Credits. Suit: Andrew Nowell Menswear (Washington,
DC); Model: Justice Woods
To help you make the most out of Cupid’s big moment, whether you’re planning a romantic rendezvous with that special person in your life or grabbing drinks with friends, here are a few simple rules to help you turn an evening of obligatory fun into a night that you (and your date) will really enjoy.
1. Mind the 5 P’s.I.e., prior preparation prevents poor performance. By now, you’ve already made a reservation (riiight?). Next up is to make sure you’ve got your look — and that gift — in order. Wether you are going out or planning a romantic night in, continue reading.2. Nail the Details.
That extra effort doesn’t just make you look sharp, it sends the signal that you’re taking this thing seriously. So, if you’re hanging at home, dress up that cardigan with a tie. And if you’re going out, class up your suit or blazer with a smartly folded pocket square and a polished pair of cap-toes.
Opting not to shell out for that overpriced prix fixe menu may be a smart move, but it shouldn’t be a money-saving one. Invest the cash you save on dinner in great ingredients and a
Focusing on the details beforehand will allow you to actually relax once the evening gets underway. Preparation breeds confidence (see rule 1) and last time we checked, she likes that.
Others who are unattached on Valentine’s day usual find solace by going out with other single friends. Which is exactly why you should do the same. Grab a few unattached buddies, have some fun, and look sharp while doing so. Who knows, you just may find a date for next Feb. 14 — and, even better, you’ve got a full year to plan the big night…