Guys, pay attention! Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and if you're planning to say it with roses, you'd better make sure what you're saying. The color rose you choose could be sending the wrong message....
White--innocence and purity. But it's also a favorite at weddings, so unless you're proposing, better pass on the white!
Pink--admiration, sweetness, romantic without an admission of love. Noncommittal, in other words. (This one's recommended for the guy who wants to get laid but isn't making any promises.)
Yellow--friendship, platonic love. If you send this one to a woman, you're saying she's incredible. Just not for you.
(When I sold my first novel, my publisher sent me a dozen red roses. When they bought my second and third books, I got yellow roses. I should have realized then that the honeymoon was over!)
Sterling silver or lavender rose--my personal favorite. Enchantment, love at first sight, the unattainable. Yes, I can see that. This rose isn't so common. It's unique. To me, if a guy gave me sterling silver roses, he'd be telling me I'm one of a kind. Special.
The red rose--everyone knows this one is the rose that says "I love you."
When I was growing up, my parents had all colors of roses in their garden. Some were hybrids. One was yellow with red tips. I wonder, does that one go to the friends with benefits?
Happy Valentine's Day! Don't send out any mixed messages, guys, or you'll be spending a very unromantic night at Le Chateau Bow-Wow....