Are you not sure what to get your guy for Valentines Day? Wondering what date idea that would be fun for the both of you? Me too! This article is wonderful, and very helpful. Not to mention the clothes and gifts I found on very.co.uk are fabulous, and at great prices!
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus: but how different are we
when it comes to Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day can be a tricky business for those in relationships, especially
given that men's and women's expectations of the day have traditionally
been so different. With that in mind, leading online fashion retailer Very.co.uk
recently conducted a survey of UK-based ladies and gentlemen to get the
inside scoop on what we're really expecting from our partners when it comes
to buying presents and planning dates on 14th February, with some intriguing
Despite the old chestnut that 'men are from Mars and women are from
Venus', the two sexes had very similar ideas regarding ideal date venues and
who should be responsible for planning the romantic day. Half of all the men
and women surveyed revealed that their perfect Valentine's Day date would
be a candlelit restaurant dinner, with a cosy homemade meal coming in at a
Meanwhile, there was also clear agreement on dates to avoid: a 'romantic' go-
karting session didn't get a single vote in the poll. Thankfully, both genders
also agreed that conjuring up a sense of romance isn't down to just one
person - both parties have to work together to make it a special occasion.
Once the date venue has been settled, the next problem is the gift. Over
a third of women said that they would prefer to receive jewellery on
Valentine's Day (above other classic options like flowers and chocolate), and
impressively, a third of romance-savvy men also picked this option as the
best gift to give to their partners - indicating that there should be some very
happy ladies out there this year!
Sadly, men and women don't agree on everything when it comes to
Valentine's Day, however, and the budget for presents seemed to reveal the
biggest difference between the sexes. Over a third of women said they would
spend £15 or less on their hubbies, whereas only a quarter of men would be
hunting for a Valentine's Day bargain. In fact, 2 in 10 men said they would
happily splash out £30-£50, and nearly 1 in 10 were willing to spend over
Of course, it's the thought that counts, rather than the size of the wallet - but if
you still haven't settled on what to buy for your partner this year, take a look at
some of the Valentine's Day gift ideas at Very.co.uk for inspiration.