• Do celebrate valentines day:

    If you're in a relationship or not, its a day to celebrate love and you can do this with your partner, your friends and your family.

  • Plan it in advance:

    Valentine's day is one of the busiest days of the year for most resturants and cinema's, so its advisable to plan ahead of time of the movie you want to see and also make reservations for the resturant so it wont be fully booked on that day.

  • Make it creative:

    Its better to think outside the box and plan something creative for the day. do something that would suprise your partner that'll put a big smile on his/her face.

  • Shop with abandon:

    It's the one day in a year dedicated to show how thankful you are for all the love in you life. Even if it is to the homeless, make it worthwhile for the receiver.

  • Make it last all day:

    While most of us have work and responsibilities to attend to on Valentine’s Day, it is possible to maintain the romance throughout the day with minimal money and effort.


  • Don't "pretend" to forget the date:

    If valentine's day is important to the person you care about then you should not pretend to forget it. Not only will forgetting about Valentine’s Day potentially upset and hurt your partner, but you may find that they bring it up every February 14th for years to come!

  • Dont' overanalyze his gift:

    Unlike men, women have a tendency to analyze every word, gift and gesture from their partner to decipher hidden meanings. Just because he gives you a cheap gift it doesn’t mean he is making a statement about your relationship.

  • Don't overspend:

    Keep within your budget and have the nicest day you can afford. If it is too much, she'll likely be panicked about money and too stressed to have fun.

  • Don't have unrealistic expectations:

    While your partner wants to be pampered, you also have to understand that his/her day is filled with many demands; kids, work, house, and more. Make sure you go the extra mile, but keep your expectations realistic and in check.

  • Don't do the same thing you did last year:

    Even if it worked well, your partner will appreciate something new and different. He/she wants to know that you thought about them as you planned your Valentine's Day gift or event.