Don't beat yourself up — it's not your fault. Take it from a woman whose recent Sega Genesis/Hozier concert ticket purchase was the opposite of a Christmas miracle. The truth is: Men don't actually want anything that we would want if we were men. So that means: no jewelry, no bottles of cologne, no "adorable" stuffed animals engraved with your initials and — for the love of God — keep your thoughts on ties to yourself.
So just what do these mysterious, fascinating creatures we call men want on V-day? Well, according to a few brutally honest folks on Reddit, here's the harsh truth.
"Make sure your undergarments match. We men have spent our lives looking at underwear models and we don't expect you to match their body image at all, but it's hard to kid ourselves when you uncloak a Walmart bra and some granny drawers. Just saying."
"Home-cooked meal and drink service all night. Keep 'em coming!"
"Experiences make the best gifts. I still remember every detail about my birthday dinner that my girlfriend took me to nearly three months ago. That night will probably stick with me forever. Physical gifts are nice, of course, but just getting dressed up and making the most of the evening is more than satisfactory."
"Your full undivided attention and company."
"I honestly don't want anything but my girl buying some nice lingerie and putting it on at the end of the night before sexy time."
"Nothing. It's another day to celebrate blatant consumer rip-offs. Neither of us give a shit about it."
"Home-cooked meal. But as she can't even boil water without practically burning the entire street down, I'd settle for a takeaway."
"A chick to smoke with, then lots of sexy stuff."
"Just don't be a total bitch to me all day cause you've decided to not be satisfied with anything I do."
Is all this romance making you well up inside? Hold that thought, because the number one Valentine's Day gift men want (according to a select few random dudes who post on Reddit) was so popular, it deserved to be an a category all by itself.
Drum roll, please ...
"Blowjob and steak."
"I want a blow job with a finish, for the love a Christmas finish the job and swallow."
"Cinnamon hearts and blowjobs."
"A blowjob accompanied with steak dinner."
Happy Valentine's Day, ladies!
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