Tip #2 from the previous post’s article:
Bring her one rose or a bouquet of tulips.
Easy peasy. And it works. Just don’t show up on the first (blind) date with a dozen white roses. Ooph. A dozen is a statement. An impression. And they’re white. And there are so many. And lots of babies breath. And filler greens. What a production. A little too much even though the gesture comes from the right place. (This did happen and he did get terse when I did tell him I thought it would only be friends. I didn’t really want to be friends, but that’s just the nice way of saying I’m not feeling it. And he was all, “Well I think both of us know this isn’t about becoming friends and I was clear to [mutual friend] that friends is not what I am looking for.” I only use the “friends” thing now when I really mean it. Except this one time. But that was different.)
Back to flowers.
I actually would steer clear of roses in general unless she really likes them. Cliche. BIG fan of peonies. Daisies. Tulips.
Question to the people: Do guys ever want girls to bring them flowers? Would the gesture be lost on them or just kind of weird? I’m thinking so. Discuss.