I was sort of seeing a boy in the mid-winter my senior year of high school. Things had been pretty casual – we talked on the phone pretty frequently but didn’t get the chance to see one another more than once every week or two. I felt like we were really hitting it off, but I didn’t want to push any plans for the impending Valentine’s Day because we weren’t technically together. When I nonchalantly asked him what he was doing on the afternoon of February 14th he said he would be studying hard for a physics test the next day. I was a bit disappointed, but didn’t expect anything more.
However, when V-day evening came around, he showed up at my door with cookies and flowers and took me out to dinner! I was completely shocked and so happy that he made the effort to show me that he cared as much as I did. Sometimes a surprise goes a long way!
Claire, New York
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