Is Valentine's Day a big deal for you guys as a couple?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How do you feel about Valentine's Day?
    We both see it as important to celebrate! : (20 votes)
    8 %
    We don't think it's a big deal but we do celebrate it somehow : (170 votes)
    70 %
    Don't celebrate it at all : (40 votes)
    17 %
    I find it important but my SO doesn't : (7 votes)
    3 %
    My SO finds it important but I don't : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    It’s meh. Not a big deal, wouldn’t care if we skipped it, but we do celebrate in a smaller way

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @alotlikelove:  It wouldn’t be a big deal, if Mr. 99 hadn’t proposed on Valentine’s day!!!  So while we don’t go all out, we certainly mark the day we decided to be together forever.  We’re going out with friends for dinner, and I’ll make sure I look smokin hot so we can be all feisty when we get home…other than that….what else is there?

    Post # 5
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    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We don’t go all out, hotel, dozen roses, candy, jewelry, etc., but we do enjoy celebrating it.  If we had more money, we would probably do a little more.  Our problem is that we live in two different cities, and sometimes getting together the last two years has been hard.  Last year his daughter had a late graduation and his ex gave him the date as the 14th when it was the 12th.  The year before I was dogsitting and the owners came home a little later from their trip due to a cancelled flight.  We do enjoy going out to dinner though.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We are going out to our favorite sushi restaurant. No presents or cards.

    Post # 7
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    The first 10 years he was really into it, buying me flowers and candy. Now it’s wedged right in between our anniversary and my birthday so we ignore it haha. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    we don’t celebrate it, but we don’t get all “valentines day is a corporate holiday blah blah blah” about it like some of my friends to. that’s annoying.

    Post # 9
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    Nope. This will be our second Valentines together (first married) and we haven’t ever bought each other gifts. If we feel the need to be romantic or something sweet for each other, we do it just because, not because it’s a certain day of the year and it’s expected. 

    Post # 10
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    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @alotlikelove:  we do not celebrate it and do not care. We don’t really even acknowledge it.

    I didn’t grow up celebrating Vday (there was no such thing in my country when I was a kid) and it means nothing to me as an adult. We do romantic things, just not on that occasion. I like to schedule regular date nights for us on random days, so we can get a little dressed up and go someplace nice and reconnect. The next one is in a few weeks and we’re going to a place where the Obamas had a recent date night. 🙂 Can’t wait!  

    Post # 11
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    55 posts
    Worker bee

    This is our 2nd vday together and we have not celebrated either one. Both times he has been out of town during the holiday. I’m fine with it! Less pressure. Even if we were together we prob wouldn’t do a damn thing other than be together.

    Post # 12
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    We’re going to a diner because I love me some pie.  It’s not really a big deal to us.

    Post # 13
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    47 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Eh, we usually exchange gifts. He surprised me this year with a camera bag for my dSLR that I’ve been wanting but couldn’t justify spending the money on. I bought him some of the war game models that he paints, a book, a coffee cup, and I usually make some sort of cute little thing out of Hershey’s Kisses (I started that last year, kinda worried I’m going to run out of ideas after a few years lol).

    We’ve always been apart for V-day so doing something together wasn’t possible. We probably won’t even Skype this year since his laptop decided to kick the bucket.

    Post # 14
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    2150 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Not a big deal to us. We usually make a nicer than normal dinner at home, have some wine, maybe some sex. Kidding. But seriously 😉

    FI told me that this girl he works with (he’s a server) who is always asking for extra shifts, complaining about not being able to pay bills, etc, drove an hour to buy her boyfriend a $400 PS4 for Valentine’s Day. Insane.

    To us, birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas are more important. Though, we did forget our 3 year dating anniversary last month, ha!

    Post # 15
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    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @alotlikelove:  Eh, not really. Mostly because of my fiance’s work schedule, which means he misses it every second year, but we don’t mind. We’d probably just have a nice dinner or something, but we’re fine just staying at home too!

    The local newspaper has a special feature every Valentine’s Day, where you can submit a small personal message for a fee. I did this for our first Valentine’s, and have kept it up every year since.

    So even if my fiance is away at work, he can still read the paper and see my little message 🙂

    Maybe it’s also because we don’t believe in just celebrating and enjoying our love and each other on one day of the year, when it really can and should be celebrated every day!

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    We both think it’s incredibly lame and cheesy, so we don’t celebrate it at all. 

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