Yesterday I read about an iVillage survey in a New York Post article. 75% of women say a simple "I love you" is enough for Valentine's Day. Really?
Did they only query women who weren't planning to have sex on Valentine's weekend to get that cozy sweet answer?
I went to Google and looked for more surveys--and found so many surveys. Some say a significant percentage of women will break up with the guy who forgets Valentines Day; others say that women buy cards and are more apt to send them to family and friends than romantic partners, that the majority of men plan a dinner date or send flowers, that a growing number of women are paying for the Valentine's dates--and women withhold sex from men who withhold romance.
The scientific bottom line, gentlemen: If you are involved in a sexual relationship and would like to keep it going, romance the lady. I don't care what the TV commercial tells you: Don't send a dressed up teddy bear to your lover (unless her idea of role playing includes her high school cheerleader's costume), though it is a nice gift for the little girls (and boys) who call you Daddy, Uncle or Gramps.
Ladies, don't pay for dinner on this of all nights because doing so spoils the tradition of Valentine's Day when the man is supposed to take charge. Let chivalry reign. Buy him a thoughtful little gift, but please, nothing too cute.
What if you are new lovers who have never said, and aren't ready to say, "I love you??"
Finesse it. I love being with you. I love your eyes. Your hair. Your cock. The sound of your voice. The way you make me feel. That little thing you do with your tongue...
Tell me what you think about iVillage's claim that "I love you" is enough for Valentine's day. (Or do you have a best/worst Valentines story?) My favorite answer wins a copy of any of my books, your choice.
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