I'm having my first real relationship right about now, 18 years old and she's about a year younger than me. I'm in college, she dropped out of high school, but I've thought she was cute for a very long time, since we were in high school together. My friend greased the wheel (told me she wouldn't mind dating me), but because I was nervous it's been kind of vague. I spaghetti'd while letting her know I was interested, but I still did it. I've been over to her house for Thanksgiving and met her family (her brother is in my friend group so that wasn't a romantic night, but her family knows me, and mine her). Her mom likes me a lot, or so I'm told by her and her brother.
So, I want to take her out on Valentine's Day to seal the deal. I'm thinking about taking her to a movie, or out to dinner perhaps. Should I get her a gift, or is that too formal? I want the first date to be nice. How can I be smooth if we're both spaghetti spewers?
Well, if you already know her, a movie would be fine. Not much of a chance for conversation, though. Dinner is a good idea, you can be with each other and still converse, and lots of restaurants have Valentine's day specials, but book early.
As far as a gift goes... maybe keep it a small gesture, nothing too grand or expensive. Skip the sappy card, make one yourself. No jewelry for a first gift. Flowers are usually a good bet.
Because she's already sorta agreed to it, kinda. We hang out with friends, we cuddle there, we've been jokingly referred to as dating. But you're right, it hasn't really actually started yet, I'm a bit of a beta.
I was thinking flowers and/or chocolate as a gift, so thanks, I'll be doing that. Probably a little sappy handwritten card telling her she's lovely, too, because she is.
A movie would have too little time for conversation, but if I spill my spaghetti too hard dinner could have long and awkward pauses, now that I'm thinking about it. Maybe an activity to go along with it like bowling would work.
>movie or dinner
If she is outgoing and loves to talk, then dinner.
If she is more reserved then cinema.
>gift or not
a small gift would not hurt at all. maybe something simple, but high quality. is she into makeup? if it is the case, i have a lot of suggestions.
Different femanon here, I wouldn't suggest makeup as a present. Different girls have different preferences about what they wear, what colours, what skin tone they have etc. and if you're not even sure whether she wears makeup, how would you know what she likes? Unless she has asked for something specific, stay away from the makeup route. Go with a giftcard if you want, but don't buy makeup as a present unless you know for sure she wants something.
yeah i know that. maybe something 'universal'. like, a mascara, or a eyeshadow primer. >>16779979
'better than sex mascara' by too faced. it is just perfect, i'm sure she will love it, even because it's really easy to use, improves you look overall, you just need few seconds to apply, and you can use it on daily basis.
I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard people say they don't like that mascara and prefer others. See? There is no 'universal' makeup product, it's all subject to preferences - just because one person likes a product, doesn't mean another will. OP doesn't even know if she uses makeup anyway