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(WTOP)   Here you go, men: the secret message told by the flowers you send. Yellow roses? Congrats, you just dumped your girl   ( wtop.com) divider line
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2013-02-08 05:24:45 PM  
6 votes:
Proof that women makes things more complicated than they really are or need to be. There is no "secret message" in the flowers a guy picked. He just either picked the first thing he saw, or something that looked nice and thought the girl would like. If she's inventing some secret hidden meaning in the flowers just to have something to stress about and get upset over, that's her fault.
2013-02-08 05:31:37 PM  
4 votes:
Dear Woman,

I called a florist and said, "Deliver $50 worth of flowers on x date."  The message I sent is that I just spend $50 on something that will be thrown in the trash in under a week.  If I'm willing to throw money away on you like that, it means I like you.

Don't read anything more into it than that.  I do not pick out the flowers.  I leave that to the florist who knows what they're doing.

2013-02-08 03:49:55 PM  
4 votes:
My wife only wants yellow roses for Valentine's Day because yellow is her favorite color.

So bite me, holiday dead flower industrial complex.
2013-02-08 03:03:06 PM  
3 votes:
So I guess the Yellow Rose of Texas was not the girl for me.....
2013-02-08 05:46:34 PM  
2 votes:
Don't care for roses, personally.  I like "flowers", stuff you could pick out of a yard, but Irises are my favorite.  No reason to tell you guys this, except to say that I think that the whole market of roses and meanings in colors and cut and quantity are ridiculous.  It's a friggin' plant.  My husband has bought me flowers exactly once when we were walking by a cheap supermarket display and I happened to comment that I liked one particular bunch. That was special because of context.  He bought them because he saw that I liked them.  Valentine's flowers seem more like obligation without meaning.
2013-02-08 05:31:20 PM  
2 votes:
My gf told me she appreciated this more than actual pointless flowers:

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2013-02-09 12:06:30 PM  
1 vote:
Ever notice how such articles always list the most pricey flowers as the ones most certain to please her?
2013-02-08 07:16:09 PM  
1 vote:

Oldiron_79: Dear women, most men on this thread have never heard of flower color meanings till this thread. Please dont assume the worst on something we never heard of.

Most. Not all. The language of flowers is a Victorian contrivance, but a sometimes useful one if you're of a literary mind.
2013-02-08 06:36:50 PM  
1 vote:

Bedstead Polisher: WhippingBoy: I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.

Get her a cupcake or something small. It's the gesture that you were thinking of her that she liked.

Allow me to reiterate:

I give up.
2013-02-08 06:32:52 PM  
1 vote:

WhippingBoy: I used to give my wife flowers.
Then one day she confessed to me that she didn't really like flowers.
I stopped giving her flowers.
Then one day she started crying and got really angry at me because "I don't give her flowers anymore".
I give up.

Get her a cupcake or something small. It's the gesture that you were thinking of her that she liked.
2013-02-08 06:20:35 PM  
1 vote:

I should be in the kitchen: Screw that. If yellow roses are her favorite, she'll love them more than the boring red ones you bought because of convention. Nothing against red roses, they're just so cliche for Valentines day. I like the unusual multi-colored roses or, better yet, irises. (I have a tattoo of three purple irises so he'd better not forget they're my favorite!)

I actually couldn't care less about V-day but my boyfriend's mom has convinced him I'm just saying that, so he insists on doing something anyway. At least I get a nice meal out of it. I'd actually like to send him something but I don't know if that would be weird.

Guys? Would you be flattered or embarrassed if your girl sent you flowers at work? Would a bonsai tree or potted green plant be more appropriate?

Definitely flatterred. Shows everyone else he will be getting some that night.
2013-02-08 06:04:59 PM  
1 vote:
I just don't give roses at all. When I want to give a woman flowers I usually go to Giant, grab a few different bundles of flowers with complimentary colors and put together my own bouquet. Never had any problems that way.

The year I met my wife when Valentines Day was approaching I told her I hated it, and refused to celebrate it ('cause I was all punk rock like that) but to prove to her I wasn't just cheap or lazy I wanted to still get her flowers and take her out to dinner - I just refused to do roses or do it ON Valentines Day. She was just fine with that, so we had a great date two days before V-Day - partly great because the restaurants weren't all packed the day we went  - and she got orchids in an arrangement I put together for her with some other flowers, which cost at least as much as roses would have.

She loved it and now that's our tradition. 14 years later we already have dates planned every week for  the rest of Feb, and nothing on Valentines Day. But still no roses, because fark roses.
2013-02-08 05:56:34 PM  
1 vote:
If I dated a girl that judged how I felt about her based on the color of flowers I bought her, I'd dump her.

/SO glad I'm married
//And my wife is cool
///She'd rather get tickets to a rock concert or receive a video game than flowers, chocolate, or jewelry
//No, she doesn't have any sisters.
2013-02-08 05:39:47 PM  
1 vote:
This is why you can't have nice things.
2013-02-08 05:24:00 PM  
1 vote:

jaylectricity: Fark Rye For Many Whores: When you say "women" "flowers" "different colors" I get some definite ideas, but not what the article says.

/especially blue
//you will not like this

WTF? I don't have any kind of safe search on and all I saw were actual belgian waffles with a blue tint.

Then you are a lucky, lucky man.
2013-02-08 05:22:57 PM  
1 vote:
Biatch still won't leave!
2013-02-08 05:22:34 PM  
1 vote:
Who makes this crap up?  Every time I read one of these things the "meaning" of the colours changes.
2013-02-08 02:47:46 PM  
1 vote:
When it comes to a gift of romantic flowers, I always felt that orchids had roses beat hands-down in the passion department. Some orchids are so over the top they should come with an R rating.

So the black orchids I send to women are A-OK.
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