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 20: Why stay-at-home dates aren't all that bad...
So you have date plans, but then a monkey wrench was thrown your way: your pimped-out ride wouldn't start, traffic transitioned from slow to scary, your reservations were cancelled, or you found out your funds were imaginary. Long story short, you have to settle for the last place you could think of when prepping for a romantic night: your man cave.
If you want to freak out, go ahead. Ilabas mo lang 'yan. Just promise yourself you'll do something about the situation, okay?
Since we're all bros here, we're going to help you turn things around and, just maybe, make things even better than what you're dreading. We list down below our tips on how to make stay-at-home dates spicier, or, in the words of How I Met Your Mother's resident womanizer Barney Stinson, "Legendary!"
1) THE STAY-AT-HOME DINNER DATE
The plan: Cook something "nice"
The better plan: Don't just settle for ordinary dishes. And please, ditch your hotdogs-con-itlog specialty, even if you just wanna be cute. She might not find it funny, which we all know can only amount to one thing. Blue balls! Go with something extraordinary, something tasty and obviously requires effort. Here are a few recipes from Yummy.ph. Also, don't be lazy and settle for take-out or delivery. Girls don't like that, bro.
And while you're at it, serve dessert as well. Think of it this way: you give her a full meal; she gives you her full loving. Yeah, that sounded sleazy. Or you can just get your point across with this apron:
2) THE STAY-AT-HOME MOVIE DATE
You when your girl ditches you because of "lack of preparation"
The plan: Watch a DVD/Blu-ray movie
The better plan: We're thinking you want something macho and action-packed. In other words, no Toni G rom-coms! But this time around, let your girl do the picking. And don't judge whatever movie she picks. Endure the sight of Ryan Gosling's abs (and the accompanying tili). She'll appreciate you for it.
Another thing: prepare some grub! Chips are nice but go a bit further. How about making salsa or your own brand of dip? Lastly, dim the lights—'cause, you know, everything seems more romantic (and bigger *giant bro wink*) in dim lighting.