Giving yourself the opportunity to treat your sweetie to a great day is always in season. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about Valentine’s Day, or Christmas or any other day where you really want to show your loved ones just how special they are and how much they mean to you. You just need to make sure that you’re thinking about your budget.
We know. We know. It’s just not sexy to think that you have to think about the numbers when you’d rather be thinking about the romance. However, the two are most definitely connected to each other. You have to have your finances in order to be relaxed enough to enjoy the quality time with your sweetheart. If your finances are out of line, you’re not going to be happy. You’re not going to feel like you’re going to be able to really have a good time at all. You need to make sure that you will be able to do whatever you can to make the day come alive.
What if you don’t have a lot of money? Do you really need to go with overpriced flowers and chocolates? Not necessarily. Try cooking a nice meal at home rather than going out. The truth is that you aren’t going to be getting a relaxed dinner on the town. This is the busiest day of the year for many restaurants, and they want to turn those tables over as fast as possible. So if you think that you’re going to be able to savor that steak, we have news for you — you really won’t. It’s going to mean that you have to think carefully about what you’re actually going to do for that day and then leave those things there. In other words, you have to let go of the notion that you HAVE to do anything.
When romance is forced, things don’t really work right. When romance is forced, your partner feels like they’re more or less an obligation rather than a person. You don’t want them to feel that way. You don’t want them to feel like they’re in the way of your happiness as well.
A romantic night is about the two of you. You can spoil them…but prepare yourself, because this is real: they want to spoil you as well. As long as you keep that in mind, there’s no way that you can do wrong. You give some, you get some.
We’ll let you figure the rest out. Good luck and remember — having good financial hygiene IS romantic in of itself!