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Romance her on a Budget

Updated on July 10, 2011

Valentine Day Horror Stories

Come Valentine's Day and all the guys I know start telling horror stories about how they spent so much on a girl friend and had the worst experience.

I keep listening to the tales and realize that most of these guys just feel spending lots of money is the key to making a woman happy. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

So here's the real deal guys, pay attention to what I say and you can have a great Valentine's Day on a budget. And no she will not be mad at you for spending so little.

Tips and Tricks for Romance on a Budget

Valentine's Day is not about the expensive gifts you give her, but about showing her how much she means to you.

So for starters try and spend the full day with her. If you can't because of work or school or whatever reason, make sure that the time you spend together is made special for her.

If you are planning on a meal together, you don't have to go to a restaurant. Rustle up something at home. Decorate the room with a huge Valentine's Day banner. And get a lot of pink stuff to complement the feel of the room.

Try write a poem for her. If you are not too poetic pick up a ready one from the internet and read it out for her. Of course pick something that she will like and not be too mushy.

Pick up a charm bracelet for her or a little heart pendant. The piece of jewelry should be something that she can wear and keep with her long after the day is over.

Make sure you make her wear it the first time. The whole process needs to go smoothly so practice the catch before hand. Don't curse at that moment. And all the better if it is handmade.

If you have a budget that you have set aside for a gift, try and make it a hamper. Again it does not have to be expensive. Girls love to open a lot of small gifts rather than just one gift. Its just a girlie thing.

Your girl, if she is really in love with you, is not looking for money. She is looking for the statement "I love you" to be highlighted in all your actions. Just be romantic and make her feel special. That is all that she really wants.


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    • scla profile image


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Great tips. Keeping romance alive on a budget in these economic times is a must.

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      The reason I did not include chocolates and flowers is that they are so common. Plus some ladies may be watching their diet.

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      SEO Expert Kerala 

      9 years ago from KERALA

      buying chocolates is enough for me

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      Thanks AlexK, hope you enjoyed it.

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      9 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      A lot in a small space. Very useful. Congratulations.

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from India

      Thank you Peter. I'm glad other people feel the same way.

      Oh my dear bingskee that is so sweet of you. I wish you the best new year possible too.

      Dame Scribe thanks for stopping by.I'm glad you liked the hub.

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      Dame Scribe 

      9 years ago from Canada

      I so agree with your advice. Great tips! :)

    • bingskee profile image


      9 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      this is one nice article, cashmere. it is this misconception that it is those costly gifts that makes the day though i must say that as an exception, there are also women who considers expensive gifts as token of love. :-D

      a happy new year to you. i know it's a little late wishing you but i still wanted to wish you all the good things for this new year. :-D

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      Peter Dickinson 

      9 years ago from South East Asia

      True enough it is love that counts...not money. Thank you for the article.


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