“Go with her to a garden and see which ones she goes for.” It’s so much more thoughtful to surprise a girl with a bunch of her favorite flowers than a generic bouquet: for one thing, you can be sure she’ll like them, and for another, she’ll be touched you remembered what her favorite kind is.
A third bonus, as Alberetti points out, is that a guy can get away with spending less if his girlfriend happens to like peonies or freesias, rather than shelling out for more expensive (and generic) roses.
The Gerbera variety, recognizable by their large flowering heads, is available in an assortment of peppy hues, which gives them the additional meaning of cheerfulness.
It could be because red roses symbolize love, romance, beauty and perfection.
The iconic flower is also known for being pricey—according to Michael Gaffney, Director of the New York School of Flower Design, "flower growers hold back their rose bushes for months in order to have them bloom in time for February 14Daisies are known for symbolizing beauty, innocence and purity, says Law.
Giving gifts to women IS generous and thoughtful and kind. Are you a woman who thinks that your great date actually meant something?
The problem is that, as a first-date gesture, it’s antiquated and awkward for the woman. Are you a guy who thinks that women should write back rejection letters if they’re not interested in you online?
After all, many a schmuck (myself included) has bought flowers for a woman, either having them delivered to her office BEFORE the guy even asks her out, or brings them on the 1st date, only to not have the hoped for romance go anywhere, and then feel like a loser for blowing $50 on flowers on top of the dinner. If you give flowers to every woman on the first date, and every woman agrees that it’s an over-the-top gesture which has been outdated for thirty years, why are you still fighting it?