Whether you think Valentine’s Day is fun to celebrate or a silly waste of time, you still might end up with a few things around the house from your sweetheart or an admirer that could pose a danger. Take a minute to make sure you understand the risks.
You and your significant other enjoying some quality time, sharing presents and having a nice meal. What could possibly go wrong? As an unfortunate number of statistics show each year, rather a lot.
To make sure your date doesn’t become another nasty statistic, here are some key safety tips for Valentine’s Day:
1. Don’t combine cooking and romance – If you’re planning on cooking dinner at home this point might seem a bit contrary to the spirit of the occasion, but amorous behavior is best left till after food is on the table. Keep your attention on the oven, stove and chopping board; kitchen fires and severed fingers are unlikely to impress your date. Hugs, kisses or outright departures from the task at hand invite the possibility of a disaster which could easily be averted.
2. Mind those candles – A romantic staple they may be, however when all is said and done candles are naked flames. If you’re trying to enhance the mood with them make sure they are spaced out on stable surfaces clear of curtains, beds and places they are likely to be knocked over. Never leave them unattended and ensure they are put out before you go to sleep.
3. Drink to health, not to excess – A glass of wine will be more than likely for many of us on our dates but keep some perspective on how intoxicated you are and what the impact may be. A dream date could rapidly become a nightmare thanks to being over the limit, whether it be through a fall, exaggerated arguments or leaving yourself vulnerable on a journey home. It goes without saying that driving should be off the table for any amount of alcohol consumption and bear in mind that no one wants a belching, stumbling, dozy wreck as their date.
4. Roses Can Be a Thorny Issue Ouch! -
You know how much it hurts to pinch your finger with a thorn from a rose or other thorny stemmed flowers. Imagine if you bit down on one of those thorns or accidentally stepped on one.
Take care and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!