Valentines Day is just around the corner, and the desire of having a special someone to celebrate it with is something I understand. As the day approaches, you might wonder when do you ask someone to be your Valentine. Fret not, as I am a decisive guide for you.
The best time to ask someone to be your Valentine is at least a week to ten days before the day. This can depend on the level of your intimacy with the said person. Say it’s someone you’re interested in and not officially dating, then it’s better to ask way-way ahead. Even two weeks ahead. But if it’s your partner whom you know will likely give a positive answer, then it’s safe to ask even a day prior or the day of Valentine’s Day.
Let’s see exactly what you should keep in mind before asking someone the big question and how to go about it.
When Do You Ask Someone To Be Your Valentine? Don’t You Hurry!
The best time to ask someone to be your Valentine depends from person to person.
If you’re crushing on someone and want to take things to the next level, it is probably a good idea to ask them at least one week prior to the day. Why, do you ask? That’s because, in all likelihood, you’re not the only one interested in them, and someone else might steal your share of the pie if you leave it till late.
It is also important to consider the possibility of getting a no. There’s always a 50 percent chance of that happening, so be prepared for the alternate outcome.
On the contrary, if you are in a relationship and want to spice things up a bit, ask your partner to be your Valentine whenever you want. You know you’re not restricted by any date or time. It will help keep the spark in your relationship alive and burning.
We have all seen cute videos on the internet of couples who have been married 50 years and are still asking each other to be their valentines, and it leaves us teary-eyed. Now, that takes effort and commitment.
How Do You Ask A Boy To Be Your Valentine? Guys Are Waitin’!
Ladies, listen up, you know what they say about the way to a man’s heart? Yes, it’s through their stomach, and it’s true. It doesn’t take much for us boys to be happy. Whip up a meal for your man or treat him to a special dinner; you won’t see someone happier.
If you are crushing on a boy or see a potential romantic relationship with someone you just started dating, this goes for you too. You don’t have to go out for fancy dinners or something like that necessarily. No, no. Order some good food you know he likes and play some video games together. Do what comes naturally to you.
If it’s your colleague or an acquaintance, nothing says “I want to get to know you” than going out to grab a quick bite on Valentine’s Day. It’s a great ice breaker, too, since you can talk about food, and who doesn’t like to do that!
If food is not your thing, that’s okay too; go the traditional way and ask them the question straight up. Maybe gift them a great perfume; guys love perfumes!
Besides food, you can ask someone to be your Valentine by writing a letter or giving a card. That’s the epitome of romance, but you see what fits for you.
How Do You Ask A Girl To Be Your Valentine? Expensive Gifts.. NAHHHH!
Okay, so now boys, the key to a great way to ask a girl to be your Valentine is – thought.
Girls appreciate thoughtfulness and effort. Don’t worry about spending money on flashy things and expensive jewelry. It is always the thought that counts for women, or so I have heard. This doesn’t mean that you don’t spoil her if you have the money. No, what I am saying is, you don’t have to break the bank to impress your partner or potential partner.
Give her a handmade card. It will show that you’re creative and unique and that you care about her by putting in so much effort for her. If it’s your partner you are looking to propose to on Valentine’s Day, then getting them something that they need is a good way to show how much you love them.
For those who want to ask a potential future girlfriend, try and find out what she likes. Chocolates and dedicated Valentine’s Day Cards are a safe bet. Flowers and bouquets scream sophistication, but maybe she’s allergic to followers, so better find that out. You don’t want her getting redder than the roses you gave her.
Again, perfumes are a good option to give someone on Valentine’s day. If they accept your proposal and come wearing the same perfume on the date with you, that will be so so cool!
You Proposed & They Accepted! Now What Does It Mean To Be Someone’s Valentine?
So you sent him or her the flowers, you sent them a card and asked them to be your Valentine. They accepted, but does it mean you are together forever and will be inseparable? Not really, so what does it mean to be someone’s Valentine?
Someone who proposed to a new person can be a sign of interest and acceptance that they are ready to date and give you a shot. If you are dating and you ask your partner to be your Valentine, it might mean that things are quite serious. So, it depends on the dynamics of the relationship that the two people share about what it means to be someone’s Valentine.
The thing is, being someone’s “Valentine” is so vague it’s often confusing. People often misread the signs and make scenarios in their heads that aren’t there, to begin with.
If they’ve accepted being your Valentine, I suggest taking it easy and taking it one day at a time. Communication is key with your partner. While it may seem magical with butterflies and unicorns in the sky, things sometimes don’t work out either.
If you are in a happy relationship (touchwood!), being someone’s Valentine just means being someone’s loved one. It can be used as a term of endearment sometimes as well.
The best thing to do is always keep your expectations in check. If nothing else works out, you know you have yourself to depend on and love.
So long-term partner or a potential partner, being someone’s Valentine is a magical feeling. There is no particular day you need to wait to confess your love for someone but if this day gives you an opportunity, then take it. Valentines Day is often the push people need to put their feelings out there, so go out and spread the love! St. Valentines will be smiling down at you.