I'm years-mature and was fortunate enough to receive an excellent education and I still don't know what "dating" means! Is it an Instagram-official relationship? A bunch of dates in a row? Hanging out for two years and sharing secrets and making out but never committing? Um, not that last one, right?
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As Vanessa Marin , licensed marriage and family therapist and Lifehacker contributor , explains, surprising them with a lavish celebration can be a recipe for disaster. Get it out in the open, discuss it honestly, and come up with a plan together that makes you both feel comfortable. So, as a general guideline, Marin recommends you base your plans off of your exclusivity, or lack thereof:. If you feel the need to do something , Nerdlove suggests you go with something small but cute like a cheesy card at most. That said, Nerdlove still warns against anything too extravagant:. Even if you do have a date night, you should probably still avoid giving gifts.
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There is a lot of pressure on Valentine's Day for anyone in a relationship, but it may actually feel even more complicated and fraught for brand new couples. It's V-Day, and you're presented with a lot of tricky traditions and expectations. But is that something you even really need to worry about in a new relationship, if it just so happened to have started right before the holiday hits? If so, what would you even get them?
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