By Dani Nick

Philadelphia (CW Philly) — If you’re newly dating, do you participate in Valentine’s Day? It’s a difficult question, and there’s not a clear-cut answer. However, if you’re enjoying the new relationship, and think that feelings are mutual, acknowledge the holiday. 

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be super romantic with rose petals and a candlelit dinner. Keep reading for some quick and easy tips on how to handle Valentine’s Day if you’re in a new relationship. 


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Express how you feel about Valentine’s Day, and find out how he/she feels. You don’t have to go in blind, hoping your plans will be received well. Prepare by simply having a conversation.

Keep It Simple 

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You don’t want to scare off someone new, so don’t go too big. Diamond earrings, a giant teddy bear, and Godiva chocolates aren’t necessary. Opt for a thoughtful card or flowers instead.

Be Creative 

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Generic gifts, like chocolates and jewelry, aren’t always the best idea. Instead, show appreciation with an unexpected gift such as a cooking class, concert tickets, or a book.

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What do you think of these tips? Let us know if they’re useful!