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  1. Guy-jin

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    I'm not usually one to post threads, especially ones that amount to glorified polls, but I felt like asking anyway.

    Buying flowers for a woman I'm dating has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. It's a little old fashioned, but I feel like it's one of the best ways to show her that I was thinking about her and wanted to dote on her a bit. Anyways, I've never been told that I picked the "wrong" flowers, but I've certainly observed that some women like certain flowers more than others, and that there are a few that most women seem to like, but a few detest to the point of it being an incident (most noticeably roses).

    I usually pick flowers based on the opinion and personality of the woman I'm buying them for and haven't really thought about what various types/colors supposedly "mean" (and maybe I ought to?). Besides a first-date situation, I usually I try to get a feel for the types of flowers she likes before getting her some.

    Do you like receiving flowers from your lover?

    What are your favorite flowers to receive from your lover/significant other and why?

    Are there certain flowers you like or would like to receive for certain occassions, or is there a particular type and/or color that you love above all others?

    What kind of flowers will convey to a woman that I have a massive penis? (This question is a joke.)
     
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    Regardless of all implied meaning I wil NEVER say no to a Dozen long stemmed Red roses.
    It is a absolute classic.
     
  3. Principessa

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    I've always been a fan of pink, peach, yellow and especially white roses.
     
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    Eeeww no white roses for me! :yuck: To me, white roses almost always look funereal.
     
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    I've always gotten flowers from men I've been dating. I like it. I really don't care what kind of -- roses, orchids, tulips, Casablanca lilies, etc., it's all good. It's the thought that counts.

    I even like it when they cut an impromptu flower from the garden and "wear" it between their teeth when they arrive at the door.

    My s/o, however, hasn't given me flowers in 4 -5 months.

    I'm wondering if that means something bad!!! :eek::eek:
     
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    Of course I like receiving flowers - if he doesn't bring me flowers every now and then (at least 2-3 times a month), he might as well forget it. It might be old-fashioned with flowers, but it's a nice way of showing that he was thinking of me. It's the same as inviting me on a trip, on a weekend or even just out to eat on a good restaurant - it's a sign of affection and love. It's part of any ABC for men - at least it should be.


    So true - and every man should bring you at least a dozen now and then.

    Kick him where it hurts - hard!!! Geez, what kind of spirit it this. Doesn't he love you anymore. You have to kick him now - otherwise there will suddenly be 4-5 years between him getting flowers.
     
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    Do you like receiving flowers from your lover?
    Yes. Whenever I do it sort of renews my faith in men.

    What are your favorite flowers to receive from your lover/significant other and why?
    If he knows me well, stargazer lilies or freesia.
    Otherwise any flowers work.


    Are there certain flowers you like or would like to receive for certain occassions, or is there a particular type and/or color that you love above all others?
    No specific occasion. I do love exotic colors, especially for lilies.
     
  9. B_Mademoiselle Rouge

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    I love lilies too. They are so gorgeous!

    As for the white roses, i love how perfect they look. I got tired of seeing red roses and white caught my fancy. On my 16th birthday my dad planted me a white rose bush in the yard and still to this day he picks off the roses to give to me when they bloom. in fact, i got one the other day when i went over there.

    It has a special significance for me.
     
  10. lucky8

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    Good thread, I'm always puzzled as to what to buy
     
  11. B_Artful Dodger

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    I agree man, Its classy. :biggrin1:

    Whenever I buy a woman flowers, (unless I know that she prefers something else...) I usually get roses, (you really cant go wrong), either red, yellow or pink. Not peach just because I hate them and not white because it reminds me of funerals.

    I wouldn't normally give lillies either because of past experience... (I once bought a girl lillies but as I walked with them from the car to her door, all the pollen fell out of them and ruined my clothes. :frown1:) I would send them though.

    Never EVER give carnations! Nothing says I really cant be bothered like a carnation! haha. Cheap and horrible :redface:
     
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    I think the safe ones to go for are red roses when you are dating a chic...

    Man I gotta admit I love giving flowers to girls as well love the look on their face when you pull out a big bunch of red roses....

    last valentines day got my ex gf a box of 24 pink roses brought it into her work hehhe she worked at this big beauty therapist place you should have seen the look on like 40 girls faces in the place when they saw the bunch of these flowers...

    But yeah defiantly some girls like different colors more then others i think with my last gf the pink was defiantly more favorable then red I also got her some other colors nothing could match pink ehehe...

    its the same with buying jewlery for girls some liek gold some liek silver...

    Usually I just ask a close friend of theirs,

    good luck man
     
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    Do you like receiving flowers from your lover?
    i wouldn't know because no one ever brings me flowers :frown:

    What are your favorite flowers to receive from your lover/significant other and why?
    if i ever received flowers i would want something funky and non-traditional, like wild flowers or a mixed bouquet. but if the guy who's bringing me flowers is a traditionalist, he can never go wrong with a single red rose either.

    Are there certain flowers you like or would like to receive for certain occassions, or is there a particular type and/or color that you love above all others?
    my favorite flowers are flowers you can't exactly put together in a bouquet. i love sakuras (cherry blossoms) and they are my absolute fave. orchids, water lilies, daisies, and plumerias are also nice too. and like i mentioned earlier: roses... you can NEVER go wrong with roses.
     
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    LOL - I like the way you think! :tongue:
     
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    Awww. I'd bring u flowers Stacey! :biggrin1:
     
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    Never known a woman to dislike getting flowers unless she's made it clear that she absolutely hates flowers.

    It does help, in my experience if you're getting somebody flowers any way, to try and find out what ones they like and customize from there.
     
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    My favorite flowers are hyacinths. No one but my mother has ever bought me any. My ex used to buy me daisies all the time. As it turns out, those are his favorite flowers. My current boyfriend brings me roses on special occasions, and after we had a huge argument once, he brought home roses as an apology. I really like roses, but I'd love to receive some lilies, orchids, tulips, an azalea, a big arrangement of foxtail, or maybe some irises.

    No matter what flowers are presented to me, it's nice to know I was thought of, and that someone wanted to give me a present. Even carnations make me smile.
     
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    I buy my gf flowers every other day. Roses, spring flowers, great variety. And chocs. And shoes. And clothing. And jewelery.
    OMG, whatever takes my fancy.

    Shopping is her favourite passtime - she can buy whatever she wants.
     
  19. Guy-jin

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    Oh yeah, I love to give lillies myself. They're usually my first choice when it comes to a first date because I know at least I like them... and if my date doesn't than that may spell bad things for the potential of that relationship! :wink:

    Aw, I'd bring you flowers!

    I'm a big sakura fan myself. When in Japan, going to hanami is a great date idea! The petals fall off and look like pink-and-white snowflakes floating down in the middle of a warm spring day.
     
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    Buy me orchids and i'm yours.
     
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