Hello Darlings,  As tradition holds, Valentine’s Day is the moment for a man to show off his romantic skills and spoil his lady. Well, this year  it’s all about your man! When February 14th comes around, be the one to romance your man with a grande plan for the evening, not only will he be thankful but you’re also breaking the dated tradition. So put your best foot forward and show him how it’s done!

Romance Your Man

I spoke to relationship expert Jen Kirsch about creating the perfect evening and here are some of her recommendations on how to charm his socks off. If you’re not comfortable with the idea, she also has tips on how to ensure that Valentine’s Day is great experience for both of you.  For after hour, Durex Canada is giving away a loving gift for you and your loved to enjoy together!

Here are five ways to make him  enjoy Valentine’s Day:

  1. Romance Your ManIf you have expectations of him or a set plan for that day, tell him well in advance. Sure, it would be super sweet if he knew you so well that he read your mind and could book in whatever it is you’re hoping he’ll book (couples massage, fancy pre-fixe dinner at the new it resto, join you for your yoga class.) Be honest and specific about what you want to do. That takes the pressure off the day, and will allow him to actually look forward and enjoy it with you. Many couples break up on Feb 14th simply due to lack of communication which results in disappointment. Your guy doesn’t want to make you miserable, in fact you would be doing him the greatest favour by telling him just what you have in mind.
  1. Do something specific to you both as a couple. When Valentine’s Day rolls around many people want to do something extravagant, especially in this social media driven day in age where we feel less than when a friend boasts of the perfect thing their partner did for them. It’s not a competition and that mind set is exactly what ruins the entire point of the day. So if you guys are a ‘beer at a pub’ kind of couple, do that. If you both are homebodies who are perfectly happy marathoning a series on Netflix, so be it. When couples use this day to be the one day to do something different (like getting a hotel room or getting all dolled up for a night out when they thrive off of being in their pj’s) they don’t actually enjoy it. Keep it casual.
  1. Start it at midnight. Give him a card and a gift (if you’re giving him one) either right at midnight or right when you wake up. This way he’s not waiting and wondering. It takes off the pressure and makes it easy for him to know what he’s in for. Men are human too and they’re more sensitive than we think.
  1. Give good gift/Keep it simple. For the past year or so I’ve been head over heels for Amazing Clubs Canada, a subscription based gift-giving service where you go to their site, select your gift of choice (wine, cheese, tea, jerky, etc.) enter your credit card info, and a gift box of the curated items arrive at the front door of your loves place. Last year I gifted my boyfriend with a 3-month cheese club service from the site, and each month we’d look forward to seeing which cheeses we’d get and where in the world they’re from. We would also make a date of it and pick up some wine and snacks to have with it making it a gift that keeps on giving. Something like this is so easy to do, but its uniqueness makes it such a memorable and playful gift.
  1. Stay in. When was the last time you unplugged and just had a cozy night in (where you didn’t spend half your time together scrolling through your insta feed?) Instead of hinting and passive aggressively letting him know what all your friends and their men are planning for vday, take control. Tell him that instead of heading to a hot “it” resto for an overpriced tasting menu, that you want to stay in. Ask him what his fave meal is or if there’s something he’s been craving lately (that maybe you haven’t let him eat in the house, like wings) and prep some dishes for him. Turn off your phones. Going out on Valentine’s Day is so over rated. There’s so much pressure on where to go, timing to get a good seat, the amount of money to spend, that something like calling off Valentine’s Day this year will be a breath of fresh air. Just don’t say you’re cool with that and make him pay for it later.

Romance Your Man

The key to a successful Valentines for both of you is to be open and honest as to what the expectation is. Perhaps a night of staying in and spending the time together is just what the doctor ordered and we sure have the perfect gift for you below which includes Durex  new Massage 2in1 Stimulating Gaurana + Play Delight + Real Feel condoms. The last thing you need to do is throw on  cute  nightie or a sexy look and you’re off to a romantic night! Just enter your details below for a chance to WIN. Contest ends this February 14th at 3pm.

