No, my biggest issue is the way it gets shoved down one’s throat earlier and earlier every year.
Hell, stores in Austin were putting up Christmas displays in October.
Here’s a handy rule of thumb for potential gift budgets: 1 to 4 dates: a card.
Maybe a home cooked dinner and a good bottle of wine. Seriously, at this stage, you’re still getting to know one another.
Four senior dating tips to guide your renewed quest for love in your life.
Here’s a senior dating dilemma: On one hand, the society we live in tells people of a certain age that their best opportunities for love and romance have come and gone. On the other hand, a part of you still feels like an adventurous teenager, regardless of what age appears on your driver’s license.
Giving something practical like, say, cookware, implies a more committed relationship than you actually have.
Concert tickets, especially for a band she likes, are a great idea here.
Senior dating is not about filling someone’s now empty shoes or avoiding a repeat of past hurts.
It is about starting over entirely and finding new things to love about another unique person.
Every year, once we get past Thanksgiving and Black-Eye Friday and the Christmas Shopping Season It’s a trickier question than you’d think.
Gift giving, whether at Christmas, Valentine’s Day or a birthday, can be fraught with insecurity and peril, especially when you’re at the beginning of a new relationship – or worse, are still in the “are we/aren’t we” stage of dating.
After all, no matter how much we try to tell ourselves that a gift is just a gift, what you give to your sweetie carries an intrinsic message about how you feel about them and your relationship. Ask around; buying expensive or outrageous gifts when you’re still early in the relationship is going to be a red flag to the majority of people. There are plenty of men – myself included – who’ve made the mistake of overcommitting on a gift too early in the relationship. Sometimes we legitimately trying to bowl them over and effectively buy their affections.