02/14/2012 02:19 pm ET Updated Apr 15, 2012

Love, Oh Lawless Love: Valentine's Day Tips Tweeted By S.C. Lawmaker Arrested for Harassing Ex-Girlfriend

A Republican South Carolina lawmaker who recently dropped a congressional bid after he was arrested for harassing an ex-girlfriend is giving Valentines Day tips for guys via his Twitter page today.

Rule number four for guys looking to send their girl a card, according to Myrtle Beach GOP Rep. Thad Viers?

"Don't Be Gay! Who wants a card with fairies & cupids? Humor wks. Funny is sexy. Simple note-expresses love=winning!"

Other V-Day tips from the love-minded legislator?

You're an "ass clown" if you give her balloons, and a rookie if you give her roses.

And when it comes to movie night, Viers has a rather less traditional approach.

"#3 MOVIE NIGHT? Great idea! Why not tke ur girl to a strip club w/ a buffet? Exception: romantic dinner @ home then The Notebook #sctweets"

The 33-year-old lawmaker is no stranger to controversy.

Early last month Viers left a crowded race for Congress after he was arrested for harassing his ex-girlfriend.

It wasn't the first time.

In 2006, Viers paid a $500 fine and pleaded "no contest" to harassing his ex-wife's boyfriend by leaving vicious messages on his voicemail. His lawyer had argued that Viers was "under the influence of love" at the time he made the calls.

In a phone call today, Viers confirmed he was the author of the Twitter tips and that his account had not been hacked.

Asked if it was an attempt to rehabilitate his image in the wake of some unflattering press, he said no.

Rather, in light of his previous situations involving women and the law, Viers said he was just having some fun on a holiday he thinks people take way too seriously.

Clearly any story involving this particular South Carolina lawmaker and romance is likely to bring up incidents that don't necessarily paint him in the most charitable light.

That doesn't seem to bother him.

"It's my life," he said.