This week I have been playing around the Internet reading articles I wouldn’t normally read and thinking of how crazy the world of dating has actually become. I was on Yahoo Shine and there were two articles that I clicked in to read. I have to admit, the comments are often more entertaining than the article itself. At the time when I actually read the articles there were only like ten comments or so on one of them and maybe twenty on the other.
Anyway, one article was about first dates and flowers. Now I have to admit I think it’s rather sweet if a guy brings flowers to a first date. I love flowers and rarely do I ever receive them as a gift unless I’m giving myself a gift that is. So the idea was more “oh, how sweet,” educing for me. I didn’t realize it would be so controversial for others. Some of the men thought women expect too much. I don’t know how flowers equate to being too much, but a few of these guys thought so. Others thought it was setting the bar too high. In other words, men are beneath sweet gestures even if those gestures are just done from time to time. I don’t men; it doesn’t seem as if women, or some men, have very good ideas about what you all are capable of doing. I can only imagine what the rest of the comments focused on, but I have yet to go back to continue to read. How could something as sweet as flowers become so “hot topic,” debate?
Personally, I think even a single wildflower is nice, but that’s just because I think it’s really quite sweet for a guy to bring flowers to a date. Flowers are really beautiful…some of them anyway. Of course I’m going on the premise that I know this guy and he’s picking me up at home. If he’s not picking me up at home and we’re meeting at a local spot then one single flower is much easier to manage than an entire bushel of them. I don’t know…I just think it’s sweet for a guy to bring flowers on occasion and I don’t find it creepy to have it done on the first date. But that’s just me. What do you think? Vote in the poll and then, if you want, tell us why you feel the way you feel about flowers and first dates.
Flowers on the first date a Do or a Don’t?