Here are 3 easy ways to handle the situation properly. Everyone has been in this situation: You just started dating someone only to find out their birthday is right around the corner. Awkward, right? Here you are, with a new relationship and just as you're getting to know the person, their birthday rolls up out of nowhere and leaves you wondering about the gift. Plus, a gift can say a lot about your feelings — are they lukewarm or red hot? The pressure to nail the proper gift that says how you feel without going overboard or being underwhelming is more stressful than obsessively checking your phone for a text, an email, or even gasp a call back.
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Birthday present for girl you just started dating
Finding the right gift for that special guy in your life is hard enough. If you've only recently started dating, however, you have a real challenge on your hands -- unless you've been friends for some time. You don't want to go for a gift that screams long-term relationship, but it would be rude not to get him anything. Focus on casual gifts or birthday experiences that relate to his interests or that the two of you can enjoy together. You may have only been officially dating for two weeks, but it's likely you've known him for a bit longer, so you should have some idea of his interests.
Do you go with the practical or the romantic? The sentimental or the sexual? How do you thread the needle when it feels like every gift is practically soaked in unspoken messages about commitment, intent and expectations? The trickiest part of holiday shopping for a young or entirely unofficial relationship is understanding the relationship between the length and type of your relationship and the budget for the gift.