Maybe the headshop girl would be a way for you to experiment with something (someone) new without your BF going crazy?
Also coconut, just a round one, not a thailand kind with the husk, correct? Just punch a hole in the "eye" that is soft, there are three and one will be easy to push something like a chopstick through. Drain the coconut. Grab a big butchers/chefs knife and use the blunt edge of the knife to crack the coconut. Hold the coconut in your other hand, whack it down the middle with the knife, turn a bit, whack again, keep doing that down the middle till it splits in half. Its really easy but hard to explain. Removing the meat is a whole other ordeal.