Life flies by so fast, it is not surprising that society has enshrined a day in which we are reminded to express our love to those our hearts and souls – or wishful thinking - are bonded. Regardless of what the emotional curmudgeons have to say about it, Valentines Day is an opportunity to stop, smell the overpriced roses and put your heart out there. If you’re planning a special night out, it’s also a way to express your own brand of romanticism. Let’s consider the Look of Love that might be right for you.
1. Smooth Operator
For you, love and affection are expressed without pomp and ceremony but between the lines, in subtle actions and quiet, intimate gestures. A great relationship is one that flows, without too much effort or the need to explain yourself a lot. You cherish the time you can spend with your loved ones in comfortable silence, with a foot connected from opposite ends of the couch. For the Smooth Operator, one of the sexist things alive is to be at a party mingling separately, and catching each other’s eyes across the room to share a special, private moment that no one else would even notice.
Your Motto – to be loved is amazing. To be understood is profound.
Your Style – Classic, sleek styles that don’t need to much tizzing about but create mystery and allure.
2. On Your Sleeve Eve
Love comes, love goes and you’re there to dive in and enjoy it while it lasts. You give with abandon, fall hard and fast, relishing every moment of those crazy heady days in the earliest stages of love. Your friends may worry that you wear your heart on your sleeve, but you’re actually quite practical when it comes to accepting not every love is THE love. The joy you take is in discovering the person you are with, and it’s probably a pretty active journey. Will they jump out of a plane with you, spontaneously take off to an unplanned location for a weekend at a moment’s notice, or jump into a warm pool at midnight for an impromptu skinny dip? These are the moments that define the way you feel about your chosen one. You’re a free spirit who gives your heart freely, but on your terms. Only a very special kind of person can take it and make you completely theirs.
Your Motto – Love is a rollercoaster, just gotta ride it.
Your Style – tousled, unstructured and ready for the next adventure in minutes.
3. Loud and Proud
When the writers for Jerry McGuire wrote the famous line “you complete me”, they may as well have penned your name in the script. Love for you is about finding your soul mate, and when you fall, you go all in. Your ideal romance is one where you are the clear half of a whole. You’re best friends, confidants, and lovers who enjoy exploring your feelings verbally and expressing yourselves out loud and proud. Your happiness is something to be shouted from the rooftops, and when you know you’re loved equally in return, nothing can stop you. Ten-foot-tall and bullet proof, you and your amore are the ones most often seen in passionate embrace in the corner of the party, that can’t take your eyes and hands off each other and are constantly updating your blissed-out state to every single social media channel. You know some of your crowd might scoff at your sentimentalism, but you don’t care. You’re too busy being insanely happy.
Your Motto – All that you are is all I’ll ever need
Your Style - Go big or go home, styles as big as your heart
4. Part Time Lover
You’re in it for a good time, not a long time. While you’re more than happy to give someone else the pleasure of your remarkable company, fact is, you really are not that interested in settling down or committing to anything long term. Fierce, independent and happiest when you’re on the hunt, love for you is something reserved for family and the small circle of people who have earned your deep, deep trust and respect. You’re most often found jetting in from the last international flight you just caught on the way through to your next major project, so making time for someone else’s emotional needs just isn’t a priority. You’re a head turner and you know it. You love making a statement with fashion, language and behaviour, and having the undivided attention of every potential conquest in the room is something you can achieve, and make no apology for. Unashamedly confident and sexy, you definitely crave physical connection but strictly on a catch-and-release basis.
Your Motto – I am who I am. Your approval is not needed.
Your Style – stand out in a crowd, fashion forward and first to the new
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