According to a new survey, men don’t hate Valentine’s Day…they FEAR it.
33% of single men say they intentionally avoid getting into relationships between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day because of the pressure it causes. Another 35% say that, this time of year, they don’t bother even trying to date. 41% would never schedule a first date for Valentine’s Day. However…62% of single women say they’d be fine having a first date on February 14th.
BUT…once Valentine’s Day is over, men start trying to date again. 42% of single men said that finding a girlfriend was their number one priority for the year…compared to 24% who said their career is the top priority.
IF YOU’RE STUCK on what to get your woman for Valentine’s Day…here are four gift ideas based on her personality type.
1. She’s the Life of the Party. Take her on a romantic weekend getaway without revealing where you’re going or what you’ll be doing. Half of the people surveyed in a new poll say it’s the Valentine’s Day gift they want the most.
2. She’s a Go-Getter. You can’t really go wrong with jewelry for ANY type of girl, but it’s perfect for someone who’s a type-A go-getter. Just make sure it’s CLASSY and not TACKY.
3. The Nurturer. Poems and love letters might be considered cheesy, but if she’s the nurturing type, they’re winners. If you can’t write, just get her a book of poems. Or just go with bouquet of her favorite flowers.
4. The Analyst. She likes things that make life more organized and efficient. Which can be difficult for you to be romantic…because nothing says ‘love’ quite like a Slap Chop. Instead, make her a fake coupon book filled with stuff like a back massage, a car wash, or a gourmet dinner at home. Or if that’s too cheesy for you, get her a gift basket filled with candles, hand soap and lotion.
THIS YEAR…lingerie is actually a more popular Valentine’s Day gift than ROSES. And it’s all thanks to the economy. To do roses right, after delivery costs, you’ve spent at least $100. For that money, you can get some pretty good lingerie. Which…in my opinion…provides a LOT more value. Personally, I haven’t decided yet. Thank God Wal-Mart sells both!
JUST GO WITH IT. Adam Sandler almost scares off a new girlfriend…played by the model Brooklyn Decker…when she finds the fake wedding ring he once used to scam women into bed. So he covers it up by pretending his assistant is his ex-wife. Jennifer Aniston is the assistant, but she realizes she has feelings for him too, and drops a few lies of her own.
GNOMEO & JULIET. Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet…for garden gnomes. James McAvoyis GnomeoMontague, who risks forbidden animated love with Emily Blunt’s Juliet. The movie features the voices of Michael Caine, Harry Potter’s Maggie Smith, and Ozzy Osbourne plays a foul-mouthed concrete deer. The movie is littered with music by Elton John. He also does a duet with Lady Gaga, and Nelly Furtado joins him for an updated version of Crocodile Rock.
If you have a tweener daughter…don’t think for a minute you’re going to get away from taking her and a carload of her BFFs to the Cinemagic to see this one…
JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER. The movie is essentially a documentary about his quick rise from being a normal Canadian teenager to becoming a DREAMY, GLOBAL sensation.
THE EAGLE. Channing Tatum is a 2nd century Roman soldier hoping to restore his father’s honor by recovering the eagle standard of the missing Ninth Legion…which was lost when the legion was destroyed by British tribes 20 years earlier.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER…what would it be? That’s the question the people at the Marist Institute for Public Opinion recently asked Americans. Here’s what they said…
Here are a couple of interesting breakdowns by demographic…white people most want the ability to time travel, non-white people most want the ability to read people’s minds.
The ability to turn invisible was most popular among people between 45 and 59 years old. People in the Northeast and South most want the ability to read minds…people in the Midwest and West most want the ability to time travel.
I gotta go with time travel. Afterall…who among us hasn’t watched Back To The Future and wanted a DeLorian and a Flux Capacitor?
YOU MAY KNOW BY NOW…that I’m leaving this weekend for a new morning show at Today’s Country KX96.9 in Lincoln, NE. I’m very excited about this opportunity for a number of reasons. One of them is the artists.
Country music has great singers and story tellers…and they love to keep it real. MIRANDA LAMBERT is one of my favorites. She’s fiery and fiesty…which is one of the sexiest things about her…but I’m starting to think she has anger issues too. Again…kinda sexy coming from a hot blonde with mad skills.
I mention it because there’s yet another video of her getting ticked off with a fan at one of her shows. This one is from 2008. It shows Miranda confronting a fan who grabbed a sweaty towel from her hands…and wouldn’t give it back. At first she laughs it off but a few seconds later the fan does something to infuriate Miranda…and it’s on.
This makes three videos that I know of where Miranda stopped her show to deal with unruly fans. There was last fall when she threatened to kick two guys’ butts who were fighting in front of the stage. And then…also last year…when she threatened to break up a catfight in front of the stage.
And as luck would have it…guess who’s coming to the Pershing Center in Lincoln on April 9th? That’s right…Miranda Lambert. You better believe I’ll be there…with boxing gloves and my video camera!
TODAY IS FEBRUARY 11th…exactly NINE MONTHS until it’s November 11th, 2011…or 11/11/11. So, if you want your baby to have that birthday…which really would be a cool birthday…then stop reading this and get busy.
If you don’t have time today, this entire Valentine’s Day-through-President’s Day window should work. For example, if you conceive as late as the 18th, you’re still on target for a November 11th due date. Get to it.
WHILE I WON’T be posting another STRAIGHT FROM THE FOX HOLE for a few days as I head to Lincoln…I WILL be posting on my Facebook page. So check in there for updates from the road or to leave a message. Access the page HERE.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND…and I’ll see you soon.