Realize that in the beginning of the relationship, you might only get a heart box of candy. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be perfect, and it's still nice that he got you anything at all! Don't read too much into his actions on Valentine's Day.

Dudes feel a lot of pressure to do something special for the ladies in their lives, and sometimes that can make them act weird.

If it's only been 1-3 weeks, be careful about you approach this. Say something like, "So, no pressure at all, but I was just wondering if we're doing anything for Valentine's Day?

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If she's into music, make her a compilation of songs by your favorite obscure bands. Consider a membership to an art museum in your city, a pair of tickets to a local film festival, dance lessons or a cooking class. You don't need to gush if gushing isn't your style, but do use this opportunity to make yourself a little vulnerable and say something you haven't yet.

Compliment her sense of humor, work ethic, beauty, intelligence, creativity--whatever it is that charms you is fair game for compliments.

Source: Shutter Stock Before you make a move, think about how long you two have been together.

Did you literally just start seeing him a week ago?

One of my good friends recently asked me for advice in a total panic.

She just started seeing someone a few weeks ago, and their relationship is so new, they don’t yet have a label for it.

She was freaking out, and I honestly don’t blame her.

Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers, but how are you supposed to celebrate it with a new flame without freaking him out or without making things awkward?

You don't want to ignore the day, altogether, for fear of appearing apathetic, but you also don't want to overwhelm your crush with too much romance too soon. Make mental notes about what excites your sweetie and use these observations to help you decide the perfect gift.