Valentine’s day is coming and you are completely desperate, like every year, to be creative and avoid failures of love… and you’re not alone! According to a study from Arizona University, the likelihood of a break-up one week before or one week after Feb 4th is 5-6 times higher than the rest of the year.
For that reason, www.helpling.ae, the leading online platform for booking cleaners in UAE, will help you identify the worst failures and give you some tips to avoid them.
1. Forgetting the gift or worse, buying last minute trash
A joint survey, made by Men’s health and Women’s health, showed that despite the majority of lovers don’t mind if the present is forgotten, for 15% it means the end of the relationship. So bad luck if your partner falls in the latter category.
If you’re a man, be careful, 20% of women from another survey pool say that a petrol station flower is the worst gift they could get (followed by tacky jewellery and a large cuddly toy).
Avoiding the shame:
To avoid it you can use Countdown+ Event Reminders Lite, to keep you aware of the important dates and how many days you have left (not only Valentine’s but also her/his birthday). If everything still goes super wrong, even with the reminders, you can also try last minute creative solutions like making the list of your favorite songs in Soundcloud or a Netflix movie marathon.
2. Getting your way to the wrong card
Cards are the ultimate expression of love and often remarks from a romantic landmark in your relationship. The first Valentine’s day card was sent by France’s Duke, of Orléans, in 1415, to his wife when he was a prisoner in London, following a battle. Since then about 190 million cards are sent every year to mark the date.
Good cards and bad cards, every year there’s a viral Valentine’s fail, and there is a card on it.
Combating shame with humor:
If you really want to test your partner’s sense of humor, you can try Love letter generator or song letter generator to make amazingly cheesy stuff that will show how “the fire inside you can burn with fiery passion”.
If you really want to do it like a pro, then you can use Justwink or Red Stamp to make creative non-cheesy cards or you can go to the romantic-cheesy border and try to make a pinterest cute board.
3. Dinner fails, can someone heal the meal?
Love, passion and restaurants completely full, you can feel a potential failure coming. According to an Opentable survey, 51% of the respondents want to dine out on Valentine’s day. But that means id you do go out, it’s you, your beloved one and half of the couples in the city trying to have dinner together. So it might be even nicer to have dinner at home, in your own, private space. However, cooking at home can poses a challenge in itself and you don’t really want to mess up the evening.
Heal the meal:
If you want to cook yourself, you could always order a cooking box from Dinnertime, and choose a dish with ingredients and recipe. And, if everything goes wrong, you can still order food, but not just from the local takeout, now you can order a meal from top notch restaurants (It is Valentine’s day after all)! Foodora will help you make this a reality.
4. The ‘yuc’ factor – a dirty and smelly house
A survey among divorced couples showed that 30% attributed the end of their marriage to the household issues. Also, an eHarmony survey showed that household chores are one of the top 9 reasons why couples fight. If you are married or committed, Valentine’s day is not the best day to literally mess around. If you are single, better impress your date with a clean house.
Put your stuff together:
If you don’t have time enough to even think about cleaning, you should consider having a cleaner. Helpling allows you to hire one via internet, for the day before Valentine’s, if you want to impress or for the day after (that depends on how messy things got – no judgment here).
**And, if you are single, this last failure could be potentially yours, so watch out!**
5. Texting all your ex’s in a moment of need!
Ops, you did it again! You contacted your ex on Valentine’s Day after the pressures of the holiday got too much . Then you found out that the relationship won’t work anyway and cried all night long while your friends celebrated the love. But this year, we have the right tips to avoid this bad revival idea.
First thing: don’t listen to Adele’s “Hello” song. According to a survey made by a dating company the song inspired 64% of the women to contact their ex to do an amendment, during its first live performance. So Valentine’s + “Hello” = big no.
To avoid remembering your sweetest memories, you can use Killswitch to rapidly erase pictures, profiles updates and so on, in your Facebook and erases it. Simple, effective, is the path free for a new love now, who knows?
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