I saw a headline today titled “Don’t buy me roses…” I never actually read the article, thou it got me thinking about the cost of flowers VS the cost of experiences and what your significant other or eventual X will actually take away from your relationship in terms of memories & what those memories actually might cost you.
I run a lot and need to think about something for three hours while I’m running, so this is some of the weird shit that I ponder.
It’s true thou and I’ve got many an example to back it up, likely you do to.
Lets say you use the above example, for the most part it actually happened. $100 flowers + $85 candy extras + $200 dinner + $40 movie = $425 for one day and you never left town. Likely they are more miffed that you put in a half ass effort then if you’d been more creative in the first place.
Now lets say you want to be a touch more kick ass and blow his / her socks off & maybe selfishly go someplace you want to go to.
Really people it’s way less then you think, if you do some hunting or make yourself a tad more flexible for the getaways. I once flew from Canada to San Francisco for like $149 each way, landed on a Tuesday so our boutique hotel went from about $200 to $70/ night. Over dinner at the illustrious Joes crab shack beers were $1 on Tuesdays, so we got drunk and had a great time. The next day was a Wednesday so an Oakland A’s baseball game cost us $2 to go to. And the next day we went for a weekday wine tour for like $49 or something ridicules. Basically the four days cost around $500 each for every single thing! The same as your one date night & I’ve got a lot of leverage out of telling how awesome that week was.
This isn’t a one off. Another time I went to Bermuda, flying from Canada it was actually cheaper then flying to Toronto, like $600 roundtrip. Stayed with friends, caught the only day of the year when glow bugs light up and mate and well then die. It’s was like seeing the entire life spectrum in about three seconds. Then went swimming a couple of times in these hidden underground caves in the most fantastic natural spring water, neither of those cost a dime and I’ll never forget it.
Don’t believe me that should get them memories not flowers and how it’s basically the same cost? I took me exactly 3 minutes to find the following two deals. West Jet Promotion from Winnipeg to London England for $279 each way plus tax ($150ish) and Calgary to Puerto Vallarta for $365 plus tax or $790 total for a week including EVERYTHING! $112/DAY and you pay for nothing else, nothing!
This is great advice, with a bit of a clause: like a person with an extensive resume of how they have had five jobs a year for the last three years and think that’s impressive work experience thou they can’t hold a job, I wouldn’t necessarily take relationship advice from me.
HOWEVER in the world of travel. Mate, Buy Her Flowers And She’ll Forget You…