I haven’t had a long-term relationship in a very long time. I wouldn’t say that I do a lot of dating, but I guess I do my fair share. One of the traditions that I’ve started is making sure that I bring my date fresh flowers each and every time I go on a first date. I have a favorite flower shop in Melbourne that I go to every time. They are easily accessible, and they have the freshest flowers in town. My dates are never disappointed when I show up holding a fresh bouquet.
I went on a date last week and brought a girl a bouquet of red roses. It was actually a blind date, and we had never met before. When we chatted online, I told her that I would be the one holding a fresh bouquet of roses, and that would be how she could identify me. So, I guess this time the flowers were to surprise, but most of the time it’s a complete surprise. When she arrived at the restaurant, she was instantly able to identify me because of the flowers that I was holding. Not only did the flowers make it easier for her to identify me, but they were special gift or token of my appreciation on top of that.
One time I gave a girl a bouquet of daisies when we met for our date. She immediately loved them and asked the person at the restaurant to put them in water for her, as she didn’t want them to begin to wilt. I like that she took such special care of the flowers. It made me believe that she was really a caring human being. I think that you can tell a lot about a person by the way that they respond when they’re given a gift. I wouldn’t say that I’m testing my dates by giving them flowers, but that’s just one of the perks of going through this dating ritual.