Anyone who knows me will say I'm not into romance. They're wrong. Who doesn't want to be wined and dined and made to feel special? I love of all those things - just not a long-term basis. So here are my top five tips for my perfect Valentine's Day:
- Send a card WITH YOUR NAME ON IT
Don't try to be all mysterious, signing it with an X or a cheesetastic 'your secret admirer'. That's just wasting my time. If you're into me, strap on a pair and let me know.
- Organise a fun date
This is very important. I'm all for a nice meal in a nice restaurant, but that can't be it for me. There is nothing fun about squinting at someone over candlelight. I like dancing and going to the cinema, but feel free to think outside of the box - bowling, go-karting, paintballing. Romance doesn't have to be boring.
- Bring me flowers and chocolates
Especially the chocolates. You don't have to spend a load of cash - a pretty but cheap bunch of flowers and a bar of Galaxy Caramel will do nicely and make me feel special. And you never know, I may make you feel special in return later on *suggestive wink*
- Arrive on time
Whether you are picking me up or meeting me at the venue. Nobody wants to be standing around like a tit, especially on Valentine's Day.
- Out By Eight
If you've done all of the above, you're probably going to get lucky with me. I'm that kind of girl. But please, for the love of God, don't hang around the morning after. I'm not going to make you breakfast in bed. We are not going to snuggle. To be honest, we're probably never going to go on a date again (I'm that kind of girl), so just get dressed and get out by eight, preferably sooner.
Erm, thanks for that, Erin. That was very... insightful?
If you'd like to read more about Erin and her friend Ruth (who is not that kind of girl, I can assure you), A Beginner's Guide To Salad is available to download from Amazon here