Although you’re not quite ready to change your Facebook profile pic to the two of you sharing a sundae, you do need a gift that lets them know you want this to progress; a gift that won’t make them feel as though you’ve already planned your engagement party. So, call up the restaurant and ask for a great table – maybe in a back room or in a special section.
Don’t be afraid to slip the host a few bucks – they’re used to it and they’ll hook you up.
As if deciding what to wear on dates isn’t hard enough, now you’re stuck deciding what gift to buy – or even you should get them anything at all – for their birthday.
Plus, a gift can say a lot about your feelings – are they lukewarm or red hot?
If the guy you're dating has an upcoming birthday, you might be stumped when it comes to gift ideas because after all, he isn't your "boyfriend" yet.
Spending a lot on lavish gifts and a pricey dinner are generally inappropriate at this stage.
However, if you do go, be prepared to buy him a drink or two.
Gifts that aren't too romantic and are also relatively inexpensive are good options as well. Give him something that he can enjoy in the present that isn't too heavily directed toward your future as a couple, suggests the Cosmopolitan article, "Should You Get Him a Gift? If he has a sweet tooth, wrap up a tin of homemade cookies or a box of chocolates.
That says, “It may be early, but I want to see this last longer.” As for the present, keep it simple – maybe a book they have talked about reading or a bottle of wine they have been dying to try.
If he is a bit of a thrill seeker, pay his way at an amusement park and go on the highest roller coaster you can find.