By Adrian Carlos |Staff Writer|
Empty promises, frustration due to
gift prices and anxiety Valentine’s Day.
has a wide variety of personalities, all of which are conscious of our financial situation as students.
Not to worry gentlemen.I asked some of the
What is the expected amount that a guy should spend on a date?
Students like Hannah Beban and Jennifer Gomez agree that $50 to $100 should be enough to cover most of the cost for a nice Valentine’s Day date.
Thoughtful and creative gifts are also acceptable alternatives.
“I don’t care where we go on a date as long as he plans the date and shows that he cares,” said student Sandra Avillas.
From a man’s perspective, the greater majority of the women on campus are really just asking for time and gifts with creativity, and are not so worried about the cost.
“Let’s go out and spend the whole day together, even if the activity is simple,” said student Kimberly Hurtarte.
Not all good dates or ideas come from having to spend money, there’s a lot of little things that guys can do for their valentine’s date to be romantic, without having to break the bank.
“I believe that Valentine’s Day sets up guys for failure because of the set expectations. It should always go both ways and be reciprocated,” said student Tiffany Jones.
For the most part it seems that both
sexes enjoy being acknowledged and want their date or significant other to simply put effort and originality into the day.
I asked if the types of gifts were dependent on the amount of time a couple has been together as well.
New to the married life
, student Krystal Fierro said, “Progression in gifts do not matter to me. What should stay the same is the amount of attention and willingness you put into still showing them that you care.”
“I don’t expect my boyfriend to give me bigger and better stuff every year, I just want him to want to do stuff for me,” said student Allison Brione.
Student Caesar Navarrow said, “I believe that as time goes by the gifts shouldn’t necessarily get more expensive, but at least be more personal.”
So there you have it, not only is there a way to avoid harsh price tags by thinking more creatively, but the majority of students feel that high price material things aren’t always the only way to get the message across.
Instead you can take a different route while being original and still achieve a memorable time for you and your significant other.