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Since: 1.2.02
From: Appleton, WI

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.54
In the past, you Wieners have always given good advice. So now it's my turn to draw upon the great collective wisdom.

Okay, so I was wondering what kind of flowers (arrangement, etc.) to get for a first date. It's not a blind date, but we've only met a few times before at parties (if that matters).

Thanks a bunch in advance, guys (and gals).

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Since: 3.1.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
I'm an old softie, so I'd say just a single rose...unless she has a favorite flower that you know of...because if you can both remember that flower and give her one, she'll be dazzled by you, you smooth bastard.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

Sounds like good, sound advice to me. Be sure to come back after it's over and tell us how it went!

(Not like THAT, damn.)

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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
Does't a red rose symbolize Lust? That might be a pretty strong message for a first date.

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Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.21

No roses on the first date. No no no. She'll run away screaming. A small bouquet of mixed flowers. Nothing fancy.

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Since: 13.7.02
From: Austin

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
Know any of her friends that you can talk to? If so, ask them what her favorite flower is (swearing them to secrecy, and a good old case of 'shut it up, youse' just in case), and take that.

I've done it before. The favorite flower was the lily. We dated for a very long time. Not that the flowers had EVERYTHING to do with it, of course.

Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.56
What's a date?

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Seriously, good luck man.

Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.69
I did the low-key thing as well. Found out what she liked (in the one case,it was plants, not flowers and in one case it was daisies) and got a small of what they liked. A small spider plant, a small bunch of daisies. Because I didn't want to lay on the pressure. Married the Spider-lady.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by pieman
    No roses on the first date. No no no. She'll run away screaming. A small bouquet of mixed flowers. Nothing fancy.



Since: 1.3.02
From: Silicon Valley, California

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One rose or mixed bouquet is good. For mixed bouquet, you could consider if she has allergies, although that's information you discover in later dates (i.e. don't ever ask if she's allergic to roses)

Half-dozen to dozen reds send a strong message and are difficult to improve upon for Valentine's, which is like only a month away. And the rose question will pop up again and cost five times as much :O

After I got married, I went real cheap and got some tree rose plants. It's not as nice or romantic as receiving a bouquet, but having fresh roses to cut and set on a regular basis can be fun.

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Lap cheong

Since: 1.8.02
From: Huntington Beach, CA

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.24
I gotta agree- no roses on the first date. A single rose is always a good move a few down the line. Conserve your ammo man!

I am in favor of the cheap, single flower for a first date. Hell, go PICK one. I have always had good success with that :).

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Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
My social graces consultant & I have just discussed your question. Your bio says you're 24, so we're assuming she's about that age too.

The single rose strategy is a very nice one. (Bunch of roses on the first date is a signal to run screaming. The single rose is a romantic gesture.) We both agree that the traditional colour assignments are probably moot in this context. If you've happened to notice that she likes a particular colour, go with that.

A nice arrangement is a good choice too. Definitely not big & showy, but something pretty. An arrangement is better as a pre-date gift than just the loose flowers -- with just the flowers in paper, she has to scurry off to the kitchen & find an appropriate vase, & fiddle with bla-bla-bla.

As you get to know her better, you'll get a feel for her style (& the style of her house). You'll sort out colours she likes. (Our fashion reporter should be all over that!) You'll sort out the kinds & styles of flowers she's partial to. (eg. Is she an orchid person or a rose person or a wildflower person?) Above all (as with other things) -- pay attention.

One piece of advanced listening, for next time (& the time after that, & the time after that...): When she gushes over your gift, notice any specifics in the gushing. For instance(s):

-- "How sweet of you -- that's so thoughtful." -- You've scored points for the gesture, that's good. But in this context, you haven't hit the nail on the head. Next time, try something different.

-- "These are so pretty! The pink are especially nice." You're probably good on the style; lean toward the colours that she's steering you to. (The florist can do an all-purple, or heavily-pink, or yellow & white bouquet.)

-- "Oh, I just love orchids!! And these white ones are my absolute favourites!" -- Slam dunk! Feel free to do that again. (Lather. Rinse. Repeat.)

I have one friend (just one, mind you) who's not really into flowers at all -- didn't take her boyfriend very long to figure out that stuffed animals were a better plan. Stick with the classics til you find out otherwise though.

Flowers ... good.

Since: 6.1.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
I'd give her a cactus....but I guess that's just me.

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Since: 25.6.02
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.21
    Originally posted by Quezzy
    I'd give her a cactus....but I guess that's just me.

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Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.35
From the many differing opinions you've gotten so far, I've hoped you learned a valuable lesson:

We're cynical wrestling fans (many of us whom don't have a life). What are you asking US for?

Ok, so let's throw in my two cents. I've spent years bringing women single roses before dates. Today, I'm currently single and alone.

Get the hint?

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Toast Jr

Since: 30.1.03
From: Stafford Springs, CT

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
In my opinion, daisies are the way to go for a first date. They are a cheerful looking flower (especially in the winter) and don't send an overly strong message like roses or orchids might, but they don't scream "cheap bastard!" like carnations.

Since: 12.2.02
From: Cleveland, Ohio

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.41
    Originally posted by Toast Jr
    ... but they don't scream "cheap bastard!" like carnations.

Unless she LIKES carnations. (I love my wife for that!)

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Lap cheong

Since: 7.2.02
From: New York, NY

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
None. You don't want to give her any idea that she 'owes' you anything. Being nice and charming is the best way to go.

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Since: 6.8.02
From: St. Louis

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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Just for an FYI here is what I have heard about the whole rose color scheme/meaning thing:
Red=Love/lust (something to give after you have officially been going out for awhile
Pink=Like (something to give kind of early on)
white=friendship (something that not dating friends may give each other, I think yellow fits here too, but I dont remember)

I too was a single rose on first date kind of guy, and I too am now single, I recommend going with nothing, but maybe spendig a little more on dinner or the entertainment for the evening.

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Since: 20.9.02
From: New York, NY

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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.11
Gerbera daisies.

Work like a dream. Cheerful and sunny like daisies you think of when you think of daisies. But if you get the orange ones, those are gorgeous.

I used em on my first date with my lady, and she's my lady now. This was on the advice of my friend's boyfriend as well, as they'd worked for him.

I gave Jennie nine of em, I think. But that was because I'd known her nine years before I got the stones to ask her out.

Your mileage may vary.

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