Top 10 Ways to Apologize to Your Girlfriend

Written by: Editorial Staff

October 4, 2010
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Contributed by Robert P. Simon, Info Guru

I’ve done it more than once… I’ve done it more than ten times.

Be careful though, if you don’t treat her right you’ll end up with more clutter in your apartment than you ever bargained for. Depending on how bad things are you may need to combine 2-3 of these suggestions at one time to successfully hop out of the frying pan.

10. Buy her flowers

Standard operating procedure here. Our friend David has some advice for you on this one, to quote “Women love flowers, even if they say they don’t” … Top 10 Most Beautiful Flowers.

9. Take her out for fancy dinner

My recommendation is to wait 24-48 hours before applying this technique. If she’s still hot under the collar you’re walking into the firing line and setting yourself up for public humiliation. Instead, let her simmer for a day or two, and surprise her with a trip to your favorite romantic bistro. Either way, wear dark clothes. You don’t need a loud red stain on your shirt after she throws a glass of wine at you.

8. Get her tickets.

Preferably tickets to see her favorite band/musician. And go with to the concert.

You hate James Blunt. That’s because James Blunt is terrible. But your girlfriend loves him. She loves his soft voice. She loves his sensitive lyrics. She loves that awful music video where he takes off his clothes during a blizzard. Well, if you hadn’t screwed up you wouldn’t have to sit through 2 hours of live James Blunt. But now you do.

7. Clean the house

You NEVER clean the house. Wash the dishes, do the laundry, dust, vacuum, polish her mom’s silver… Leave no stone unturned. Now she knows you’re serious.

6. Spring for a vacation

The trick here is to find a romantic getaway that won’t be crawling with handsome other men who presumably have not already made your girlfriend throw a vase through the flat screen TV. I suggest a national park. Avoid Greece, Italy and Brazil at all costs.

5. Teddy Bear

Find the biggest teddy bear in three cities.

The pink teddy bear says you’re trying too hard, and the white teddy bear with red embroidery will probably remind her of Valentine’s Day (you got in a fight last Valentine’s Day, remember?) Go with the brown one.

4. Puppy love

You need a real animal for this one. Get her a puppy.

You’re in real trouble here. A teddy bear just won’t do. Tip: She loves puppies, but she probably doesn’t want a Pit Bull.

3. Write a poem

This is a poem that you write, especially for her. Sure, it won’t be any good, but it’s the thought that counts. She’ll be touched that you even tried.

2. Turn the poem into a song!

Strum out a few chords, do your best James Blunt impersonation, maybe grow out a little stubble and go for the tortured artist look. Keep it simple though; your prog-metal aspirations are best saved for the upcoming concept album, so do omit the 17-minute instrumental outro.

1. Propose

Well, if you’re serious… why not? Just don’t skimp on the engagement ring.

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6 Responses to “Top 10 Ways to Apologize to Your Girlfriend”

  1. Tara on October 12th, 2010 11:26 am

    Ok….these are all very nice things to do for a girl, but….to apologize? Most of the time, women want what most men aren’t man enough to do–a true apology that involves him admitting he was wrong. The poem and song come closest because they have the potential to actually express this. Don’t think you can just buy her flowers and automatically be in the clear. And, if you need to apologize to your girlfriend, she’s probably angry at you, so do you really want her to be in a bad mood when you propose?

  2. Ahmed on October 19th, 2010 12:40 pm

    If my gf would let things go because i buy her stuff i would not date her. That’s one really shallow article

  3. Charles Scott on October 27th, 2010 12:10 am

    Wow! This is such a sweet gestures which I am expecting from my partner. I like the teddy bear one coz I love them.

  4. James on December 11th, 2010 4:19 am

    As much as most of these ideas are garbage at first glance, it seems to me that the writer does hit the nail on the head in a few ways.

    Flowers can work, but only if . . .

    They are her favourite flower, and the card is something you wrote to her personally.

    Fancy dinner might work, but . . .

    While it will “wow” her, and may show that you truly are sorry, it will only truly have some level of success if you drop the ego and actually own up to what you did that was wrong.

    Taking her to a show is ok, however . . .

    It better be something that she enjoys doing but that you usually complain or belly-ache about because you dislike it. If you both like a certain hockey team, taking her to see them live certianly won’t do. (How can you tell I live in Canada, eh?)

    Cleaning only works if you’re a slob and don’t do your share. Cleaning should be left for a “just because” surprise when you’re doing something else, not a desperate attempt to say sorry, or else that’s all it will seem like. Same goes for paying for a vacation.

    Stuffed animals are risky. When she looks at it in the future, you risk reminding her or whatever you did. However, if you bought her one and had an apology poem you wrote embroidered on it, you might be on to something.

    Buying an animal is silly unless you’re already married and living together. What if you mess up again, or you eventually just decide to break up?

    Poems are good, and so are songs, but only if you wrote them yourself.

    The idea of proposing is just ridiculous, though.

  5. Mikey Garcia on January 24th, 2011 7:41 pm

    Awesome post! however i am not sure about James Blunt! haha!

  6. Missy on September 8th, 2011 3:36 pm

    LOL this was funny. Nice job!

    I might have to send a copy of this to my boyfriend. :)