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Also this Wednesday at 9pm, Jen Kirsch and I will be answering all of your Valentine’s Day questions! So send us your questions on Twitter using #DurexVdayTips Chat soon! For more loving tips check out Durex Canada on Facebook and Twitter.

With Love…

Marta

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34 Comments

  1. amy
    February 10, 2015 / 11:15 am

    movie and dinner at home!

  2. Kris L
    February 13, 2015 / 3:54 am

    staying home with the lover, watching movies and eating takeout

  3. Brenda Lacourciere
    February 13, 2015 / 5:53 am

    A fancy dinner and quiet romance time with my husband.

  4. Amy Heffernan
    February 13, 2015 / 7:04 am

    Valentines Day represents LOVE to me so i will be spending with with my husband and kids just being together! 🙂

  5. Debby Kulchar
    February 13, 2015 / 7:46 am

    i am in the lonely hearts club so i hope to win this great prize

  6. Tom
    February 13, 2015 / 8:16 am

    It doesn’t matter what we do, as long as it’s with the right person.

  7. Rachel Cartwright
    February 13, 2015 / 8:35 am

    My perfect Valentine’s Day would be a romantic dinner out with my boyfriend, then a movie at home so we can cuddle on the couch and enjoy wine and chocolate. Cheesy, but perfect!

  8. Tracy D
    February 13, 2015 / 9:32 am

    A nice evening home together, great meal, wine, and relax time.

  9. Kristian Weavers
    February 13, 2015 / 10:41 am

    Great food, wine and some lovin

  10. Bailey Dexter
    February 13, 2015 / 11:53 am

    Time spent with my hubby!

  11. Susan
    February 13, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Nice dinner and some alone time with the bf

  12. Melanie D
    February 13, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I’d love to do something sporty for valentines day. Maybe like hitting the batting cages or go to SPIN in Toronto to play some pingpong. I would want to get the competitive juices flowing!!

  13. James R
    February 13, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    Having some alone time with the Misses, a quiet dinner and cuddle time!

  14. Jennifer lachance
    February 13, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    chocolate covered strawberries wine and cuddling with a movie

  15. Zvonimir
    February 13, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Home cooked dinner and a movie!

  16. Rebby
    February 13, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Ice skating, and a romantic dinner!

  17. Zvi
    February 13, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Good food, some wine and maybe a bubble bath

  18. Brenda Penton
    February 13, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    My ideal Valentine’s Day is having a nice meal and dessert

  19. Shoshi
    February 13, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    my bartenua wine and good dinner

  20. Lee-Ann
    February 13, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    New books, candles, a dinner and a massage

  21. Burcu
    February 13, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Staying in and watching a movie

  22. Andrew P
    February 13, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    Dinner and a movie. I’m pretty simplistic 🙂

  23. jay nelson
    February 13, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    On Valentine’s Day we turn to the Karma Sutra for divine inspiration. Bless India.
    Food is a must – steak for him and a spinach salad for me.
    And family time – sledding is family fun.

  24. lori b
    February 13, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    mine would be take out and a romantic movie cuddling on couch

  25. Jasen H
    February 13, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    At home alone with a delicious ice cream cake, a 60 oz steak, while enjoying hockey day in Canada! Works out wonderfully this year!!

  26. Erika
    February 13, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    Sweatpants, chocolate, sports and kisses!

  27. Laura
    February 13, 2015 / 11:56 pm

    Staying in with a nice bottle of wine!

  28. Ariel C
    February 14, 2015 / 12:57 am

    a quiet movie night is ideal!

  29. jan
    February 14, 2015 / 1:24 am

    a great meal and wine at home

  30. Bryan C
    February 14, 2015 / 5:24 am

    movie night!

  31. Neil
    February 14, 2015 / 6:33 am

    Home cooked meal followed by time next to the fire

  32. Tammy Dalley
    February 14, 2015 / 11:03 am

    Movie and dinner with my man

  33. Courtney
    February 14, 2015 / 11:23 am

    A romantic dinner out with my hubby

  34. Sandra Tuplin
    February 14, 2015 / 11:31 am

    Go out for dinner and then Home for a movie.

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