stage.It’s an easy way to figure out the Valentine’s Day conundrum, basically, with a simple, black and white rule. Project Love‘s Selina Barker reckons Valentine’s Day celebrations all depend on how the new relationship is going.