What if she gets you a nice, thoughtful gift and you have nothing for her?
You consider breaking up with them, just to get out of the whole ordeal—maybe they would take you back in a week, once their birthday has passed? If You've Been Dating, Non-Exclusively, for a Few Weeks At this point, besides the fact that you guys have sex, your relationship isn't so different from that of good friends.
We've made you a list of exactly what's expected of you, based on length of time dating.
And no, you cannot just get him a box of boring chocolates. has some great cocktails that aren't impossible to make.2. At a play, you can connect over how much you appreciate the arts — a little bit of post-show dramatic criticism is basically mental foreplay. Give him your favorite book, or one that you could read together and then talk about it. Look for a mug that's specific to the person you're dating — i.e.: a mug that says, "I'm The Top Bitch In Cat Town," may not bode well for a dude. He told you when you first started messaging online that he music, but you noticed that he's still using the crappy headphones that came with his phone.
And if you like sports, nothing brings two people closer together quite like cheering in the bleachers in the freezing cold while chugging down overpriced beer.3. OK, so maybe elaborate mixology isn't his — or more importantly, — thing. It's a hub for PC video games, including new and more unique games. As cool as it is to purchase a ton of movies on your Apple TV, a Fandango gift card lets you go to the movies together. *~* Get a gift card that's not a set amount of money to help him avoid having a few random dollars on his gift card that live in Gift Card Money Purgatory until the end of time. Society6 has some pretty cheeky mugs, as does Someecards. Give him a cool listening experience with a nice set of headphones, like the Sony ones pictured, which happen to noise-canceling too.
Post your free-flowing homemade brew on Instagram, and then drink up, you Craft Beer Queen! You can start off with a basic cookbook if you're a newbie to the kitchen, but if you're more experienced, go bold and try something new and adventurous. Plus, the "I couldn't text you because I was wearing gloves" excuse is out the window.
, you thought, imagining the two of you exploring the hot and steamy worlds of the deep-fried sage magic or simply an amped-up pasta dish with chicken. Be sure to mingle with people, and don't expect to spend the whole night by the birthday person's side.You'll probably go home together at the end of the night, but if it doesn't happen, for whatever reason, don't pout.You aren't that serious yet, so preferring to spend a birthday with friends is totally normal. Possibly, your date will mention a party or get-together to which you'll be invited.If you go, treat it as you would the birthday of a friend you very much like: bring a card, buy them drinks, etc.Then there is nothing cooler than BYOB, or Brewing Your Own Beer. If you're unfamiliar with the world of board games beyond Monopoly, Settlers of Catan is a great place to start — just don't forget to put away all of the little pieces before you have sex on the table after you win. He probably jots his thoughts down on whatever's handy, like in his phone in a million files in his notes app. Sometimes giving a guy winter gear can look a bit grandma-ish, but grandma can't text, can she? Like, a hardcore, take-no-prisoners, I-forgot-to-eat-because-I-was-gaming gamer? If you're a gamer too, you can join in, and if you're not, he'll appreciate that you're supportive of his hobby. Instead, get a gift card that approximately amounts to seeing a set number of movies together.