Some first dates are exceptionally casual, whereas others have been slowly percolating under mutual attraction for a long time. A date can literally be the first private meeting between potential lovers, or it can be the initiation of a long-sought alliance between both parties.
Some dates are more romantic than others, essentially. Accordingly, bring the right flowers. Here are five options to consider.
1. The Old Romantic Standby: A Dozen Red Roses
Roses are perfect for just about any occasion. Tulips also have their place, but roses are exceptionally sensuous, come in a variety of colors, and you don’t always have to buy a dozen. You could buy one or two, or four or five in a group. A playful first date might include a single rose. If you’re making a big splash, get her a dozen.
2. The Bubblegum Approach: Pink Roses and Lavender
A “bubblegum bouquet” includes multiple flowers in pink, red, and violet hues; most commonly roses, violets, and tulips. Actual bubblegum in the vase is optional.
You might ask the florist at the shop what flowers they would choose. You can also shop online with this phrase; some bouquets are actually made of gumballs, though, so make sure you find what you’re looking for.
3. Conservation of Resources With Bargain Bouquets
Of course, especially if you’re on a first date and it’s truly an exploratory meeting, you might want to think about making an impression on her, rather than on your bank account. If you do a little bit of research, you’ll be able to find some inexpensive flowers that look and smell great, and impart a feeling of passion on the recipient.
4. Picking Flowers Yourself, When Climate Allows
You won’t be able to do this between October and April in places like Wyoming or Montana, but if you’re in Florida or California or Georgia or most of Texas, there will be some flowers that bloom year-round. You could just pick her a bouquet yourself and show up at her door with your self-cultivated arrangement in a vase.
This communicates several things. For one, most dates don’t start with flowers these days, though they probably should; so any flowers at all are a plus. Two, if you took the time to pick them yourself, and didn’t get them at a florist, that shows you were thinking about her and working for her before the date even started. Just make the final result look nice.
5. Getting Serious With A Bouquet of Orchids
Now orchids can be $10 to $100 per stem, depending. So a dozen is $120 to $1,200. If you show up with a bouquet of orchids, that’s a very serious move. However, if you really like the lady, you’ve got the coinage, and there’s a sort of mutual energy between the two of you anyway, this might just be the way to go. Also, orchids tend to last longer and are much more exotic.
Keep in mind, there are all sorts of orchids out there, and not all women are savvy enough regarding flowers to recognize the cost. If you’re going this route, make sure she understands what is at stake.
The Flowers That Fit The Lady
There are many flowers to choose from. But giving a meat bouquet is one of the best gifts you can give.
Orchids are the move for exceptionally serious suitors. Picking flowers yourself is touching and can melt the heart of a lady you’re casually courting. The bubblegum approach is playful and easy to recreate regardless of where you buy flowers. Inexpensive options can be found online at bargain prices, and of course, there are always roses.
Whatever flowers you give, just be sure to present them well and plan in advance for your date. Flowers, even the most robust kinds, are quite ephemeral; they only last a few days to a few months after being plucked.