(Closed) Valentine’s Day- Love it or Hate it?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?
    Hate it— and getting a gift would be rather annoying : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Hate it—but if he wants to get me something it wouldn’t bother me : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Hate it—but I’m embarrassed to admit that I’d be kind of upset if I didn’t get anything : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Love it—and only expect a small gesture- card or small drug-store candy or single stem : (23 votes)
    52 %
    Love it—and expect a medium size gesture—flower bouquet or large box of premium candy : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Love it—and want a large gesture—dinner at a nice restaurant or jewelry or weekend away : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t have strong feelings either way. We usually exchange cards and thats it. He will usually get me some Valentines candy too but not until it goes on sale 🙂

    Post # 4
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    843 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t really care either way.  Actually, FI’s bday is Valentine’s Day so I enjoy celebrating that over Valentine’s Day.  I’m just not really into the overly romantic flowers/stuffed animals/cards stuff.  Never been too girly, maybe thats why!

    Post # 5
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    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I kind of feel the same way. Why not do something special on a totally random day, rather than wait a year to do something special on the same day every other single person ever is having something special done for them?

    Our plan is not to get any kind of gifts, but if he did, I would appreciate it, at the same time, I definitely won’t be upset if I don’t get anything!

    Post # 6
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    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    LOVE it!

    But it’s not about the gifts for me, it’s just about loving love 🙂

    Post # 7
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    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Eh, not thatimportant to me either way. I could take it, or leave it. To me it’s just an excuse to get a good meal, and to get a lil’ sumpin’, sumpin’  🙂

    Post # 8
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    586 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I hate V-day!! Sooo much! I always tell FI not to get me anything, and he never listens. We are broke this year, and this morning he presented me with a bunch of framed pics of us. Some were nice and some were silly, but they were all cute.

    Stupid V-Day =)

    Post # 9
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i like it but don’t love it. i’d be happy making dinner together and maybe a small bunch of flowers (no roses though).

    Post # 10
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Theres not really an option for me. I dont love or hate it. In the past there have been Valentines Days where we have done things like gone out to a very nice dinner or gotten something small for one another (Card, flowers, chocolates, lingerie, etc) but it is not something that is expcted. I would not be upset if DH didnt do anything for me today. This year is also different because next Monday we will be going out for a nice dinner that DH planned (its a surprise) for our 6 month married “anniversary” so we are totally skipping Valentines Day!

    Post # 11
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Personally, I don’t like exchanging gifts on V-day. Little gestures like a balloon or cookies are cute, but buying an actual gift I save for B-days or anniversarys.

    We typically just spend time with each other for V-day and do little thoughful things with each other. I like this b/c it gives an excuse to be extra thoughtful and focus on the little things 🙂

    Post # 12
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’ve never done gifts on V-day…but I still love that it’s a day of romance 🙂 You shouldn’t really need an edxcuse…but it’s super fun anyway 🙂

     

    Post # 13
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    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I like giving gifts but FI hates Valentine’s Day. I will give him credit-he did well this year. But he’s officially announced “We are going to have to cut down on gift giving so we can save for the wedding. We are not exchanging gifts on St. Patrick’s Day.” Um OK

    Post # 14
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I think the idea of having a day to specially remember to say I love you and show the person you love attention is great! But all the crappy little chotskies and dust collectors they sell and all the roses that die in 2 days and worthless stuffed animals kind of annoy me 🙂

    Post # 15
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    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I look at it as an excuse to go out to dinner haha. It’s just such a commerical holiday where the emphasis is on buying things. I guess I don’t love it or hate it….it’s ok. Though I would be sad if DH didn’t even do something small for me. However, I’d much rather have a nice gesture than things.

    Post # 16
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Ditto.  It’s not that I don’t like or am bitter about Valentine’s day.  I just find flowers and candy meaningless if he bought them because society has told him that today is the day he must do it.  I’d much rather it be any other day…the best are the days he’s just thinking about me.  (Sorry I didn’t vote.  I just couldn’t say that I “hate” the day…it’s just any other day for me.  I can say I hate Monday’s though!  ha ha)

    Previous Valentine’s days, he would still get me flowers even though I’ve told him over and over again that I didn’t want anything.  He always thought I was one of those girls that played games and secretly really wanted something.  I think he’s finally gotten the message this year.  🙂

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