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Handle This: He Got You a Gift But You're Empty Handed

Handle This: He Got You a Gift But You're Empty Handed

You've been dating a great guy for six months. Today is your anniversary and you're celebrating at your favorite restaurant, just the two of you. You had a busy work week and before you know it, the day's completely gotten away from you. Instead of having time for your boyfriend to pick you up, you had to meet him there. On the way to the restaurant, you stopped to get a card and had just enough time to scribble a few words from the heart before the hostess sat you.

When you saw your boyfriend waiting for you at the table, your eyes immediately focused in on the small blue box sitting on your plate — he got you a gift and you're empty handed! You guys hadn't talked about exchanging anything, in fact, you thought he'd be impressed that you brought a card but he clearly one upped you. This night was supposed to be fun but all you can feel is guilty, so how would you handle it?


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lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Is it really that hard (no pun) to figure it out? Guys don't want neatly wrapped presents... sure they're a nice surprise, but we all know what they want.
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
i agree tidalwave. (lol) to k8rckstr: every relationship is different, but for me at 2 months, we probably would've only been on 4 -6 dates (my schedule doesn't permit me to hang out with a guy everyday or to go on a date every other day to get to know him)...not enough for me to say "let's be boyfriend and girlfriend."
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Asia84, i assume you're being sarcastic. blow jobs aren't a luxury. sex is.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
my bf and i realized we were exclusive after 2 months of not wanting to date anyone else... 6 months seems a while to wait for exclusiveness lol but yeah i wouldnt feel bad... just be happy he put the effort into it... lots of guys wouldnt even remember or care enough to put thought into a gift haha
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
blow job? at 6 months?!?!?!? HA!!!! at 6 months, you just realize that you're even exclusive with that person...he ain't getting the luxury of blow jobs yet. and blow jobs are reserved for special stuff, not "oh your dumb a*s bought me a gift on our 6 month anniversary like a punk, and i (as the expected sensitive counterpart) didn't even think to get you shit" deal. you give blow jobs when that muthaf*cka gets a promotion, or remembers to load the dishwasher consistently for a week....not because i feel bad. no body likes pity head.
bluestar bluestar 8 years
Say "thank you."
lawchick lawchick 8 years
By the way, if you act like this bothers you, it will only make him feel bad, so don't let on!!
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I wouldn't feel bad about this! He's (hopefully) just doing something sweet and not doing it with the expectation of getting something in return. Just think of it like him bringing you flowers randomly -- be super appreciative and that will make him feel great!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i wouldn't do anything i'd say thanks for the tiffany's box buddy! and then we'd make sweet love later. the best way to make this not awkward is to avoid it and say "oh my god, you really shouldn't have, you're amazing" and just make it seem like you're happy he one-upped you! he will love the fact that he made you happy!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
i wouldn't be celebrating a six month anniversary
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
LOL fluffyhelen. Love it. Anyways, I would pay for dinner, but not make a big deal out of it. My bf and I do something nice every month like Jude C - it's because we've been together for 3 and a half years but have spent the majority of those years long distance (him in the UK, me in the US - now I'm in the UK) so each month we like to remind us of how strong we've been to stay with each other through all the difficult times. And it makes us not take our relationship for granted either when we think of how lucky we are that we're currently in the same city. I used to be grateful when we were simply in the same time zone! But we used to make a bigger deal out of each month when we were living apart - now we just use the day as an excuse to do something fun or go out to dinner.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
This is why we were given the gift of BLOWJOBS. Thank you and goodnight.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
"UNSEXPECTED" I love it! ;)
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 years
6 month anniversary gift?? that's unsexpected, so I wouldn't feel bad at all, since it would be a surprise to me. I'd offer to give him an extra good back rub afterwards or something lol
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
i don't think we would've even noticed it was 6 months at 6 months....i wouldn't have felt bad about not having a gift. i would've said, "oh wow. Dinner would've been just fine. we didn't have to do the gift thing...thank you though." (give him the "you're so sweet" look).
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
I would make something up on the fly and be like 'Oh I wanted to take you mini-golfing this weekend as a special treat!' or something fun and random.
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
Why are we celebrating six months??? that's like saying, you made it past the preliminaries, now you move on to semi-finals.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
This isn't an anniversary -which indicates a yearly measure! It's only 6 months. I don't get it... I've had several serious boyfriends and we've never celebrated an anniversary under a year. This would be very surprising for me that the GUY is so into it...
quietriott quietriott 8 years
am i the only person that is bothered by the fact that people use "anniversary" which by definition is something that happens once a year, to describe something that is only months? be like "how i met your mother" and call it a ____-monthiversary if you are going to celebrate.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
We celebrate our monthly anniversary every month, but not with presents--just a nice dinner or whatever.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I do not think it is that big of deal. Say thank you and move on. I just think it is weird to celebrate a 6 month anniversay are you in high school?
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 8 years
no biggy.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
i would show him how appreciative i am, probably mutter something about being sorry for not getting him anything....but then take him back home slip into something sexy, light some candles, the whole romantic/sexy shindig and call it a night ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I wouldn't make it into a big deal, since it's not like you talked about exchanging gifts and a six-month anniversary doesn't seem to be a universally accepted "gift-giving" occasion that you'd be expected to have something for him, but I would pay for dinner and maybe pick him up some other nice treat later as well.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I would thank him profusely and make it a point to pay for dinner. If he didn't let me, I'd get dessert after or find another way to surprise him later. There's no need to feel guilty if you didn't say you were exchanging gifts!
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