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Valentine's Day
Handled well, spoils to the victor. Handled poorly, welcome to the dog house.

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As Valentine's Day approaches, many people's thoughts turn to flowers and candlelit dinners but not to awkward moments when a date takes a cell phone call at the table or long pauses when the check comes. Yet this can be the reality for so many would-be romantics. Let us help you navagate Valentine's Day stresses with grace!

Check out Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from Lizzie Post and  Anna Post's Valentine's Day Survival Guide.

 

Also take a look at our Valentine's Day Etiquette Daily blog post for helpful Q&As!

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Peter Post’s Top Valentine’s Day Tips:
  • If you can’t cook, make reservations. The sooner the better.
    The best and most popular restaurants will book up well in advance. Don’t forget to arrange for a sitter too.
  • Mind your table manners.
    Nothing will ruin your evening faster than chewing with your mouth open or holding your fork like a medieval weapon. 
  • Go get the card now!
    Don’t wait till the last minute when the selection includes only the ridiculous and most mushy sentiments.
  • Special and meaningful doesn’t have to mean expensive.
    If you’re on a tight budget, plan accordingly. Cook a romantic dinner at home. Candles and chocolates are within most budgets and can set the tone for a romantic evening. Shower your significant other with love notes or give them a back rub.
  • Don’t believe the hype.
    Even if you spouse or significant other doesn’t buy into the V-Day propaganda, use it as a chance to acknowledge how much you appreciate having them in your life.