When you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be a great opportunity to remind your partner that they are important to you, and take that extra second to appreciate the love you share every day. But what about those of us who aren’t quite there yet? Established couples may have a monopoly on the holiday, but it’s still perfectly fine to ask “Will you be my Valentine?” without knowing what the answer will be. If you have love to give, you shouldn’t be excluded from the fun just because you’re technically single. Now is your chance to make a grand romantic gesture, and go get your crush!
Admittedly, this situation does make shopping a bit more complicated. If you’re too cheesy, you might come on too strong. But if you aren’t cheesy enough, your message might be misconstrued as a friendly one. The goal is to make it clear that your feelings are romantic without drifting into creep territory. It’s up to you to strike the appropriate balance based on the type of relationship you have with your crush and what you know about their personality. If you are not sure where you stand or how they’ll react, it might be better to go with a safer choice. Alternatively, if you’re confident, or just willing to take the high risk high reward route, you might want to go with something bolder. In either case, there ought to be something that works for you on our Valentine's Day Crush Gift List. Here are some selected recommendations, presented in order from least to most dangerous:
It’s cute. It’s fun. And it gives you plausible deniability if they’re not romantically interested. “Oh you thought this was me asking you out? Hahaha that’s so funny, no I’m just really passionate about adult coloring books so I got them for all of my friends and definitely not just you!”
The customization makes this option slightly more risky than a coloring book. While still not overt, it does show that you were thinking about them specifically and went to a decent amount of effort. But a notebook is pretty versatile. It’s sweet and romantic if it needs to be, but doesn’t have to be.
This one could truly go either way, depending fully on the songs you include. You set the vibe. You’re free to be as romantic or cryptic as you choose.
Alright, we’re getting into no turning back territory. This mug literally says “I Like You A Lot.” True, you could just be saying that you like them as a friend. And lots of people give their friends things with weirdly romantic sayings on them for Valentine’s Day without meaning anything by it. But still, something about this mug is suspicious. Maybe it’s the permanence of a ceramic mug? I don’t know. Just be cautious.
Caution: due to its utter lack of ambiguity, this method should only be attempted by those possessing sufficient confidence or bravery. Failure to heed this warning could result in awkward social interaction and/or mild to severe embarrassment.
Risk (and jokes) aside, the more you put yourself out there, the bigger the impression you’ll leave on your crush. If your feelings are reciprocated, this could be the start of something great. And if they don’t like you back, then they’re not worth your time! It’s a scary situation, but if you’re willing to face your fears, it can be well worth it.
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