Still looking for that extra something-something to treat your man this Valentine’s?
Oh, it’s Valentine’s Day? The gushing social posts and statuses of “THEY’RE THE ONE” alongside the instagrammed shots of roses and chocolates didn’t really make it clear enough. We’re not bitterly single, at all…
To get you through the most romantic day of the year, gay dating app Chappy have worked with a top psychotherapist to give us some tips on what gay guys really want for Valentine’s Day. We’ve already given you some impressive ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts, but if you need a bit more inspiration then you’re on the right page.
See if you agree or disagree with their top recommendations:
Men love Experiences, get him something you know he’ll love (perhaps for the two of you) get out of town – try something new!
Treat yourselves to a Spa day, yes we want to look good too but we want him to be his best self also!
Cook a slightly ambitious meal together – this isn’t about cooking for him so he can put his feet up. It’s about teamwork, bonding and sharing the amazing fruits of your labour, together!
Find an Independent Alcohol brand – adding a personal touch, an alternative to his favourite standard branded tipple!
Subscriptions. Men, we’re simple folk! We know what we like, and we like what we know – so make sure it’s something he definitely likes!
Psychotherapist Lee Valls, who worked with Chappy to provide the tips, said:
Valentine’s Day has long been about men wooing women, or husbands and boyfriends showing their female partners affection, making the day and the gift ideas particularly female-focused. It can be easy and damaging to think that men don’t require affection, appreciation, or simple gestures of romance.
Meanwhile, Jack Rogers, co-founder of Chappy, had this to say to all of those wanting that perf Valentine’s Day:
Dating can be intimidating, especially in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day. We’re very happy to share our recommendations based on Lee Valls’ insight. It is our responsibility to create an environment that is safe, fun and trusted. Chappy wants to mobilise positivity and respect, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to remind ourselves of that.
So, there you have it, taken guys. Treat your other half and think of unique ways to gesture your romance to one another.
Meanwhile, we’ll be snuggled up on the sofa with a tub of ice cream and the Bridget Jones’ box set. Alone. We’re fine, honest…