Clichés become clichés simply because they are something tried and tested, that works well every time. Except by the time it becomes a cliché, its effect has been diminished and what could be a gesture from the heart can seem like it has been copied. Romance is one area where all the very best ideas have been done to death and therefore, unfortunately, this means that you have to work a little harder to try and get the same great effect.
Valentine’s Day is one day where you should try to avoid clichés at all cost. The hard part is, the day itself is kind of clichéd, especially since it is telling you this is day you should be romantic, when in actuality being romantic on a random day is going to be much more effective. However, if you do nothing for Valentine’s Day you risk leaving your loved one disappointed. So – what to do?
Well, one way to avoid cliché and make your romantic gesture a real surprise is to do it on a totally different day. Being grand and romantic on a day when everyone else is doing the same will be nowhere near as effective as doing so a few days before and therefore creating your very own Valentine’s Day.
But it is still a good idea to stay away from the clichés. For instance, get her flowers, but try staying away from Valentine’s Day roses and instead buy her favourite flowers and others that are in her favourite colours. Valentine’s Day roses will be bought by everyone, but an individual and unique bouquet will be far more romantic. Also make sure they are an addition to another gift and not just her only one.Stay away from restaurants, and instead cook her a meal and create the perfect romantic ambience at home, considering the exact things she likes such as music and setting over the usual expected romantic ideas.Even if your partner says she isn’t bothered about Valentine’s Day, she will no doubt be expecting something. So just try to be unique in the way that you do it.