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How To Make A Valentine's Day Gesture Without Looking Like A Stalker

There's a thin line between secret admirer and 'that creepy person.' So how can you make a grand Valentine's Day gesture without scaring them off? Check out Cuban Fury, in cinemas now.

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1. Good: Saying it with flowers.

Bad: Saying it with blood.

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2. Good: Testing the waters with a card.

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Bad: Drunk emailing to ask why they're afraid to love you.

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3. Good: Surprising them with a gift.

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Bad: Surprising them by jumping out of their wardrobe.

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4. Good: Giving them a heart-shaped cake.

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Bad: Giving them an animal heart.

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5. Good: Giving them a homemade gift.

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Bad: Building a homemade shrine to them.

6. Good: Getting them a present you know they’ll love.

Bad: Getting them a present you know they’ll love — because you’ve hacked their email.

7. Good: Reading them poetry.

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Bad: Reading their text messages.

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8. Good: Writing a message on their Facebook wall.

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Bad: Writing a message on their wall.

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9. Good: Telling them that you've admired them from afar.

Bad: Telling them that you've been photographing them from afar.

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10. Good: Naming a star after them.

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Bad: Naming your cat after them.

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Good: Wooing her with a steamy salsa dance.


Bad: Wooing her with Riverdance.