While men rack their brains about how to bring romance into the mix, women fret over what they should wear—to the date, and after...
So, men, what should we wear?
Whatever Makes Her Feel Good
"I want my girlfriend to wear whatever makes her feel the most special, the most comfortable, and gives her that smile when she does one last check in the mirror. If it makes her that happy, then I know I'll be beyond words when I see her!"
—Dan Lantowski, publicist, New York, NY
Something Ridiculous Yet Festive
"I'd like her to wear something Valentine's Day-oriented and festive, like a propeller hat with hearts all over it. Obviously, the hat only works if worn with a matching, heart-covered jumpsuit (think Evel Knievel) and bright slippers, preferably made of glass or polyurethane. This would be her ensemble for our romantic Valentine's Day dinner (although she may have to remove the propeller hat while leaning out the window to order from the drive-thru)."
—Jim Norton, comedian, New York, NY
"Sometimes a girl in sweatpants is way hotter than a girl in sexy lingerie. If my girlfriend can wear baggy sweats and tie her hair in a ponytail, and still look amazing, that's my dream girl right there. Natural beauty trumps the high-maintenance girl any day."
—Eugene Oh, public relations manager, Seattle, WA
"Look at Me"
"I'd like my woman to wear a form-fitting red dress that says 'look at me.' It's only one day a year, but I want to show my woman off in a way that she never dresses 364 days of the year. I want heads to turn and other women to envy. I want cleavage to show and definitely heels. Of course, there will be a nice dinner date and maybe a couple of surprises on my part. All in all, it'll make my day extra special."
—Kenneth McNair (a.k.a. TrifeReality), hip hop recording artist, Brooklyn, NY
"On Valentine's Day, my lady should wear nothing! And, it needs no explanation as to why."
—Donald Mazzella, COO for Information Strategies, Inc., Palisades Park, NJ
Nothing Too Crazy
"Cute lingerie is always good. It doesn't have to be something crazy that would freak me out—it should be within a normal realm—maybe something silk. I'm not into the dominatrix stuff."
—Darshan Sampathu, marketing manager, Boston, MA
Yay for Cleavage
"I love when my girlfriend dresses a little sexier for Valentine's Day and accentuates her cleavage a little more than usual. She has these weird Kymaro cups, which are gel-like boob lifters—they make her look that much sexier in anything that she wears. It's some kind of miracle bra and the perfect Valentine's Day treat."
—Chris Thatcher, advertising executive, New York, NY
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