Okay, so you recently began dating this girl that you are really into, and everything seems to be going well except for the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you do not know how to handle it. You feel it’s too soon to know if the feelings you have are mutual. You do not know whether to give your her a gift this Valentine’s Day. Luckily you came to the right place for help; we can analyze this dilemma using a similar approach as Pascal did in his famous Wager.
Although there are different degrees of acknowledgment and gift-giving, you basically have just 2 options: to acknowledge the holiday with a gift, or to not acknowledge the holiday with a gift. And your date has just 2 basic reactions to each of those options: she can be happy with your decision, or she can wish you had chosen the other option. All of this boils down to 4 possible outcomes.
- You acknowledge the holiday, your date is glad, WIN!
- You acknowledge the holiday, your date wishes you hadn’t, FAIL! (your date isn’t as into you are you are her)
- You do not acknowledge the holiday, your date is glad,
WIN!no… FAIL! (your date isn’t as into you are you are her)
- You do not acknowledge the holiday, your date wishes you had, FAIL!
If you do not acknowledge the holiday it is an automatic FAIL! No good will come of this.
The only true WIN is if you put yourself out there and try. Definitely do something to acknowledge Valentine’s Day if you are truly into this girl (to the degree you are most comfortable)! Worst case, you find out your date just is not as into you as you are her. And trust me, it is better to find that out now than waste anymore of your time.
What are your gifting plans this Valentine’s Day? Or, what are your Valentine’s Day plans in general? Share below, we would love to hear!
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