Approaching Valentine’s Day, the Festival of Lovers par excellence and one of the most inflated and consumerist of the year. But, moral aside, because obviously we must remember to love each other every day, it is still that extra opportunity to pamper those we love. If we do not know what to do in order not to miss the Valentine’s etiquette comes to our rescue and tells us how to make it a special day.
Valentine’s Etiquette: 10 tips to make it a special day
1. Where to go, what to do
First we start from the assumption that it is not necessary to spend large amounts. Love is not measured in money by drying up the bank account. It is not law you have to go out to dinner in the most exclusive restaurant, indeed, very often it is considered more romantic and effective a theme dinner organized in the house, rather than a trip to one of the couple’s favorite places or return to where we met. The important thing is to organize something pleasing to the loved one and in the case of a dinner or any other activity that requires a reservation to do so in time.
2. The invitation
When you invite someone for Valentine’s Day, you do not need to feast on it with extra superfine and cloying moine. Everyone knows the sense of being invited to spend this holiday together and a sober and elegant note, perhaps accompanied by flowers, is fine. It may be useful to investigate earlier if the person we love has or does not like to celebrate it. Once this has been ascertained it is up to the man to reserve the restaurant, the pizzeria, the romantic weekend or any place where he intends to bring his beloved.
3. What to wear
The Valentine’s etiquette is very clear about it, the man must be treated without overdoing it while the refined woman, far from sexy and vulgar looks. Obviously useless to point out that everything depends on the type of location scheduled for the appointment. For a pizza or a cinema, jeans are fine, for something more elegant in an evening at the theater or in a chic restaurant.
4. What to give
Tradition has it that the gift should be reciprocal, but it is up to the man in the well-worn couples. As for the choice on where to go for gifts it is good to remember that expensive is not synonymous with great love. The best thing would be to choose something designed for each other based on their tastes, desires, passions or hobbies, surpassing the clichés of gadgets and heart-shaped chocolates. Those leave them to the younger ones. Flowers always remain the perfect Valentine’s gift for both new and established couples. Followed by jewels, possibly customized, but absolutely reserved for lasting couples.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day you know, the most common choice is a dinner out or at home. If you do not know the gastronomic preferences of those you love, investigate and proceed accordingly. The goal is to create a romantic atmosphere and enjoy some time together dedicated exclusively to the couple. Everything has to be taken care of in the smallest details and if you have children send them to sleep with their grandparents, their little friends or organize with a babysitter. At least for one evening, focus on each other, the relationship will benefit.
6. How to behave
The etiquette teaches us that in public we should never talk about money, health and sex. At the table you should never use a cell phone, you always sit facing each other and the man must be gallant to his partner even by paying the bill. The Valentine’s etiquette does not fail in all this, except, given the theme of the anniversary, to tolerate some slight and elegant sexual allusion. Let’s be clear, in certain situations any woman does not disdain a bit of healthy cavalry of the past, so dear men, at least for this day, get busy.
7. Effusions in private
A true Gentleman, as well as a real Lady, we will never see them kissing passionately or letting go of too intimate effusions in public. This does not mean there can not be games of looks, taking hands or caresses, everything is granted but with elegance and sobriety. Love is a pure feeling between two people and when it is true, strong, and above all you are sure of your relationship does not need to be flaunted to the four winds. Just live it with those we are interested in to be happy.
8. After the evening
The party of lovers celebrates romance and above all love for two. This does not absolutely imply that passion is suppressed; on the contrary, it is none other than its natural expression and consequence. But, as always, there is a way and a way. At the beginning of the relationship a true gentleman will never force the situation, will leave the evening to take his course always offering to accompany the beloved home and avoiding any kind of explicit allusion. In established relationships, however, one can very well take the trouble to organize something even in the bedroom. The only rule in both cases is to respect those we love without pushing the conclusion of the evening in one direction rather than another.
For couples who do not live together, in any way the romantic date has ended to celebrate Valentine’s Day we must thank. Never with a text message, let alone WhatsApp, but with a phone call yes. It is the minimum, the basis of education in general. For couples who live together, it is quite obvious that thanks will be made in person… Or between the sheets. ;)
10. Young couples
The young couples who recently attend and with whom the Valentine’s etiquette is more permissive deserve a slightly different speech. First of all, full freedom of expression is allowed using both classical and modern methods. You can then write love letters written by hand and romantic messages via WhatsApp or e-mail. Yes to gifts of all kinds and various fussiness.
The Valentine’s etiquette in short
In conclusion, after seeing step by step what we recommend the San Valentino etiquette we could do it shortly by noting how surely it is a party dedicated more to young couples. In fact, for adults it is recommended more a sober and elegant attitude than anything else. However, in both cases, one must remain oneself by simply showing some little extra attention to the loved one. But there is no obligation that imposes how, when, and why, it is also a party in which romantic lovers can have fun and always look for new inspiration on how to spend a special Valentine’s Day. In this regard, I suggest you read the guide of Valentine’s Day that I found on Fotoregali.com full of suggestions for a romantic date, with many gift ideas, quotes of love and perfect songs as a soundtrack. I can only wish you all the love of the world and if you already have an idea of how you will celebrate it, let me know that I am still on the high seas.