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Guys: Plan for Valentines Day early

09 January 2015, 17:03 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi -  Nothing is exciting about January except if you are trying to get something new going, otherwise, it is all back to work, pay the bills that you accumulated in the festive month of December and the new bills to put you on track of the new year and praying that the month ends so you can get paid.

Then February rolls in and all the men in relationships or married have something new to worry about, the women on the other hand have their fingers crossed with great expectations and the single women take a backseat.  We have a girl’s night out or you just stay in with a glass of wine and relax. The only cheerful person in February is usually the single guy.

Now, this time it has done all men a disfavor, it has fallen on a Saturday, she is not going to be at work, and you cannot use the excuse of work or overtime with the boss unless you just travel a week before and come a week later. Basically you have from Friday to prepare for it and most of your wives and girlfriends are thinking of a long weekend trip. That box of chocolate and flowers dropped at her desk will not work this time. Now what they expect is to carry a packed bag on Friday to work and brag about the trip to some wildlife getaway, the Mara, or someplace. If not, an exclusive hotel or a trip out of the country, in other words you had better have saved up or you are getting dumped. This is the perfect opportunity for that man who has been looking for means to set his crazy, berserk girlfriend to the side. Being completely ignorant of this February 14th that is on a Saturday will work.

If you’re a clever and intelligent woman, especially if you are in a relationship my advice to you is never have expectations of this day, your birthday or any holiday that pertains you getting something. It takes a woman completely in control of herself and her emotions and who has a life of her own to achieve this. Having a good group of girlfriends also helps.

Now the trick here is, not for him to be a cheap skate but how you get to be treated like a queen the other 300 days of the year. Look at it this way, this two or so days represent a milestone for you but they will end so what about the other 363 days.

When you are completely nonchalant about these holidays and can assure your man that you can always do something other times especially when he cannot make it then he goes out of his way to treat you right all through the rest of the year.  Most women cannot do that, you get mad, give him the silent treatment, and go out of the rails just for the two days but you have lost. He will go out buy you dinner, or that bunch of roses that will rot and chocolates you will eat and finish in a day or within a week. To him, he has finished the task and can now think of something else. The rest of the year, you now have to work to get something out of him; even a date.

Now, the clever girlfriend who does not need a single day to classify her relationship is getting the V.I.P treatment because now her man sees he has the queen in his hand, you can be sure he will work 24/7 and 365 days of the year just to make sure she is happy and he does not lose her. As a woman though let it not be pretend, let it be something that you can actually do because he can tell if you are feigning just to get something more. 

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