Is Sending a Woman Flowers Considered Corny?

Nick Slade Nick Slade • 9/25/14

Uhhhhh…NO! Women love flowers. Sending or bringing flowers shows thoughtfulness, caring and tenderness. The only thing to remember is to match the flowers to the occasion and to the depth of your relationship. There are some considerations to remember.

You don’t want to bring a dozen long-stemmed sweetheart roses to a first coffee date, though a single daisy or a couple of small wild flowers you picked on the way might be sweet.

If you’ve had one date together, you don’t want to send a huge floral arrangement to her workplace the next day. Even if you got a nice kiss last night, she might have just wanted to be polite and grateful, or she might not be ready to take this thing public yet until you have more of a track record together. You could embarrass her. A nice email thanking her for a great evening might be more appropriate.

Another mistake, sometimes, is to bring a big bouquet if you’re meeting her at the location of the date. She will have this cumbersome bunch of flowers to tote around and keep in water all night.

Bring flowers to her place, if you are going to go inside to get her. Then she can put them in a vase and set them on a table. Pull one out and let her carry it, if you want, or just give her a single flower if you’re meeting her somewhere else.

Use common sense if you don’t want to seem like an idiot. Sending flowers to your long-term sweetheart is almost always a good thing — and sometimes mandatory for special occasions. If she’s the only gal at the office without flowers on her desk on Valentine’s Day, that may not be so good. But if you are a new item or just out on the town, it might be best to keep the flowers a bit more low-key.