Everyone’s favorite little naked dude is coming back to town this week and he’s looking to shoot many of you with a flaming love arrow. To prepare for his arrival, I thought I’d offer up my list of five preparations to ensure you have a hot Valentine’s Day.
Change your bed sheets. Whether you will have a guest in your bed or not, it’s best to be prepared with fresh linens. And if you do climb into your love nest alone, at least you’ll be welcomed with the scent of Snuggle fabric softener and not yesterday’s dirty socks.
Make an appropriate playlist on your iPod. Your new date could disappear out the bathroom window (trust me, this really happens) if you think it’s sexy to turn on “What’s New Pussycat” by Tom Jones. No. Just, no. That’s a dirty little secret that you tell your date later. Much later.
Guys? Wash and vacuum your cars. If we are going to put on our best dry cleaning for you, we don’t want to end up with Big Mac crumbs stuck to our dresses. It’s once a year. Trust me on this one. Cough up the $18 for the Silver Package at your neighborhood car wash.
Don’t look at your phones!! Put them away and forget about them. The last thing your date wants for Valentine’s Day is a human being across the table with a soft, glowing light on their face. Skip the Facebook check-ins, becoming mayor on Foursquare and taking pictures of your food for Instagram. Social media can wait until 6 a.m. on Feb.15.
Pass on the generic gifts and give your date the gift of your attention. Listen to what they have to say. Don’t just hear their words but genuinely listen. No amount of roses or chocolates ever makes me feel more special than my date taking a sincere interest in me and what I’m about.