Is Sending a Woman Flowers Considered Corny?

Nick Slade

Written by: Nick Slade

Nick Slade

Nick spent 20 years in the dating scene before marriage. He has always been the guy friends would come to for advice on relationships, and he developed a knack for giving helpful insights. After college, Nick was a disc jockey for a few years, when the love generation was still alive, so Nick has a lot of relevant experience to draw from when it comes to every aspect of dating, falling in love and screwing things up. He holds Bachelor's degree in humanities and a slew of master’s credits in journalism. Nick is a news junkie and tries to keep up on the latest non-fiction when he has time. He has published two books on how to win at dating and relationships.

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Lillian Castro

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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.

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