Valentine's Day is fast approaching and lovers of love everywhere will be searching for a special something to let their someone special know just how much they love them. A lot of us will send flowers.  Flowers are always good. In most cases you can't screw up flowers. But because we are men and we can screw up an anvil, let's take a more in-depth look at sending flowers.

Roses are a great choice when it comes to saying "I Love You". However not all roses and rose bouquets say what you think they say. According to the folks at there is hidden meaning in the number of roses that arrive in the arms of your beloved. Here is the breakdown.

One rose is meant for early in a relationship, and means love at first sight. Think about the TV show the bachelor. The gift of a single rose signifies that I believe you are worthy of being paid to pretend to love me.

Three roses represents a shared love, and should be a one-month anniversary gift. This extra gesture of the two additional roses is quite symbolic. It says I really don't know what anniversary it is but I didn't have enough money for a dozen.

 Six roses symbolizes passion and infatuation. Six is one letter away from another word that starts with "s" and ends with "x". Chances are you're still early enough in the relationship that you still have a physical relationship.

Ten roses says you believe your love is perfect. I don't know how "10" got to be the official number of perfection but it sure seems to be. Think of the awful Bo Derek movie and Olympic Gymnastics judging.

Twelve roses is perfect for Valentine's Day, and means "be mine." That's the message we really want to send on this made for florist holiday. A dozen roses has been written and sung about for decades. Don't screw this up, get 12 roses and be happy about it.

Thirteen roses means you just want to be friends. It's like you're saying "be mine", but there's one more thing. That one more thing is I like you enough to go to Cowboy's with you. I don't like you enough to go home from Cowboy's with  you.

Fifteen roses means you're sorry. It really does. As you can see it's the odd numbers that get you on the bad side. Nobody ever wrote a song about fifteen roses. You must have screwed up really bad if you need the extra three to convince her.

 Twenty-four roses is like SHOUTING "I'm yours." You see what I did there? I used all caps on "shouting" because online all upper case letters is considered shouting. Twenty-four roses is for the Tim and Faith kind of love. Most of us just tolerate each other. Twelve will do.

Forty Roses means your love is truly genuine.  It also means you are making up for a shortcoming somewhere else? If you're a man and you drive a Corvette or really tall pick-up truck you aren't kidding anybody. We are all pretty sure we know what that shortcoming is.

Besides beautiful roses what other gifts and goodies do you like to give to your dearly beloved to let them know your love is true? The information you share might help save the love life of someone you've never met.

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