If romcoms have taught us anything about courting women, it was that they just love flowers. You give them a bouquet of roses or lilies, and in five seconds, she’s all yours. Yes, well, in the real world, things don’t usually work like that. I say “usually” because there’s always that one desperate girl that screws up the stats.

Anyway, every woman at least once in her life wondered why she did not get any flowers on the first date, and we finally spill the beans.

Here are some of the reasons why a man would not want to give flowers to his lady.

1. Flowers are a waste of money.

This is probably the biggest and most logical reason for them all. Even the most modest bouquet could easily cost up to a hundred dollars, so why waste money on something that will get thrown out in a day or two instead of either buying some fancy snacks at the restaurant or at least increasing your dating budget?

2. Snarky criticism.

This is a fairly rare reason, but it happens. For example, a guy brought red roses to one of his previous dates, and the girl got upset because they weren’t tulips. Or maybe she said that he shouldn’t have brought her anything to begin with. What a fool you are!

3. Direct and honest request.

If your date told you beforehand that she doesn’t want to see any flowers in your hands, it’s actually a 50/50 trap. She either does want you to buy her some flowers or genuinely doesn’t. That’s something you’d need to deduce on your own, but just to be sure, don’t bring any. Worst case scenario – you respected her wishes, and she shouldn’t complain.

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