What the world needs now… (Picture: Getty)
Valentine’s Day should be renamed anxiety-inducing-self-doubt-day for anyone in a new relationship.
While long-term couples know what the drill is by now, if you’ve just started dating, it’s hard to know if your new beau expects a big show or would rather hide from cupid’s bow. Will a meal deal at home be enough? And what about the message in the card?
Fortunately, you don’t need to drop the L-bomb before its proper time. Nor do you have to write multiple paragraphs in a gushing card if you’ve only been on a few dates.
The best thing to do, according to a fair few dating experts and common sense, is to clear the air and chat to your new love interest about whether you celebrate the day.
But if you want to keep things as casual as possible without a ‘where is this going?’ talk – a good alternative is a gentle nod to the day, with a simple text, card, flowers, or chocolates.
Opting for the latter? Here are a few ideas for sweet, sincere, naughty or just plain silly things to say.
What to write in a Valentine’s Day card for a new partner
18 messages you can count on (Picture: Getty)
I’m so glad to have you in my life.
It’s a bit early on but… will you be my Valentine?
‘I can’t see anything I don’t like about you’ – from the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
We’re like hot chocolate and marshmallows… you’re hot and I want to be on top of you.
‘Your lips are like wine, and I want to get drunk’ – William Shakespeare
‘I didn’t fall for you, you tripped me!’ – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han
I’m so happy to spend Valentine’s Day with you.
I’m so glad we met. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Really pleased that you swiped right.
‘You had me at hello’ – from the film Jerry Maguire
Out of all the people I know, I hate you the least
I like you way more than I originally planned
Turns out you’re so much more than just hot! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for making this day that little bit less awful
To the best Tinder match ever!
You’re the one
…that I text when I’m drunk
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