Dear Reverend Awesome, Mistress of Advice--
Seriously, what kind of flower bouquet does a woman like? What kind of date does a woman like? Does she like goofing around at bars or getting dressed up? Movies? I mean, I have been married so long I really do not know, and I would love to hear.
(because a long married guy realizes that beer and popcorn and grocery store flowers may not be every woman's ideal).
Thanks for writing. I will hopefully be of some assistance to you as I am a lady and should know what ladies like.
As far as flower bouquets go, it’s never a bad idea to send a bouquet to the office. If you’re going the bouquet route.
If you’re going to wait and give the flowers to her when she gets home, I’d go with something that doesn’t die. Something that can either be replanted outside (and you plant it for her) or something that can sit in the window and continue to be enjoyed. It’s just sad watching flowers die. Less sad if they are sent to an office for people to “ohhh” and “ahhh” over.
The date depends on the day. If she’s had a rather exhausting day something low-key is better. Perhaps a movie and dinner. I’d say the perfect date would mix silly and romantic. Like go mini-golfing or bowling and then to a nice dinner. A fun and fancy combo. Plus the mini-golf or bowling opens the door for trash talk and that's never not fun.
And you should have the date all planned out beforehand. Don’t say “we’ll do whatever you want” cuz what you’re really saying is “you think of a date for me.” You think of it. If you think she might not like the restaurant you pick out, give a couple of options.
Be sure to have a bottle of wine on hand so when you return from your fun night out the fun can continue at home.
Hope that helps.
Your Mistress of Advice,