Valentines Day is supposed to be a day of romance, but it's often a stressful time instead.Flowers are expensive and restaurants are booked solid.Being in a new relationship can feel like a whole lot of pressure — especially if you started dating right before effing Valentine's Day.Gift-giving can be super stressful (even if you've been together for ages!Even if you just started seeing each other, your actions — or inactions — will be noticed, and may be telling to your match about where you two stand.So before you make any plans, know that the key to surviving the V-Day hype when you’re single is to keep things low key.Just to clarify, by no means are you ever obligated to give any gifts on this occasion or any other occasion for that matter.Giving a gift is something people should only do because they feel like it and it should never be mandated. By the way, If you are planning to buy a gift I recommend you take a look at a recent article I wrote where I provide 10 Valentine Gifts Ideas for Him. With 100 chances to win, these sexy scratch tickets give a whole new meaning to lotto fever!
This is a great question and one where you really have to do some thinking before making a decision.
Getting the perfect gift might seem impossible, but a little thoughtfulness goes a long way.
For new couples, the best V-Day gift-buying strategy is to keep your significant other's interests in mind, while not going over the top.
"If you’ve been dating for a short time, like three months or less, then spending too much can be a bit creepy," relationship coach Cathryn Mora tells Bustle.
"I’d suggest cooking a nice candlelit meal at home.