Valentine’s Day is Thursday and I know there are a whole bunch of ladies out there who still don’t know what to do for their favorite man friend. Heck, there are probably a whole lot of ladies who honestly think that Valentine’s Day is all about them and believe that their only obligation is to look pretty while they wait to be showered with gifts and affection. Now I know I’m not your typical woman but I think that belief is preposterously selfish and very unfair.
That’s why I’ve compiled this short list of good ideas, incorporating every man’s favorite things – beer, sex, and food. Each one is guaranteed to make him happy and earn you major girlfriend/wife/admirer points.
Every man wants a woman who gets him and goes out of her way to please him… even if she chooses to do so on an over-commercialized, over-hyped, completely unnecessary day in the middle of February.
That being said, here are my official recommendations:
1. Show up to his office/place of employment with treats – for everyone. I’m not talking about conversation hearts or boxed chocolates here. The whole point is to make the other guys he works with wish that they had a sweet, thoughtful, awesome lady just like you. Drop in with homemade Bacon Peanut Butter Cup Beer Brownies or Beer Covered Marshmallows and your main-squeeze isn’t going to be the only one talking you up. Don’t linger or make a day of it – just swoop in, drop the beer-soaked baked goods, and go. He’ll let you know how much he appreciates it when he gets home.
2. Get his libido going with a beer tasting. How hot would it be if your guy walked in to find you all dolled up, wearing something special, surrounded by Belgian glasses and bombers of beer? I’m pretty sure the only way to make that scene any hotter is to explain to him that all of beers on the table were selected because their main ingredient is a known aphrodisiac and you wanted to be absolutely clear about your intentions.
Chocolate, shellfish (particularly oysters), and saffron are three big ones – so I suggest Southern Tier Chokolat, Flying Dog’s Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout (particularly if he likes off-colored jokes), and Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch.
3. Surprise him with dinner, at home. Instead of suggesting he take you out to some ridiculously expensive restaurant, surprise him with a special well-planned menu and embark on a steamy culinary adventure right in your own kitchen. Cooking together is a lot more intimate than a Valentine’s Day prefix menu. Try Beer and Butter Poached Lobster with Saison Risotto, or a prime aged bone-in rib eye steak topped with bleu cheese and paired with a barley wine. That’s a flavor experience he won’t soon forget.
If you and your current love-interest are mutually opposed to the holiday, you can go right ahead and save these suggestions for another day. I’m no man, but I’m pretty sure they’d be welcomed surprises anytime.