Rules Valentine

The Litmus Test

I can tell if a guy is in love with a girl based on his behavior and a few litmus tests. One of them is the type of gift he gives on Valentine’s Day. It has nothing to do with money or how much it costs, but the type of gift can reveal how he truly feels about her.

Are they romantic or practical?

You may think a laptop, iPad, briefcase, an expensive Italian suit or a Nespresso machine means he loves you just because they might be expensive, not at all. Those gifts are nice and practical, but not romantic. It means he cares for you like a friend or sister, but it does not mean he wants to marry you.

Rule #12 says, “Stop dating him if he doesn’t buy you a romantic gift for your birthday or Valentine’s Day.”

This advice rule applies to birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas. A man who is madly in love with you gives romantic gifts all year round, not just on Valentine’s.

“When men are in love, they give love objects even when they are on a tight budget. Flowers, jewelry, poetry, and weekend trips to the country are the kind of gifts men give when they are in love,” say Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider in The Rules.

Tiffany charm with matching Tiffany fondant cake for my birthday.

If a guy doesn’t give you romantic gifts for Valentine’s, birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas, he’s just not that into you. My advice is to stop dating him, because you’ll only end up getting hurt in the long-run. Save yourself from months or years of heartache, painful and suffering. NEXT!

Practical gifts are not a problem in and of themselves, they are merely indicators. Romantic gifts are litmus-tests to a Rules relationship, which means a happy, healthy, long-term committed relationship that ends in marriage.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s week!

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”  ~Japanese proverb

Much Gratitude,

Kim, The Modern Geisha

“The Modern Geisha is always moving in a good mood… She is always calm, beautiful, happy, serene, grateful and unperturbed.”

Note:  This message is intended for a general audience only. There are rules and exceptions to the rules. I give advice on a case-by-case basis only and not cookie-cutter advice. If you have questions regarding this matter, please email for a private consultation.

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