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With Valentine's day just around the corner, we can see a surge in the sale of red roses, teddy bears and chocolates. Cliched much? These may work fine if you are a teenager, But when it comes to your twenties, your valentine probably expects something that is more symbolic. Why not go for a bigger gesture this time?
Are you planning to confess your love to that special someone this Valentine's? Or maybe you are planning to pop the big question? The M word? No matter what it is that you have in mind, it always helps when there is a personal touch. Let me explain.
If your crush is a person who is also a good friend of yours, then I'm sure that you would be knowing her favorites when it comes to food and drinks. It is not necessary that you have to take her to a posh five star hotel and pop the question in front of a hundred strangers. Why not go somewhere cosy and intimate. A place that perhaps you hang out together.
If you are a writer, then why not write a poem expressing your love for her? Even if you are not that great a writer, it's always the thought that counts. It also shows the efforts that you have gone to.
Bake her a cake. Yeah, I can see you rolling your eyes now. But seriously, baking a cake is not such a big deal nowadays. There are ready made cake mixes that are available in the market in case you are a beginner.
In case you can manage to get her away for a getaway, all the more better. What's better than popping the question when you are having fun. Get her flowers, not necessarily red roses. But her favorite ones. Pop a bottle of champagne or red wine, according to his/ her taste.
A hot air balloon ride sounds pretty romantic to me on Valentine's day. I'm not too much into love confessions in public places. But hey, go for whatever rocks your boat! If you are dating a bibliophile, then gift her some good hardbound of her favorite classics- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre or even a trilogy that she's been wanting to get her hands on.
Speaking of books, isn't the library one of the most romantic places on earth? Remember Carrie Bradshaw and how she planned her first wedding in the New York Public Library. Because as Carrie says, it is “the classic New York landmark that housed all the great love stories”. Well, that wedding never happened and we all know why. But my point is that, go for the library! Unless you are dating a jerk like Big, there's no reason why it shouldn't work.
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