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Top 3 ways dads can ruin Valentines Day

Author James Dunsford
Submitted 29-01-2011

For dads, there are very few guarantees in life, but most can count on one thing – getting some action on Valentine's Day. Along with birthdays and anniversaries, it is one of the few times a year when men and women can put aside their differences for common causes.

Still, while it may seem like a given, there are a number of things that dads can do to mess up what should seem like a layup. So unless you want to spend February 14 on the couch, be sure to avoid these pitfalls.

1. Gas station flowers. Regardless of what they might say, every woman likes getting flowers, and that's never more true than on V-day. But if the bouquet in question contains $5 roses from the Citgo down the street? You might as well have gotten her sweatpants and granny panties.

2. Run into an ex at dinner. You may not be able to help it, after all, you both wound up at the same restaurant. Doesn't matter. Pretend you don't know her, hide your face with the menu, put on a fake mustache, anything. Nothing kills the mood like jealousy (except for granny panties).

3. Disregard hygiene. This is for the complacent dads. You may think she can look past the B.O., disheveled beard or stray body hairs – but you'd be wrong. It wouldn't kill you to put in the effort, just this once. We promise.