Valentine's Day is a paradox. We hate it because grocery store boxes of chocolate and heart-holding teddy bears aren’t an actual measurement for love. But on the flip side, we love it because date nights are fun, having an excuse to get dressed up is always tempting, and heart shapes somehow make dark chocolate taste that much better (especially when served up with some bubbly).
I’ll be candid–if you’re in a relationship where you expect everything to be handed to you on a silver platter–get out. I’ve been in that situation in the past, and while it was nice at first, it made me feel like I was being put into a box where I was incapable… and weak.
Last month, date night was spent eating Ethiopian food and ice cream cookie sandwiches in West LA. It was the boyfriend’s turn to surprise me, and I’ve never had a chance to try Ethiopian food before!