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Giving Flowers On The First Date

Jun 9, 2008
So you finally got around asking her out on a date - and she said yes. Besides paying for dinner you were planning to do something extra for her, like surprising her with a bouquet of flowers when you come to her place to pick her up. But there's a little voice nagging at you that says giving her flowers might be too grand a gesture for a first date.

On the contrary, surprising her with a colorful arrangement just might be the thing that would break the ice. Did you know that each flower type and color carries its own unique meaning? Think of the flowers as words and the bouquet as the overall message you want to tell her. Now it's just a matter of finding the right flowers that will express whatever's in your mind and heart.

If you'd like to let her know that you were happy to meet her but do not want to reveal your romantic interest yet, give her a bunch of chrysanthemums. This colorful, daisy-like flower has a yellow center and a decorative pompom, and overall stands for optimism and joy. Sunflowers also carry the same meaning. They are known to grow facing the sun, but their open petals symbolize the sun and express emotions of adoration, happiness, and warmth.

Tulips carry different meanings depending on their color - purple tulips represent luxury and royalty, while yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts. Traditionally, however, its velvety black center is said to represent a lover's heart that has been darkened by the intensity of his passion. Tulips also give the message of elegance and wealth, so be careful about getting her these flowers - she might expect you to shower her with expensive things afterwards.

Finally, there are always roses - the immortal symbol for passion and love. Pink or yellow roses are more appropriate for first dates, as they stand for a blossoming love. If you wan to be more serious, Red roses can be given to someone who you passionately care for. Red roses are always best if you think that you're feelings are mutual - this will help get the date off to a good start. Women love chivalrous men, and in the world of flowers, giving roses is as chivalrous as it gets.

Break the ice by handing her the bouquet of flowers and telling her the very special meaning of your gift. But don't sweat it on the explanations. Chances are it might not be even necessary for you to do any talking. The act of giving her flowers is enough for her to see that you think she's worthy of their brilliant colors and graceful beauty. Besides, most ladies have a special talent of sensing what you mean when you give a gift.

As the old saying goes, when words are not enough, let flowers do the talking!
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This article is authored by Timothy Spencer for Island Rose. We hope you enjoyed this article and encourage you to visit our website. For more informative articles like this, visit the Gifts Philippines blog pages.
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