Topics: Stuff Mom Never Told You - HowStuffWorks
You’ve just started seeing someone, things are going pretty well, so far at least, and then, BAM, you find out it’s their birthday. Shit.
If you were more seriously involved, you’d at least know what was expected of you: you’d play the “Significant Other” role with aplomb, providing gifts, planning romantic birthday dinners, buying drinks, half-hosting the celebrations, and, most importantly, providing a safe passage home at the end of a boozy night.
But when you’re only a few months (or weeks!) in, and your future with this person isn’t yet assured, you have to awkwardly toe the line between being presumptuous and doing too much, or being callous and not doing enough.