My friends were so surprised that at 24 years old I had never had a real Valentine’s Day, but I am pretty sure I am not alone (please LEAVE COMMENTS below if this year was also your first V-Day! Last Valentine’s Day, my friend told me not to be sad that I didn’t have anyone to celebrate with - when the time is right, it will exceed all your expectations. So let’s go back to talking about the big V-Day date, and chatting about some points that I think are interesting to share.Having "the talk"Before V-Day this year, my boyfriend and I had been dating for a couple of months, and we were right at the point of “defining the relationship.” We had a big, formal talk over dinner one night to discuss where we were in this relationship and where it should be going, and this talk basically determined if we would celebrate Valentine’s Day together. Well, the first Valentine’s Day I actually got to celebrate, anyway. for two years now, I have been experienced many firsts, but none of them compare to the first I experienced last week - my first Valentine’s Day.In other words, when it comes to V-Day, people either have it for sure, or don’t even think of it. But the key is that everything is talkable, and open communication is the key to navigating the relationship scene in a country that we are not originally from.American dating rituals can keep a lot of surprises in store for the unsuspecting ex-pat, even one who was successful with women in his own country.
We used this V-Day to make it official that we are only dating each other, and we got the chance to have beautiful V-Day date night at the beach.
S.: dating, casual dating, relationship, open relationship (this one does not make any sense to me), serious relationship, etc.
It’s easy to see how people could be confused about which stage they are and which stage their partners are.
“If she had her doubts about whether or not the date was still on, why didn’t she just call and ask? Women are conditioned into having what borders on a phobia about it.
In her mind, the man is supposed to pursue her, and for her to call you is to make her sound desperate and compromise her status as a strong and independent woman.