T H E R U L E S O F L O V E
Men like flowers too
Everyone knows that women like to be given flowers. And
chocolate. They’re classic gifts to show a woman that you love
her, and it’s not really about the flowers or the chocolate – lovely
though they may be – it’s the gesture that’s important. It’s the fact
that her partner cared enough to think of bringing her some-
thing to show for it.
So what’s wrong with reversing the tradition? Why shouldn’t
men get to enjoy these thoughtful little gifts too? We also like
flowers and chocolate too.
We like anything that shows us that
you were thinking of us and wanted to let us know you love us.
And let’s not limit ourselves to flowers and chocolates. Giving
your partner a gift to show you love them is always a good thing
to do, even when it’s not a birthday or a special occasion. In fact
especially when it’s not an occasion. That’s what makes it so valu-
able, the fact that there was no need to do it. It’s a free bonus.
You don’t need to spend money either. If you know what your
partner’s favourite wildflower is (You don’t? Why ever not? Go
and find out now), you can pick them the first one you see each
year. How lovely to be given the first snowdrop or bluebell or
foxglove of the year by someone who loves you.
Or you might
do your partner a drawing, or bake them an unbirthday cake, or
leave a card on their pillow.
Especially the chocolate – pralines for me please.
From your own garden obviously. I know you shouldn’t pick endangered wild
ﬂowers, or dig up whole plants from the wild.