But, the fact that Valentine's Day is technically a calendar holiday is no reason to speed anything up, or put extra pressure on yourself or your relationship, no matter what stage you and your partner are in, she says.
You have every right to express that, and you shouldn't freak out about scaring away your partner, says Gabrielle Applebury, a sex and marriage therapist in Orange County, CA.
However, there are some ways to get through this holiday when you're not in an ultra-serious relationship. Some (very few) people go all out on Valentines Day, even when they are casually dating somebody.
But, let's be honest: if you've been seeing someone for a month of less, chances are the whole flowers/candy/expensive dinner/jewelry thing probably won't happen for you.
Let's be honest, Valentine's Day is awkward for almost everybody.
But it can be even more uncomfortable when you just started seeing somebody and are still in the "getting to know each other" phase.
That being said, sometimes the wanton nature of calendars can work in our favor and in 2017, it's helping you out.