For as long as I can remember, roses have been that cliche, “let’s get out of thinking of a present because roses are romantic and the embodiment of everything I want to say to you!”
So let’s first talk about the rose colors and what they mean :
Red = Love / Romance.
Pink = Love / Gratitude / Appreciation.
White = Marriage / Spirituality / New Starts.
Orange = Enthusiasm / Passion.
Yellow = Friendship / Joy / Good Health.
Now the orange and yellow one are fine and dandy, maybe even the white one but the red and pink ones are the ones that truly bother me. Because getting me a red or pink rose doesn’t signify as romance to me, it signifies to me that you’re too lazy to genuinely come up with a good present and you couldn’t even be bothered to think of my favorite flower.
I personally believe that give somebody their favorite flower will mean ten times more than a simple rose that every girl gets will.
Giving somebody their favorite flower will tell them these things :
- That you listen to what she has to say.
- That you care about her opinions.
- That you have genuinely put thought into the present.
Of course, you do have those random girls that want the roses because they genuinely like roses (unlike me) or because it’s easier to brag to your friends if you give her a symbolism of love rather than innocence like Calla Lilies.
However, a lot of girls would find it ten times more meaningful if you give her the favorite flower over the roses.
By the way, this rant reminds me so much of The Right Kind of Wrong that is not even funny. At the beginning of the movie, this brides mother makes a comment that this girl hates roses and if it were sunflowers, she would actually have faith in the marriage because she loved sunflowers.
But because roses were symbolic nature of love then roses were what was at the ending… And when Leo, the main character, gives her sunflowers, she seems so much more genuinely happy about the sunflowers (though she thought they were from her husband!)
So yeah, if you want to be genuine and prove that you care for your girlfriend, then give her favorite flower not a rose!
I got the Rose Color Meanings from this incredible website if you want to check it out!