8 Valentine's Day don'ts to keep in mind

Remember not to do these things

Couple on a date (Courtesy)

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching folks. Is your gift ready? Is your outfit ready? And most importantly, are you ready? As you prepare for lovers’ day, we thought it would be necessary to remind you of some important Valentine’s Day don’ts aka things not to do so as not to ruin the day.

1. Don’t go on a date without your own money.

Hey, shit happens. A card could get declined. Mpesa network could be down, your date could fail to show up for one reason or another. To be on the safe side. Do carry your own money, just in case!

2. Don’t do the same thing you did last year.

A little too predictable, don’t you think? If you went for a candle lit dinner at a specific restaurant, at least switch things up this year and surprise her.

3. Don’t look basic.

It’s the least you can do. Take time to get ready; trim your beard and hair, clean up nice and suit up or get a nice understated but stylish outfit.

4. Don’t give a cliché gift.

There is a tone of gift ideas out there. Stop playing safe with the flowers, socks, belts, chocolate and what not. Seriously, people are tired of those gifts, shape up or ship out. If you cannot afford, you can also give a sentimental gift like a love letter or something small but super meaningful. You could also cook and have an indoors date. You don’t really have an excuse. Or do you?

5. Don’t give a plastic rose.

For the love of God, please, you’d rather pick a random fresh flower from a garden than give a plastic rose. It’s the most unromantic thing you can do on Valentine’s Day.

6. Don’t have very high expectations.

Ladies, don’t expect an out of the world date or to get engaged and all that jazz. Gents, don’t expect the night to end in toe-curling sex. She might be on her periods (that doesn’t stop some people) but you get the point!

7. Don’t let the pressure get to you.

Listen, it’s just a day like any other, no big deal. Don’t start sweating and running up and down stressed AF because you have no money or gift. If it’s really bad timing, your lover will understand and you can make it up to her at another time. If she doesn’t understand, then you deserve better. Seriously. Also, no pressure during the date. Do the usual, keep your phone away, have good conversation starters, don’t forget dinner etiquette, smile, breathe in and carry some mints (food might be garlic-y).

8. Don’t forget!

If you easily forget things, set an alarm in the morning to remind you. 

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