Gay Married Guy (Jon Ross): I just have to say a BJ. I can't help it. We know you want roses, you know we want a ----- . It might be obvious, but traditions should be honored and on Valentine's day both flowers and fellatio should be in the picture to ensure an enjoyable evening for both parties. Moving beyond that, what I would truly love from my beloved are two tickets - one for me and one for him. Tickets to what, you ask? Well, whatever your man is into - is he a sports nut? Spring for tickets to opening day. Does he love Monster Truck shows? Time to shell out for Gravedigger. Does he like a fabulous Broadway show? Then you may want to investigate what kinds of bars he's been hanging out at late at night. . .uh, no get him orchestra seats to the hottest new production! Especially if you are in a new relationship, this gives both of you the opportunity to share something he loves together. And maybe you'll come away with a new appreciation for whatever it is he loves. Still, whatever you do, don't forget the ----- !
Straight Married Guy (Jamie): I'm a big believer that Valentine's Day shouldn't be such a "gifty" holiday. It should really be about showing your partner that you appreciate them. A long, slow (topless, perhaps) massage is hard to beat. If your guy isn't the touchy-feely type, but has a little metrosexual in him, find a place that offers a delux shave experience like The Art Of Shaving here in New York. They offer The Royal Shave for $55 which includes a pre-shave facial massage, hot towel treatment, full shave and an after-shave mask and moisturizing balm. I've had it and it's awesome!
Straight Single Guy (Pete): I think classes are a good gift. Maybe take a cooking class together, or buy a guitar lesson or a kickboxing lesson for him…something he's always wanted to do. Another option is to plan some kind of a day that's a few different surprise plans. It doesn't have to be anything expensive - just something he'll find fun rather than a chore. Maybe it's cheap seats at an MMA or boxing match, or even just a guy movie. You know, something to make up for that time you made him come into the shoe store with you. If a girl came to a sporting event with me, had a few beers, and maybe even had (or pretended to have) a good time, I'd be smitten. Of course, the one way to ensure that it's the best Valentine's Day ever for a guy: a ----- , followed by sleep.
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