Post # 1
I was reading another post about a Bee getting flowers on her birthday and was struck by how many of the other Bees said they would be thrilled to receive flowers. I hadn’t realized getting flowers was that unusual.
My husband sent me two dozen red roses to my office the Monday after we first spent a weekend together (first time we were intimate). He has also sent a dozen red roses to my office on my birthday..and sometimes “just because.” My female coworkers (ranging in age from 30-60) also get flowers at the office on a regular basis from their husbands (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
Maybe it’s an age-related thing? Is this something younger guys don’t do?
Personally, I love getting flowers, but I always feel a bit guilty about getting them since they cost a lot of money for somthing that doesn’t last. I honestly would prefer a present I could keep…but I would never, ever say that to him. I love that he wants to get me flowers, even though they are wildly impractical
Post # 3
I would say 2-3 times a year he drops them off at school for me. He gets them from TRader Joes and re-used vaes though so it is a sweet (but not too pricey) guesture. 🙂
Post # 4
I get flowers often, and I love getting them, and I make sure he knows how much I love getting them. I actually love that they don’t last, because I don’t like clutter, so having something beautiful to look at and then be able to throw away is perfect for me.
Post # 5
I get them every once and a while. It’s nice to not be expecting them. In fact the other day I came home to a vase full of my favorite flowers. It was really sweet!
Post # 6
I would say, every other month, I love it, anniversary and a few other special dates.
Post # 7
I’ve never gotten them, but I’m not a flower person. In fact, we had some friends bring flowers with them when they came over a few weeks ago. It was a gorgeous bouquet but we didn’t have a vase and had to put it in the blender!
Post # 8
I don’t get them often at all…I like them, but they die quickly so they’re a little impractical. Still a sweet gesture, though!
Post # 9
I don’t really think it’s an age related thing. I’m in my late 30’s and I’ve dated people 10 years older, my age, and my Fiance is 10 years younger than me. Looking back, I can’t recall dating anyone who sent flowers more than a couple times. And my first serious boyfriend, who was the same age as me, was adamantly against giving flowers.
My Fiance has given me flowers twice over a year and a half period, so yep, it’s a rare occurrence. 🙂 But, he builds steps on the porch and puts in a new water softener for me to show his love, so I can’t really complain. 🙂
Anyway, I think the man who sends flowers for no reason or often is actually a rarity. Consider yourself a lucky gal. 🙂
Post # 10
I don’t but its totally because he knows I’m not a flower person. I’m way too practical and frugal.. and it just drives me nuts that he’d spend even $20 on something that will just die or get eaten by the cats in under a week. He did get me a huge arrangement when we were first dating which I appreciated but kind of felt like was a waste of money. I (nicely) told him after that, although I love the gesture I don’t require expensive flowers. A grocery store bouquet tells me the same gesture + that you’re good with money… or better yet a live plant! Since then he’s gotten me grocery store bouquets a few times and that is cute, and he has also gotten me plants a few times which I LOVE (although I keep killing them bc I am not so good with plants… but I still love the gesture). Overall though gifts just don’t mean much to me. I well-thought text or email, vacuuming without being asked, or just an unexpected compliment are what make me swoon.
Post # 11
In the 2 years we’ve been together, I got a dozen roses on our one-year anniversary and a dozen roses on our 2nd Valentine’s day together. I was SOO happy to get them. I’d be thrilled if they showed up at work one day unexpectedly, though. 🙂 My Fiance is 36.
Post # 12
My husband usually buys me flowers a few times a month. He usually buys them from the grocery store (love Trader Joes flowers!) and I use vases we have at home so it’s not expensive. I love having flowers around the house and he likes buying them because he knows I love it!
As much as I love the flowers he buys, my favorite was a time when we didn’t have a ton of extra money because we had a large unexpected car repair. He didn’t feel right spending money on flowers so he went into the back yard and cut a few we had growing. I thought that was so thoughtful!
Post # 13
@Entangled: Haha…I love the blender-as-vase idea.
Post # 14
FH sent me flowers for valentines day which was only a few days after our first date. I thought it was really sweet of him. But now he knows me & my family better, my mom is a florist and has 23 gardens there is no need to spend $ on flowers.
Post # 15
I get them maybe once a year, begrudgingly.
Post # 16
I love flowers and love the thought behind receiving them, especially on non-occasions.
He knows this but still doesn’t do it very often even though I have straight up told him I LIKE GETTING FLOWERS FROM YOU.
When he does think to do it, he will remind me often for weeks after about what a great guy he is and how lucky I am to have him.