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Feb 2, 2014
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It’s our favorite time of the year—that’s aside from Christmas and the FHM 100 Sexiest Victory Party; okay, it’s our THIRD favorite time of the year! But who’s counting, right? What’s more important is it’s now February. The love month. The okay-lang-magwaldas-para-sa-date month. The only month men are allowed to be ultra-cheesy.

But do you have any idea HOW to be cheesy? Are you and your girlfriend/missus constantly bickering about your lack of romance? Do you attribute your singlehood to your lack of wooing skills? Well, we’re going to solve these all for you! FHM will be dishing out daily how-to-be-a-Don-Romantiko tips the whole month of February!

Gentlemen, welcome to FHM’s 28 Days Of Romansahan!


DAY #2: THE LOVER BOY'S GUIDE TO FLOWERS

Remember when your pop, BFF, or even katambay told you, "You can never go wrong with flowers"? While most girls do like flowers, don't pick the first one you see. You might not believe this, but there's a science to giving flowers.

Each flower has its own meaning and qualities. And, no, hindi lang roses ang bulaklak na romantic sa mundo. Below is our little guide to some of the most popular flowers out there, and what they mean and how much they cost.

Read on lover boys, and may the flowers you choose be your ticket to a night of labing-labing! Wink!


But first, a simple yet very important reminder
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Flowers are nice and most girls we've encountered like it. However, there are those unlucky ones who are afflicted with a condition called hay fever. This basically means that they are allergic to pollen, the little seeds inside flowers. When it strikes, expect symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose, and watery eyes.

guide to flowersYour hay fever-infected girl, without the bigote
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So ask your girl first if she already has experienced hay fever in the past. If she says yes, play it safe and avoid giving her flowers that are rich in pollen (e.g. chamomile, chrysanthemum, sunflowers) or that particular flower that triggered her allergic reaction. You don't want anyone to see a red-faced, teary eyed girl beside you, right?

Now, on to the flowers!


Red Rose

guide to flowersImage credit: Forherfromyou.co.uk

What it means: Perhaps the most popular flower for romantics, red roses stand for a passionate kind of love and romance.

Give it: If you want to symbolize the "fire" you and your girl have, or if you're willing to have more passion in your relationship.

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Price: P1,350 to P2,500 per bouquet (Philflora.com), one-stem Baguio rose for P50 to P70 (Dangwa)


White Rose

guide to flowersImage credit: Realsimple.com

What it means: A white rose means purity and innocence. Obvious naman sa color, 'di ba?

Give it: If you want to tell her your love is pure (naks!) or that she's innocent and must be taken care of.

Price: P990 per bouquet (Philippineblooms.com)

NEXT: For BFFs and the young ones


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