“If a guys walks in and says ‘My girlfriend loves freesias, give me worth,’ that’s easy for us to do.” Albertelli says. Well, if you don’t know, you can either A) ask, or B) try to figure it out yourself by looking at the colors she generally wears, or the general color scheme of her apartment.
A fail safe option if you don’t know her favorite flower? While it isn’t as specific as knowing her favorite flower (maybe she doesn’t have one! “Guys generally shy away from roses on first dates because of their perceived significance and value,” Albertelli says.
), a florist will be able to point you in the direction of bouquets of a certain color. “If they don’t know someone that well, a single rose or an in-season bouquet works well.” Basically, roses have a reputation for being fairly expensive and signifying deep passion: usually it’s best to keep the undying passion and lavish gifts for later on in a relationship. Now might be the time to go for the big guns and get her some roses. Gramercy Park Flowers makes it easy to say I’m sorry by selling Jacques Torres chocolates to go along with bouquets.
(Or, if you’re buying flowers at a stand or market, you can, you know, see for yourself.) For example: Blue delphiniums… Alberetti suggests requesting a garden mix instead, which will be a bouquet of whatever the florist has in season. If you think a big bouquet and chocolates are a little over-the-top, you’re completely right: but that’s why you gotta own it.
A third bonus, as Alberetti points out, is that a guy can get away with spending less if his girlfriend happens to like peonies or freesias, rather than shelling out for more expensive (and generic) roses.
And ultimately, it makes things easier for the purchaser: if you have a type in mind, you can simply tell the florist the flower and the amount you want to spend, and let him or her take care of the rest. That’s like, one of those questions everyone playfully asks each other within the first three weeks of dating?
Wanna know an old-school romance trick that actually works? Whether its for a special occasion or for no reason whatsoever, I’d venture to say there’s no girl alive who wouldn’t be just pleased as punch to be presented with a bouquet of beautiful flowers — in Spring.
What women want: "Don’t be an asshole and wash your asshole." It’s that simple! We’ll let Carly Aquilino and Jessimae Peluso fill you in on the rest.
We tapped the two comediennes—performing together on Saturday as part of the New York Comedy Festival a.k.a.
It’s hot when a dude, for some reason, knows about wine. Put away your smelly boxing gloves, your dirty shorts, and the cheese that’s crushed into your counter from two weeks ago when you and your boys went out drinking until five o’clock in the morning. If you’re having a girl over the house for the first time, make sure your toilet is clean, not disgusting.
Guys’ bathrooms are always the most disgusting thing. Plan a surprise and be like, "Hey, I wanted you to think I forgot your birthday, but we’re going away on vacation!