For some each day leading to Valentine’s day is a roller coaster of anxiety and uncertainty. It’s literally an entire day meant to be spent proclaiming your love for someone.
This can be a bit overwhelming especially when you’re just casually hooking up with someone or you’ve not made the relationship official. Here’s how to handle valentine’s day when you’re not officially dating:
You’re not official so there’s no pressure
Don’t feel pressured to make Valentine’s Day plans, this shouldn’t be an issue. You’re not official so you are not obligated to go all out especially if you don’t want too. The reality is you may not be ready to put your emotions out there, spend money on an expensive gift, or say “I love you.” Don’t allow a date on the calendar pressure you into speeding things along or force a ‘what are we’ talk if you feel it’s not time.
Set realistic expectations
Don’t be that girl who expects something special from the man that’s not really her man. Have realistic expectations, if nothing happens it’s not the end of the world. Rather have plans of your own independent of him.
Make sure you’re on the same page
The person you’re seeing may already have plans, or even be further along in a relationship with someone else. If you’re thinking of making it official, just be sure signs are pointing in the direction that these feelings will be reciprocated. Regardless of where you fall from casual to committed, the recipe for a successful Valentine’s Day is making sure you’re on the same page.
Talk about your plans
The best way to avoid awkwardness on Valentine’s day is to just have a conversation about it. Sure this way not be the easiest thing to do but it’s better than guessing.