Wednesday, July 7, 2010

WWKD: Romancing Ladies

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).
--Penny's dad

Penny’s Dad,
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,


Gary's third pottery blog said...

I hadn't thought of the mini golf and trash talking option! Holy cats that is BRILLIANT :) I love mini golf....probably every woman does....

k.a. barnes said...

Trash-talking & people watching. With snacks (and beers) that might just be the perfect date.

Becky Jo said...

Good call on the flowers... Non-dying flowers are the way to go, IMO.

Jill A. Brown said...

Pearls of wisdom! I tell ya!! Pearls!!!

Tiffany said...

It *is* sad to watch flowers die!

Leigh said...

I am just so thankful you mention to plan the date out beforehand. Nothing is more annoying than "I dunno, what do you wanna do", "I dunno what do you wanna do". Errr annoys me just thinking about it.... some things NOT to do, you should never pull over at the local mcd's and polish the smudges off your wheels! (WTF!)... and on a first date never go anywhere secluded, ITS FREAKIN' CREEPY! She will be too worried that you are going to kidnap and murder her to have a good time. O and also, if you see someone you know, never leave her sitting there so you can go chitchat... she may just get up and walk outside to call her best friend to come pick her up, then on the way home she will trash talk you and then her friend will be so disgusted with your behavior that she in turn calls all her friends and tells them you are a dog thus you being blackballed from the female community....and if that friend happens to have a man that just so happens to be a friend of yours, then his relationship is over as well because he's guilty by association. It could end badly for everyone, you see.

ugh.... but yeah I agree mini golf and a potted plant is safe. ;)

Reverend Awesome said...

I know! I hate that! Don't make me figure out things for you! That's no fun.

Wiping the smudges off of tire!? WHY? Oh my gosh. How weird. Do you think he was trying to subtly showcase his good taste in tires? Figuring out a way to draw your attention to his Michelins. Cuz that would also be totally normal. How bizarre! And at a McDonalds for the kicker.

No gravel roads until you love each other. That's a good rule of thumb.

All excellent advice.

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