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Don’t Take Valentine’s Day Gift Advice From ‘Straight Acting’ Erik. What Are You Giving This Year?

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What Valentine’s Day is for lovers (a chance to celebrate their romance!), it’s something equally representative of something for the hopelessly single: the fact that they’re alone. We’re getting The Sads just thinking about it. And as regular readers know, ‘Straight Acting’ Erik falls into the latter category, which means V-Day (which is this Sunday, folks!) will come and go without a special someone for him to smooch up on. It will also come and go without someone getting a card filled with a $5 bill.

Yeah, bad gift. Sorry Rachel!

So what are good gifts? Yes, flowers and candy and coupons for free fellatio are standard, and perfectly acceptable. But have you given or received a Valentine’s Day present that just went above and beyond the expected? We want to hear about it. So we can steal the idea and put it together in time for the weekend. To the comments, lovers!

On:           Feb 10, 2010
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    • uwyoalum

      My bf of many years is German. The first Valentines Day we were together (which was also the first Valentines Day I ever had a bf) I half jokingly asked “What are you getting me for Valentines Day?” His response was “Nothing, it is a stupid American corporate holiday.” To this day I have never received flowers, candy, or been taken out to dinner by him on Valentines Day, but I wouldn’t trade our years together for anything…

      Feb 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      How about a slip of paper that says “it’s ok to act gay” ?

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tweek

      For him I hand-delivered a different color rose (representing the different stages/levels of our relationship)to his office before he arrived each day in the week leading up to valentines day. I also made sure the florist chose roses that were not fully bloomed for the first couple of roses, so that by valentines day, they all were blooming at once. Needless to say, we got invited to a lot more dinners with co-workers after that.

      He made me a cd with hand-picked songs that expressed the different stages/levels of our relationship and his love for me. Along with some gourmet chocolates, which we later fed each other while we drank a nice bottle of champagne and made sweet love.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tweek

      @Tweek: Something to add, he admitted he’s not really the romantic type, and had me coach him a little bit about how to be romantic (I’m a bit sap like that – voted King of Hearts at my high school valentines day dance). Of course, now, he’s becoming much, much more of a romantic than he admits to. I think it’s that he’s tasted how good it feels and wants more ^_^

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • benlayvey

      Flowers, CDs, Gourmet chocolates? What! Are you stuck in a 1950s sitcom? Give me a tool kit for the Garage man!

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SouLKid

      urmmm, hi Erik.
      ok i dont really care about valentine. My bf and i haven’t even mentioned it so far. We just gonna be celebrating the chinese new year holidays with friends.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joseph

      @Tweek: eugh!!!!

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.

      How about a dick in a box? LOL! J/k

      Feb 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alfonzo

      If he’s straight acting he may find a farting contest more romantic.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon

      Valentines day sucks. . .the only thing I can think of is buying a new ring for my love, but that requires obtaining a ring size after 24 years. . and . . we’re not sneaky & waiting for our marriage certificate.

      Perhaps that chocolate sampler is in order?

      Feb 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Yuki

      I don’t have anyone to give anything to, but I’m not really too picky. Something in general would be nice; the two years I had someone for Valentine’s Day I didn’t get anything save for a Hershey’s Kiss wrapper folded into a heart as an afterthought of “Wait, I should get him something maybe”.

      But yeah. I personally like, maybe, a homemade bracelet or necklace or something. -shrug-

      Feb 10, 2010 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      Think Erik could use a guy with a huge “heart-on”…….. : P

      Feb 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • benlayvey

      @Mike L.: LMFAO!!!!!!!!!

      Feb 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben

      the video wont play on here. get some chocolates.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er

      @uwyoalum: OMG. I think I LOVE your BF. So smart.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion

      Best Valentine’s gift I ever got: My boyfriend hired a violin player (at a local university) to come knock on my door and serenade me with “Let me call you sweetheart.” I still cry whenever I hear that song.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark

      A sweet card, a great meal and wine at home, and any room in the house.

      Feb 11, 2010 at 12:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BeautifulBoy

      Geez, he’s ugly…

      Feb 11, 2010 at 11:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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