So, you’re finally going out with that one person who drags your eyes while passing by. Congratulations! There are butterflies all over the place, rainbows in the sky, and you feel more alive than ever. However, along with all the excitement and anticipation also comes an inevitable panic attack. What to wear? Where to go? What to bring?
Dating customs and etiquette have been changing a lot in the past generations. Flowers seem to resist the test of time and its cultural changes. However, flowers have been playing different roles as a gift in different moments of the relationship. In this article, we’ll talk about playing the flower card and how not to overplay it.
A Flower for Every Moment?
Of course, everyone loves receiving gifts, and flowers can be beautiful signs of caring for others. Yet, there can be too much of a good thing, and a flower given at the wrong moment can send the wrong message. Consider updating your knowledge if you’ve been learning your flirting skills with movies such as Gone with the Wind.
Flowers on the first date have been outdated for a while and can backfire painfully, in most cases. If you aren’t Clark Gable, neither exist in black and white; drop this tactic altogether. You really don’t want to look needy, desperate, or old-fashion in the wrong way.
It doesn’t mean that flowers lost their value as a gift, though. They’ll always be welcome on particular dates and occasions. It means there’ll be moments when you’ll actually have to shop for the best deals on flowers: anniversaries, graduations, Valentine’s Day. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to give flowers to your significant other.
No Rule of Thumb
Everyone is different, and there isn’t a rule of thumb when we talk about two people connecting. Anyway, specialists advise staying open and attentive to your significant other’s tastes and interests. Pick up small leads during a regular conversation, and decide upon a gift for your first date. If a particular flower came up in a conversation for some reason, bringing it to the date can be a good move.
Now that you know when and when not to bring flowers to your date, it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of Botanics. Check below some of the most popular options and when they’re best used.
Roses are timeless classics, not only the red ones but the myriad of colors of this romantic flower. They can come either in a single stem or a whole bunch, depending on the occasion. There are over 20 shades to choose from.
Casablanca lilies make up for impressive bouquets. They look astonishing, delicate, smell nice, and will definitely make your significant other feel special. There are five shades: orange, yellow, pink, red, and white. For this reason, they look great as decoration, and it’s an excellent way to stay around somehow. Typically, the red one conveys a message of passion, while the white one reminds virtue and purity.
Gerberas are incredibly colorful and not as apparent as roses or lilies. Besides, it’s one of the longest-lasting cut flowers, which is a sweet and subtle way to say you’d like to be around for a second date.
Tulips are common alternatives to roses, for more passionate messages. This flower also comes in a wide array of colors, depending on the time of the year.
Daisies look less pretentious and are a perfect choice if you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. They’re fresh, delicate, and mix a few qualities from the other plants mentioned above. If you want to gift flowers, but are afraid of looking over the top, consider giving daisies.
Flowers are colorful, fresh, and light-hearted, as hopefully, your date will be. Because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all protocol for dates, be creative and sensible when choosing a flower or arrangement of flowers for your dearest one.