Birthday gift for a guy you just started dating

I've been on 3 dates with this girl, each one better than the last.She definitely wants to see me again and we're a very good match.If You've Been Dating Six Months Or Fewer, Exclusively So you're a couple, albeit a relatively new one.

If It's Your Birthday As psyched as you are about being in a relationship on your birthday, don't put too much pressure on your newly minted significant other to make the day special.

Remember, it's their first time going through the birthday gauntlet with you, so this one is mostly about setting the tone.

If you're invited to a more intimate celebration, such as dinner at a restaurant with friends, don't feel obligated to attend.

Of course, it's lovely if you do—but if you don't feel you're quite yet at the Birthday Dinner With Friends level yet, you can offer instead to take him or her out for a birthday drink on your own (possibly at a later date).

With the holiday season coming up, you don't want to scare him off with a gift that screams "it's too soon!

," nor should you flippantly throw him a thoughtless bauble and call it a day.

(Maybe they want their birthday ignored all together—but you've got to ask.)You'll definitely be expected to participate in any and all existing birthday plans. You're going, and, if you want to earn huge brownie points, you'll take care of the whole "splitting the bill among eight people" ordeal. You'll arrive with the Guest of Honor and stay as long as he or she does. You don't have to spend a lot of money, and it certainly doesn't have to be anything elaborate.

But a book, a cd, a trip to a favorite restaurant, an inside joke from an early date—some kind of little gift to let the person know you're psyched about dating them, excited about their birthday, and ready to take on this "Significant Other" role.

Be sure to mingle with people, and don't expect to spend the whole night by the birthday person's side.

You'll probably go home together at the end of the night, but if it doesn't happen, for whatever reason, don't pout.

This night is not about your burgeoning relationship.

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