Heidi Klum is going to say it with a surprise box of confetti hearts, cute underwear and chocolates. Katy Perry is said to be buying Russell Brand a lilac-colored Bentley. So how are you going to make your guy feel like the only man in the universe on Valentine’s Day?
It’s a given that your beau will romance you with a candle-lit dinner, but what will you do to ensure this night of love will be forever brulée-torched in your memories? Here are a few tips:
Dress to Impress
Ditch your Bridget Jones-style orthopedic underpants and usual denims. Your man is booking a delicious meal in an attempt to ignite your sensual appetite, so the least you can do is make an effort.
Men are very Pavlovian when it comes to clothes, and what turns them on is a fitted dress and soft, figure-hugging fabrics. The Little Black Dress is always a good standby – a little cleavage, a spritz of perfume and high heels should have him salivating. Take a cue from Heidi, and make sure that what’s underneath is equally enticing. Forget the Spanx, and put on those sexy knickers and a push-up bra.
Give Him a Gift
You might not be buying him a Bentley, but that doesn’t mean the effort is all his. Give him a token of your appreciation and affection – maybe a guy necklace, a compilation CD of both of your favorite songs, or even a framed photograph of you together. You want this gift to remind him of you every time he sees or wears it, so avoid the generic.
Create Some Ambiance
Chances are, you’ll be at your place later, so make sure you have all the ingredients to whip up his favorite cocktail and snacks. Remember to tidy up, and set the stage with dim lighting and soft pillows. Have candles and mood music at the ready, put some flowers in a vase, and get your best and softest clean sheets on the bed. It’s the little details that count. Maybe have some strawberries and sparkling wine, if not Champagne, in the fridge for the morning.
The night doesn’t stop once he pays the check. You want to continue the romance when you get home, and nothing says, “I don’t care” more than a messy apartment and an unmade bed.
If you plan out every detail, you’ll be in for a delicious night!
Babe Scott, a self-declared “manthropologist,” is the author of Delicious Dating: The Single Girl’s Guide to Decoding Men by Their Wining and Dining Styles. A magazine publisher in her native Australia, Babe broke bread with more than 100 men, and interviewed more than 200 men and women to reveal how to judge a man’s potential as a lover and husband by what and where he eats. Learn more at www.BabeScott.com, and follow her on Twitter: @DeliciousDating.