Post # 1
my birthday is Feb 13, and as a child my parents/rest of my family definately made our day special for all of us grandkids/kids. Since I started dating, I made a point to make my boyfriends birthday noted enough, and *most* did the same for me. (I dont mean I need to be spoiled with alot of presents-I am NOT a princess, I just need the sentiment.
So because of that, Valentines Day being the next day, screw it. Its a commercialized holiday anyway, where no one celebrates it as the Christian Feast day it once was, and instead its a buy-expensive-crap-for-your-SO-day.
I told my SO when we started dating (April on 2010) I didnt care about Valentines Day, becasuse we celebrate our birthdays and anniversary with enough sentiment, he snorted at me. He still thinks on Feb 15 there is going to be a fight because of V-Day. Lol
Am I the only one who does not care about this day? Or am I a weirdo? Lol
Post # 3
It’s your typical Hallmark holiday created to boost sales of things nobody needs. I do not care about Valentine’s Day at all.
Post # 4
I care about it, I think its fun. I would be upset if I didn’t receive anything.
Post # 5
@nineteen87: thats why I dont care, they just jack up floral and jewelry sales so much.
Post # 6
I have a very, very strong hatred towards this day. I kid you not, I celebrate on February 15th because that means I don’t have to hear about it again for another year. I have personal reasons, but I also believe the holiday is a load of crap that was designed for companies like Hallmark.
My SO knows well enough now not to even say Happy Valentines Day to me haha.
Post # 7
It’s a hallmark holiday. I wouldn’t care if I recieved something or not. I’ll still buy my SO something — Candy, a little trinket, something. But I don’t care if it’s reciprocated. It’s just a day like any other day.
Post # 8
I think it’s a cute holiday and I like to celebrate it but not go all out and make a fuss with expensive gifts and dates. It’s just a nice way to let your sweetie know I love you.
Post # 9
I don’t care about it in the sense that I would be devastated to not be showered with gifts on the day, but I would care if my fiance didn’t even notice. We don’t tend to spend lots of money on each other, we just take it as a day to consider how lucky we are to have each other.
It’s also special, because it’s the day fiance proposed to me 🙂
Post # 10
@Liss13: I think it’s weird that after 3 years he doesn’t believe you about this. What makes him scoff when you say you don’t care about it, especially after THREE YEARS? What does he do for Valentines day for you to “avoid a blow up” anyway?
Post # 11
It’s obviously a hallmark holiday, but still I love any opportunity to celebrate love and FI. We’re not great with holidays though…birthdays and Christmas we try to do up…and our favorite holiday is Halloween. But other than that we do cards and a sweet treat. I have to admit we give a lot of just because gifts throughout the year.
Post # 12
The ONLY reason I even remotly care about valentine’s day is because it is our dating anniversary and that isn’t even because FI was trying to be romantic, its just how it worked out, he planned on asking me to be in a relationship with him the next time we hung out and it just happened to be on valentine’s day. If it wasn’t for our anniversay I would treat it as a normal day and nothing else.
Post # 13
@Liss13: The only Valentine’s Day I ever cared about was my first with ex (who was my first proper bf). I flew out a thousand miles just to be with him, but he preferred to spend the day flirting with his old friend while leaving me alone with a bunch of people I never met (his friends). End of the night random woman walks up to me and asks “Why are the two of you pretending that you don’t have a relationship?” I literally had tears of humiliation in my eyes.
Needless to add, that cured me of VD for the rest of my life.
Post # 14
I like Valentine’s Day and I would secretly like to be surprised with flowers and jewellery – but that just isn’t what Mr DS is like! We use it as an excuse for a nice dinner (at home – I hate going out and spending over the odds for a totally average menu) and a bottle of Champers So basically, I don’t care “a lot” about it but it’s nice to do something.
Post # 15
I liked the holiday but didn’t do anything crazy concerning it. My fiancé proposed 2 days before V-Day so now V-Day doesn’t really mean that much.
Post # 16
Who cares if it’s a Hallmark, capitalistic conspiracy holiday? It’s an excuse to be nice to someone and I’ll always play that game. Just because it’s Valentines doesn’t mean you HAVE to buy a card and a heart shaped box. You’re allowed to celebrate in any way you’d like (or not). I wouldn’t be distraught if I wasn’t showered with gifts. But I still want to do something nice and make something of the day – not just let it pass by as an ignored holiday because I don’t want to feed the “hallmark monster.”