It can be hard for new couples to find the right gift. Something too extravagant might scare off a new partner, but just a card could make him feel unappreciated. Your best bet is to discuss the issue beforehand, but if that isn't an option, the key is to keep it simple but thoughtful.

It can be hard for new couples to find the right gift. Something too extravagant might scare off a new partner, but just a card could make him feel unappreciated. Your best bet is to discuss the issue beforehand, but if that isn't an option, the key is to keep it simple but thoughtful.

A shopping trip together is an easy way to get the right gift without agonizing over the implications. Fellas, make sure to have fun and not get frustrated by a day of shopping, and she'll surely think you're a keeper.

If you want to spend the evening together, but a romantic dinner is too much pressure, options that aren't overly mushy include Times New Viking covering Velvet Underground tunes for the closing party of the Andy Warhol show at the Wex (wexarts.org), or letting loose with a few drinks and some excellent music at the Ravari Room's Clampdown dance party (myspace.com/clampdown).