Ask A Guy: What Should I Buy My Boyfriend For Valentine’s Day?

This week, we’re doing things a little different. We know a lot of you are struggling to figure out what the heck you should buy your boyfriend for Valentine’s Day, so we knew we had to enlist Ethan to help! He’s answered the question based on any time of relationship you’re in. PS – thanks Ethan!

Those who read this column may already know that I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. All of the expectations and pressure surrounding gift giving can be more detrimental than bond-building. Fortunately, most of the guys I know don’t expect much for the holiday – usually a loving lady’s affection is enough! But let’s say you want to go the extra mile and do something nice for your man on V-Day. I’m here to help! Here’s a quick gift-giving cheat sheet no matter what your Facebook relationship status is:

Hopefully this cleared things up for you girls. Have an awesome Valentine’s Day!

Good luck!

Ethan Fixell is a writer and comedian from New York City best known as one half of comic “dating coach” duo Dave and Ethan. He is also the creator and editor of For more on Ethan, visit…or call his mom, Robin.

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